Linda May Han Oh

Born in Malaysia, raised in Western Australia, and now living in New York City, Linda May Han Oh began playing piano, bassoon and electric bass before starting upright bass in 2002 at the W.A Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where she graduated with first-class honors. Oh was a James Morrison Scholarship Finalist in 2003 and in 2004, an IAJE Sister in Jazz, and received the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s award in 2008. She also received an honorary mention at the 2009 Thelonious Monk Bass Competition. After completing her Masters at the Manhattan School of Music in 2008 studying with Jay Anderson, John Riley, Phil Markowitz, Dave Liebman and Rodney Jones, she now teaches the pre-college division there and conducts jazz video conference master classes for high schools around the US. Oh has performed with the likes of Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Kenny Barron, Geri Allen, Fabian Almazan, and Terri Lyne Carrington. She is currently the bassist with guitarist, Pat Metheny and  is an active double bassist, electric bassist, and composer.

Oh’s most recent project, The Glass Hours, was funded by the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Commission. Oh had been thinking a lot about perception, choices, and life cycles surrounding some of life’s big paradoxes, and she used these thoughts to fuel this new set of compositions for bass, voice, alto saxophone, keyboards/effects, and drums. The Glass Hours had its Chamber Music America premiere at The Jazz Gallery and then a later Village Vanguard run. It was released in June 2023.

Contact Info

Label | BioPhilia Records, info[a]biophiliarecords.com
Management | Contact Luigi[@]musicworksinternational.com
Press | Fully Altered, Matt Merewitz, fullyaltered[@]gmail.com, +1 347 384 2839
Discography | Linda Oh on AllMusic.com