Born in Malaysia and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Linda Oh is an active bassist and composer who has performed with the likes of Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Kenny Barron, Steve Wilson, Fabian Almazan and Terri Lyne Carrington.
She has received many awards such as an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s award in 2008, second place at the Bass 2010 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, 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 next recording to be released in 2014 is a commission from the Jazz Gallery, featuring the Sirius string quartet.
Linda has written for large and small ensembles as well as for film, participating in the BMI Film Composers Workshop in 2011. She currently is based in New York City and teaches in the Precollege Division of Manhattan School of Music.
For more on Linda and where to find her music visit: LindaOhMusic.com