Our Harlem Jazz Saturdays series presents a performance by bassist Linda Oh.
Doors at 6:00pm. Set times: 7:00pm and 9:30pm.
No music charge. Two-item minimum per person at tables. Reserve a table.
Troy Roberts: saxophone. Fabian Almazan: piano.
Kenneth Salters: drums. Linda Oh: bass.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Malaysia, raised in Western Australia, Linda Oh began playing piano, bassoon and electric bass before taking up the acoustic-bass at the W.A Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where she graduated with first-class honors. Linda was a James Morrison Scholarship Finalist in 2003 and in 2004 was an IAJE Sister in Jazz and received the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s award in 2008. She also received an honorary mention at the 2009 Thelonious Monk Bass Competition and received the 2010 Bell Award forYoung Australian Artist of the Year. In 2010 she was nominated for the Jazz Journalist's Awards for Up and Coming Artist of the Year, and received the award of No. 1 Acoustic Bass Rising Star in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll. This same year she received 2nd place at the BASS2010 Competition in Berlin.
Linda completed her Masters at the Manhattan School of Music in 2008 studying with Jay Anderson, John Riley, Phil Markowitz, Dave Liebman and Rodney Jones. She now teaches the pre-college division there and is involved in jazz videoconference master-classes for high-schools around the US. As an active teacher she was also involved in creating a series of lessons for the up and coming BassGuru app for iPad and iPhone. Linda has performed with the likes of Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Kenny Barron, Geri Allen, Fabian Almazanand Terri Lyne Carrington.
Linda is an active acoustic bassist, electric bassist and composer, composing music for various ensembles and short films, also participating in the BMI Film Composers Workshop and Sun-dance Labs at Skywalker Ranch. In 2009 her self-released debut trio album "Entry" with Obed Calvaire and Ambrose Akinmusire received some critical attention. It was listed in Artforum magazine as one of Vijay Iyer’s top ten of 2009. Her second album “Initial Here” released on Greenleaf Records in 2012 features a quartet with Dayna Stephens on tenor sax, Fabian Almazan on piano and Rudy Royston on drums with special guest Jen Shyu on vocals. This album was mentioned several times for album of the year invarious jazz polls. "Sun Pictures" is her third release - a quartet album recorded live at WKCR studios featuring Ben Wendel on tenor saxophone, James Muller on guitar and Ted Poor on drums.
Linda is currently working on her second trumpet trio album and an eight-piece group featuring a string quartet whilst also being a member of Pet Metheny’s most recent quartet project.