Linda Oh plays the bass. Acoustic and electric, in trios, quartets, quintets, and sextets led by some of the best musicians in contemporary jazz. She’s 31, was born in Malaysia and raised in Australia, is of Chinese descent, and has lived in New York City, still the epicenter of jazz, for the past twelve years. In that time, through hard work, pluck (sorry), and great skill, her reputation has steadily grown, and she’s quietly become a star in jazz circles. She has sat in on countless recording sessions, gigs all around town at venues small — where they pass around a tin can — and large, and increasingly tours the country and the world. Linda Oh is a sideman, or rather, a sidewoman. She is, you might say, almost famous. Like many sidemen, Oh is also an aspiring bandleader. But if jazz is a notoriously tough sell, bass players are even tougher. Essential as the instrument is to time and rhythm, and as voluptuous its presence on the bandstand, it often fades … [Read more...] about Almost Famous, Almost Broke: How Does a Jazz Musician Make It in New York Now?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMichael Wilson Aug. 3, 2018 New Yorkers have become somewhat inured to the various reasons that their smartphones vibrate with alerts. And then there was Thursday night, when a tornado warning sent phones and their owners buzzing. A swath of the lower Bronx and upper Queens spent 14 minutes under a tornado warning on Thursday night, with smartphone alerts urging residents to seek shelter. The National Weather Service confirmed on Friday that a tornado with a maximum speed of 85 miles per hour touched down in College Point, knocking down at least 50 trees, tearing down power lines and peeling siding off some houses. There were no reported injuries. The warning was issued by the National Weather Service at 10:18 p.m. for the southern Bronx and northern Queens, and it expired at 10:32 p.m. as the … [Read more...] about A Tornado Warning in New York Is Met With Ambivalence and Oz Jokes
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Few women are lionized with public monuments in New York, and as the city prepares to redress that, we asked readers who should be memorialized. Here is what they told us. Frances Perkins was a sociologist and labor activist in New York, and was the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet. Credit Anthony Camerano/Associated Press Supported by ByGinia Bellafante July 26, 2018 In an effort to correct the civic record left in public art, New York City officials announced in June that we would soon be seeing more statues of women on our streets and in our parks. Right now there are very few — a bronze of Gertrude Stein in Bryant Park, a sculpture of Eleanor Roosevelt in Riverside Park. About a mile north of her you can find Joan of Arc riding a horse, but really, what is Joan of Arc — who fought for many things, not one of them rent control — doing on the Upper West Side of … [Read more...] about More Women Deserve Statues in New York. Here Are 10.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByWinnie Hu and Elizabeth A. Harris June 17, 2018 No other city in the country screens students for as many schools as New York — a startling fact all but lost in the furor that has erupted over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent proposal to change the admissions process for the city’s handful of elite high schools. One in five middle and high schools in New York, the nation’s largest school district, now choose all of their students based on factors like grades or state test scores. That intensifies an already raw debate about equity, representation and opportunity that has raged since Mr. de Blasio proposed scrapping the one-day test now required to gain entry into New York’s eight elite high schools. Black and Hispanic students are underrepresented in many of the most selective screened … [Read more...] about A Shadow System Feeds Segregation in New York City Schools