I just learned yesterday that a local, brilliant pianist named PJ Oh succumbed to stomach cancer on January 13th. I, like everyone who knew him, am completely shocked by this news. We talked only a few times, but he was one of the most upbeat and energized people I have ever met and genuinely friendly. PJ will be sadly missed by many as he touched many lives at CalArts and in the Los Angeles area. We never got to play together, but we kept talking about it. I am sorry it will never happen now. My memories of his smile will live on.