Friday, June 30, 2023 - 8:00pm

Zoh Amba plays the Jack London

  • 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.


June 30, 2023
8:00 pm
25 - 35



529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204