Born in Malaysia to Chinese parents and raised in Perth, Australia, Linda May Han Oh trained first on bassoon. Linda May Han Oh will be in Madison, WI during the week of April 24 as an artist in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, under the leadership of jazz pianist and Endowed Jazz Studies Director and Assistant Professor Johannes Wallmann.
She will perform with several bands throughout the week, including the Johannes Wallman Quintet. On Thursday, April 27th, I will be fortunate to have Linda in our studios on “Strictly Jazz Sounds” between 3-4pm CDT. The show, on air from 2-5pm, will feature her music as a group leader as well as that of others with whom she’s performed. We will have compositions from her newest CD “Walk Against the Wind” on Biophilia Records.
Linda’s bass work began in high school with electric bass in rock bands, but she played bassoon in school. She did not pick up the acoustic bass until she attended college. A prolific composer with her music interests ranging far and wide, including Led Zeppelin, assures that this extensive experience finds its way into her jazz repertoire. I’m sure looking forward to this interview. Oh has performed with jazz luminaries Herbie Hancock, Terry Lyne Carrington, Geri Allen, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Vijay Iyer, Kenny Barron and Pat Metheny, among many others.
Don’t miss this exclusive live on-air interview with Linda May Han Oh, Thursday, April 27, 3-4pm CDT on “Strictly Jazz Sounds” with your host Steve Braunginn. You can also stream it online via wortfm.org and if you miss it, it’s also archived on the site for two weeks. WORT, the place for jazz in Wisconsin.