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Linda May Han Oh

New York, NY            

Linda Oh is an active bassist and composer who has performed with musicians such as Geri Allen, Jow Lovano, Dave Douglas, Kenny Barron, 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 is a quartet featuring Dayna Stephens on tenor saxophone, Fabian Almazan on piano and Rudy Royston on drums.  Her latest 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.  Linda has written for large and small ensembles as well as for film, participating in the BMI Film Composers Workshop and Sundance Labs at Skywalker Ranch. She currently is based in New York City and teaches in the Precollege Division of Manhattan School of Music. As an active educator she has helped to create a series of lessons for the up and coming BassGuru app for iPad and iPhone. 

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Headlines July 25 2017 | By Linda May Han Oh
A Fearless and Kind Leader—Remembering Geri Allen (1957-2017)

The vast number of people in this world that the great Geri Allen has influenced is undeniable. She has been an outstanding musician, mother, educator, mentor, and role model to...