Born in Malaysia and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Linda May Han Oh began playing the piano, bassoon and at fifteen dabbled on electric bass playing jazz in high school bands. Linda studied at the W.A Academy of Performing Arts, where she graduated with first-class honors. She received the 2010 Bell Award for Young Australian Artist of the Year and the No. 1 Acoustic Bass Rising Star award in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll. This same year she received 2nd place at the BASS2010 Competition in Berlin. Linda completed her Masters at the Manhattan School of Music and now teaches the precollege division there. Linda has performed with the musicians such as 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. Her latest release in 2017 “Walk Against Wind” received critical acclaim and was featured on the 2017 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll. She is a recent recipient of the Jerome Foundation Fellowship.
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