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Opera House Arts 20th Anniversary Virtual Event
Join nationally-acclaimed cultural and jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld, co-founder of the Deer Isle Jazz Festival, and the musician couple pianist Fabian Almazan and bassist Linda May Han Oh from their home in New York City in a free, 45-minute conversation and mini-concert.
These two artists, like all those featured in the 20 year history of the Deer Isle Jazz Festival from Jason Moran to Dafnis Prieto and Dewey Redman to Charles Lloyd and so many others, exemplify the art of improvisation and how that craft might impact all aspects of our lives.
Almazan was born and raised in Cuba, Oh in Malaysia and raised in Australia. They are composers and bandleaders as well as very high-profile band members (Almazan w/ Terence Blanchard; Oh with Pat Metheny, among others). Almazan’s label, Biophilia Records, has a deep and functional commitment to environmentalism.
“Fabian Almazan and Linda May Han Oh are forceful musicians and composers of distinction who help shape the changing contours of jazz and creative music,” said Blumenfeld. “Together, as a married couple, in duo, they have a special musical rapport. And at Biophilia Records, all the artists collaborate with and do hands-on work in conservation, sustainability and outreach initiatives.”