The Kennedy Center

Linda Oh



Biography

Born in Malaysia, raised in Western Australia, and now living in New York City, Linda 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. Linda was a James Morrison Scholarship Finalist in 2003 and in 2004 was an IAJE Sister in Jazz and received an  ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz  Composer Award in 2008. She also received an honorary mention at the 2009 Thelonious Monk Bass Competition.

Linda completed 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 precollege division there and conducts jazz videoconference master-classes for high-schools around the US. She 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 Slide Hampton, TS Monk, Nathan Davis, George Cables, James Morrison, Tony Gould, George Cables, Nasheet Waits, Max Sharam, JD Walter, Joel Frahm, Billy Kilson, Steve Wilson and Billy Childs. She has just released her debut trio album "Entry" with Obed Calvaire and Ambrose Akinmusire  which was named one of Vijay Iyer’s top ten albums of 2009.
Linda Oh