Linda May Han Oh
Born in Malaysia and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Linda Oh is an active bassist and composer who has performed with the likes of Pat Metheny, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Kenny Barron, Steve Wilson, Geri Allen, Fabian Almazan and Terri Lyne Carrington.
She has received many awards such as an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s award in 2008, 2nd place at the BASS2010 Competition and an honorary mention at the 2009 Thelonious Monk Bass Competition. Linda also received the 2010 Bell Award for Young Australian Artist of the Year and was the 2012 Downbeat Critic’s Poll “Rising Star” on bass.
After graduating from Manhattan School of Music, she has had three releases as a leader which have received critical acclaim – the first being “Entry” featuring Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet and Obed Calvaire on drums. The second, “Initial Here” is a quartet featuring Dayna Stephens on tenor saxophone, Fabian Almazan on piano and Rudy Royston on drums. Her third is “Sun Pictures” (named after the oldest outdoor picture gardens in operation in Broome, Western Australia) was recorded live at WKCR studios in New York.
Her most recent release is “Walk Against Wind” features Ben Wendel on tenor saxophone, Matthew Stevens on guitar and Justin Brown on drums and other guests.
Linda has written for large and small ensembles as well as for film, participating in the BMI Film Composers Workshop, Sundance Labs at Skywalker Ranch and Sabrina McCormick’s short film, “A Good Egg”.
Linda is based in New York City and teaches in the Precollege Division of Manhattan School of Music. As an active educator she has also created a series of lessons for the BassGuru app for iPad and iPhone. Linda recently received a Jerome Foundation Fellowship and is currently bassist of Pat Metheny’s quartet.
9TH STREET STAGE
Sunday, June 18: 1:15 – 2:00pm