With the UW High School Honors Jazz Band, UW Jazz Orchestra and guest NYC bassist Linda Oh. Johannes Wallmann, director.
–Tue, April 25: Concert with Linda Oh, the Jazz Composers Septet and the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble. 8:30 PM, Morphy Hall:. Free admission.
–Thu, April 27: Concert with Linda Oh and the Johannes Wallmann Quintet (Johannes Wallmann, piano; Linda Oh, bass; Russ Johnson, trumpet; Les Thimmig, saxophone; and Jon Deitemyer, drums). 8 PM, Fredric March Play Circle, Memorial Union. Free admission.
–Fri, April 28: Concert with the UW Jazz Orchestra, the UW High School Honors Jazz Band, and bassist Linda Oh. 8 PM, Music Hall. Ticketed: $15 adults, $5 students & children. Buy tickets here or at the door.
“Musicians like Oh — musicians’ musicians — don’t care that their work isn’t a mass phenomenon; they’re the anti–Taylor Swifts, the un-Beliebers. In that way, they’re countercultural, as were their forebears during Charlie Parker’s and Dizzy Gillespie’s bebop revolution uptown at Minton’s in the Forties, or the Ornette Coleman–led free movement unleashed at the Five Spot in Cooper Square in 1959, or the post-Coltrane howls at Studio Rivbea during the loft era, in the decrepit streets of 1970s Soho.” — Michael J. Agovino, The Village Voice