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Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan

October 22, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 22
7:30 pm PDT
Town Hall Forum


Sponsored by BECU. Welcomed by KNKX.

Both renowned and accomplished musicians in their own right, Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan have shared a musical journey for more than a decade and are considered one of today’s most talented jazz couples. Based in New York City, Grammy award-winning Linda May Han Oh is a 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 Boorloo (Perth), Western Australia, Oh has received many awards including a 2022 Deutscher Jazz Preis, 2nd place at the BASS2010 Competition, a semi-finalist at the BMW Bass competition and an honorary mention at the 2009 Thelonious Monk Bass Competition. She was voted the 2018-2021 Bassist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist’s Association, as well 2022 Bassist of the Year in Jazztimes. She has released five albums as a leader which have received critical acclaim, and her latest is a quintet album entitled The Glass Hours on Biophilia Record, on which Fabian Almazan also appears. Oh is currently Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music in the bass department and is also part of the Institute for Jazz and Gender Justice led by Terri Lyne Carrington.

“Oh is on her way to becoming one of the most highly regarded bass players of our time, if she hasn’t already secured that place—and her achievements as a bandleader and composer are estimable.” (Pitchfork)

Cuban-American pianist/composer Fabian Almazan found his musical roots as a child in Havana where he first became involved in the classical piano tradition. During the completion of his jazz piano bachelor’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music, Almazan immersed himself in the realm of orchestral composition studying instrumentation and orchestration with Mr. Giampaolo Bracali. Almazan is the founder and director of Biophilia Records. Biophilia means “an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems.” In addition to creating meaningful and imaginative music, Biophilia Records artists are united by a common interest in having a positive impact on the environment and our communities. Almazan has received two Grammy nominations, the SWR New Jazz Meeting commission, the Copland Fund, the Jerome Fund for Emerging Composers Award, the Jazz Gallery Residency, Rockerfeller Brothers Residency, Cintas Foundation Award in Composition and the Sundance Composers’ Lab.

“As both a composer and pianist, Fabian Almazan masterfully manipulates a balance between lyricism and tension.” (DownBeat)

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Fabian Almazan photo courtesy of the artist, Linda May Han Oh photo by Shervin Lainez


October 22, 2023
7:30 pm
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