In July 2020, pianist Fabian Almazan and bassist Linda May Han Oh relocated from their Harlem apartment to Perth, Australia to be close to Oh’s family. Now with their first child in tow, Oh and Almazan have just returned to the United States. After playing a duo show in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month, Almazan will return to The Jazz Gallery stage on Saturday, September 25 with a quintet of long-time collaborators.
In addition to the personal milestones of this past year, Almazan has continued to deepen his own musical practice as well. He put together a hybrid online performance with his Perth-based group and members of the Detroit Symphony in November 2020, as well as a scintillating solo piano set, featuring extensive live electronic processing, which you can check out below.
Alongside saxophonist Dayna Stephens, guitarist Charles Altura, bassist Chris Tordini, and drummer Henry Cole, Saturday’s performance is sure to be a musical reunion worth the wait.
The Fabian Almazan Quintet plays The Jazz Gallery on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The group features Mr. Almazan on piano, Dayna Stephens on saxophone, Charles Altura on guitar, Chris Tordini on bass, and Henry Cole on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. E.D.T. $25 general admission ($10 for members), $35 reserved table seating ($20 for members), $20 livestream access ($5 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.