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“The Noise of Us Trio” featuring Linda Oh, Fabian Almazan & Ben Vanderwal
Monday 02 August 7.00pm
Fresh off performances for the Sydney Con Jazz Fest and an online performances for the EFG London Jazz, Linda May Han Oh, Fabian Almazan and Ben Vanderwal play a rare show before Linda and Fabian return to the States in mid August.
Linda May Han Oh is a bassist/composer who has performed and recorded with artists such as Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Terri Lyne Carrington, Steve Wilson, Geri Allen and Vijay Iyer.
Originally born in Malaysia and raised in Perth, Western Australia, she has received many awards such as 2nd place at the BASS2010 Competition, a semi-finalist at the BMW Bass competition and an honorary mention at the 2009 Thelonious Monk Bass Competition.
She was recently featured as the bassist in the Dorothea Williams Quartet in the computer animated Pixar movie “Soul” under the musical direction of Jon Batiste alongside the great drummer Roy Haynes.
“her innovative range and stellar improvisations have made [her] one of the most dynamic rising stars in jazz today.” The Wall Street Journal
Cuban-American pianist/composer Fabian Almazan found his musical roots as a child in Havana where he first became involved in the classical piano tradition.
Almazan is the founder of Biophilia Records. Biophilia means “an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems.” In addition to creating meaningful and imaginative music, Biophilia Records artists are united by a common interest in having a positive impact on the environment and our communities.
He has toured his music extensively as well as accompanied artists such as Terence Blanchard, Gretchen Parlato, John Hollenbeck, Mark Guiliana, Dave Douglass, Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Justin Brown and Ambrose Akinmusire among others. Almazan can be heard in such films as Harriet, Chi-Raq, Red Tails and Miracle at St Anna.
Ben is one of the most in demand Jazz drummers in Australia. He has played with John Scofield, Charlie Haden, Joe Lovano, Vince Jones, Tim Minchin, Howard Levey, Madeleine Peyroux, Guthrie Govan, Gilad Hexelman, Thirsty Merc, Megan Washington, James Morrison, Chris Potter and Lionel Rose.
“Vanderwal’s drumming is problematic” Eric Myers – The Australian