Based in New York City, Linda May Han Oh is an acclaimed bassist - composer who has performed and recorded with artists such as Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Terri Lyne Carrington, Steve Wilson, Geri Allen, and Vijay Iyer. Born in Malaysia and raised in Perth, where she picked up the upright bass and studied solo transcriptions of Dave Holland. Her roots were in Australia but her real growth in New York. After more scholarships she moved to New York in 2008, where she completed her master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music. In the same year she released her debut album “Entry”, with the trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and drummer Obed Calvaire. In the recent years she got a tremendous reputation and success. Linda May Han Oh was voted the 2018 and 2019 Bassist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, as well as 2019 Artist of the Year. The awards were getting multiplied. She has five releases as a leader which have received critical acclaim. Her most recent release “Aventurine” is a double quartet album, featuring string quartet and vocal group Invenio, showing her abilities as a skilled composer and arranger. Linda has written for large and small ensembles as well as for film. Linda is currently bassist of Pat Metheny’s quartet, praised for her contribution on the last album of the guitarist, “From this place”. The innovative range and stellar improvisations have made her one of the most dynamic rising stars in jazz today.
20 October National Opera and Ballet, 22:00 NOB, 22:00