BIAMP PORTLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL | 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Wednesday, February 22 | 8:00 pm$25.00 – $35.00
Biamp Portland Jazz Festival
Presented by PDX Jazz
of $5 per ticket available on Advance Purchase Tickets Only.
Discount not valid on the Day of Show.
Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm | 21+
Advance $25 GA / $35 RSVD, Member $20 GA / $30 RSVD
DOS $30 GA / $40 RSVD
Notes on Seating: The Jack London provides two options for ticket purchasers: Reserved Seating and General Admission. Reserved Seating is purchased on a table-by-table basis in the central part of the venue and is only available for select shows. Both Tables AND General Admission seating is limited on a first come first serve basis
Zoh Amba sax, flute
Chris Corsano drums
Zoh Amba is an uncompromising young saxophonist cutting a strong path for herself.” —The New York Times
Five years ago, 22-year old saxophonist Zoh Amba was practicing scales in the Appalachian foothills in Kingsport. She went on to study at the New England Conservatory and she took private lessons with David Murray, whose vibrato-rich sound is apparent in her own playing. In the last couple of years, however, she’s been establishing her presence on the New York scene with the heaviest company imaginable. In the spring of 2022 her first album O, Sun was released by Tzadik Records, the label owned and operated by John Zorn, where she was supported by no less than drummer Joey Baron, bassist Thomas Morgan, and pianist Micah Thomas.
Soon after, she dropped another album that focused more on her investment in free jazz, where she got the imprimatur of the legendary bassist William Parker and drummer Francisco Mela. More recordings are on the horizon, too. Last summer she turned up at the acclaimed new Monheim Triennale festival in Germany as a hand-picked collaborator of multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily. Zoh Amba has been turning heads.