The Jazz Session #139: Linda Oh

Bassist Linda Oh was born in Malaysia to Chinese parents, grew up in Perth, Australia, and now plays the bass in New York City. Her debut recording, Entry (self-produced, 2009), is a strong trio statement featuring trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and drummer Obed Calvaire. In this interview, Oh discusses her decision to challenge herself on her first recording; her upbringing and how it influenced her decision to become a jazz bassist; and how she has dealt with stereotypes about Asian women as she’s forged her career. Learn more at

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Author: Jason Crane

1 thought on “The Jazz Session #139: Linda Oh

  1. It was funny how she was referring to her band-mates as ‘young men’ … and then talking about being in university for music in 2002!

    … I guess it is all relative! :D

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