Zoh Amba

Zoh Amba

Territory

North America

Upcoming Shows

01/13/2023New York Winter Jazz Festival, New York, NY
01/14/2023New York Winter Jazz Festival, New York, NY
02/22/2023PDX Jazz Festival, Portland, OR
02/23/2023The Loft, San Diego, CA
03/29/2023Duke Coffeehouse, Durham, NC
03/30/2023Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
03/31/2023Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
04/01/2023Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
04/02/2023Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
05/18/2023FIMAV, Victoriaville, QC
05/19/2023FIMAV, Victoriaville, QC
05/20/2023FIMAV, Victoriaville, QC
05/21/2023FIMAV, Victoriaville, QC
07/30/2023Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON

Zoh Amba

Zoh Amba is a composer, saxophonist, and flutist from Tennessee. Her music blends avant-garde, noise, and devotional hymns.  Before studying music at the San Francisco Conservatory Of Music, New England Conservatory and studying with David Murray in New York, she spent most of her time writing and practicing saxophone in the forest near her home. Today, her powerfully unique avant-garde music is full of folk melodies, mesmerizing refrains, and repeated incantations. Amba released two records in 2022, her debut record O, Sun which was produced by John Zorn and released on the prestigious label Tzadik. Zoh Amba’s second record, Bhakti features Micah Thomas, Tyshawn Sorey, and Matt Hollenberg. She has collaborated with a variety of high profile musicians such as Jim White (Dirty Three), legendary jazz bassist William Parker, Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), etc. Amba has also performed at well respected venues and festivals Roulette (NY), Ars Nova Presents (Philadelphia), Vision Festival (NY), and Angel City Jazz Festival (LA) along with a 2023 Big Ears Festival’s performance.

Press links

New York Times – For The Saxophonist Zoh Amba, Free Jazz Is Gospel

Jazz Times – O Life, O Light Review

Stereogum – Best New Artists Of 2022