Fabian Almazan & Rhizome / Linda May Han Oh Quartet
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Fabian Almazan & Rhizome / Linda May Han Oh
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Fabian Almazan & Rhizome / Linda May Han Oh Quartet

JUN 11–23 | 37th San Francisco Jazz Festival

Jun 13
Miner Auditorium
ThuJun 13
7:30 PM

$25 | $35 | $45

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A superlative double bill featuring two leading lights of the current generation of jazz greats, pianist Fabian Almazan and bassist Linda May Han Oh.

At 34, Havana-born, Miami-raised pianist and composer Almazan has amassed the résumé and critical acclaim of an artist twice his age, bridging the worlds of jazz and classical with a deft acuity. A decade-long member of trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s various working bands and current pianist with drummer Mark Guiliana’s lauded Jazz Quartet, Almazan has divided his time as a sideman with his startling work as a bandleader – a career that has yielded four scintillating releases showcasing the pianist’s expansive range as a composer. Almazan’s most recent Blue Note/ArtistShare session, Alcanza, features Oh and drummer Henry Cole augmented by strings, electronics, and percussion.

An artist who has earned accolades around the jazz world, including a #1 Acoustic Bass Rising Star nod from DownBeat magazine’s Critics Poll, Malaysia-born bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh is one of the most important young voices in jazz today. She has racked up a stunning résumé, working with Vijay Iyer, Kenny Barron, Geri Allen, Joe Lovano, and Terri Lyne Carrington before completing the newest quartet fronted by guitarist Pat Metheny. Oh’s career as a bandleader got off to an auspicious start with 2010’s Entry, featuring Akinmusire and SFJAZZ Collective drummer Obed Calvaire, and her latest, Walk Against Wind, includes Kneebody saxophonist Ben Wendel and Almazan.

A bracing blend of lyrical Modernism, modern-jazz improvisation and postmodern sonic disruption.

The Wall Street Journal on Fabian Almazan

A bracing blend of lyrical Modernism, modern-jazz improvisation and postmodern sonic disruption.

The Wall Street Journal on Fabian Almazan

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Fabian Almazan

Alcanza Suite: I. Vida Absurda y Bella

Linda May Han Oh

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Fabian Almazan

Alcanza Suite: I. Vida Absurda y Bella

Linda May Han Oh

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