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Linda Oh — Bass

Linda Oh

Born in Malaysia, raised in Western Australia and now living in New York City, Linda was a James Morrison Scholarship Finalist in 2003 and received the ASCAP Young Jazz  Composer’s award in 2008. She also received an honorary mention at the 2009 Thelonious Monk Bass Competition and received the 2010 Bell Award for Young Australian Artist of the Year. She was also nominated for Best Up and Coming Artist this year by the Jazz Journalist’s Association and was the No 8 Rising Star in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll. Recently she came 2nd in the BASS 2010 Jazz Bass competition.

Linda completed her Masters at the Manhattan School of Music in and is an active double bassist, electric bassist and composer, composing music for short films including the Student Academy Award nominated film “Wian Bu.”

Linda has performed with the likes of Steve Wilson, Slide Hampton, TS Monk, Charles Tolliver, James Morrison, Wayne Escoffery, Joel Frahm and Mark Whitfield.  She has just released her debut trio album "Entry" with Obed Calvaire and Ambrose Akinmusire that has received great reviews and did well in the 2009 End of Year polls in the Village Voice and All About Jazz. It was also one of Vijay Iyer’s top ten of 2009.  She is now working on a jazz quartet with string quartet concept "Concert in the Dark" where the musicians play with specific movements throughout the audience with very minimal lighting to enhance the listening experience and create a spatial surround sound effect.