Fabian Almazan piano
The lingering days of midsummer will be the perfect time to delight in the music of two leading jazz artists of our time: Malaysian-Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh and pianist Fabian Almazan.
These two hugely accomplished performers, improvisers and composers visit Ireland this year with over a decade of stunning musical collaborations, and their concerts will highlight mostly original works that express virtuosity and imagination in generous measure.
Almazan draws profound inspiration from his Cuban heritage, its natural environment, and his musical training in jazz and classical idioms—by bringing this together with Oh’s prodigiously gifted bass-playing and compositional talent, the result is a recipe for awe-inspiring musical brilliance. Displaying musical sensitivity and audacity in perfect proportion, these two players deliver an impeccably paired and unforgettable musical experience this June.
Linda May Han Oh
Based in New York City, Linda May Han Oh is a prodigiously gifted bassist and composer who has performed and recorded with renowned artists such as Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Terri Lyne Carrington, Steve Wilson, Geri Allen and Vijay Iyer.
Celebrated Cuban-American pianist and composer Fabian Almazan found his musical roots as a child in Havana where he was first introduced to the classical piano tradition.
“Her innovative range and stellar improvisations have made [her] one of the most dynamic rising stars in jazz today” The Wall Street Journal (on Oh)
“Moments of heart-swelling beauty roiled with subtle dissonances that promote stunning, continuously unfolding harmonic growth” Downbeat (on Almazan)
“Mad skills on electric bass” All about Jazz (on Oh)