Jazz/Soul Pianist, Vocalist & Composer

LADY GOT CHOPS FEST Presents: Tribute to Mal Waldron

On March 16 (Sat.) 2013 I'm very happy to be participating again this year in the Annual Lady Got Chops Festival organized by Kim Clarke.  I'll be performing with an all-female trio at Sistas Place in Brooklyn on March 16.  The idea was proposed that I do a tribute to my father's music and although I've performed one or two of his compositions in concert, I've never done a full-out tribute, so I was very enthusiastic about the project.  Performing with me on this special evening will be Mimi Jones (aka Miriam Sullivan) on bass and Sylvia Cuenca on drums. Sistas Place is located at 456 Nostrand Ave, in Brooklyn and the concert will begin at 9PM (ssecond set at 10:30pm)  Please visit www.sistersplace.org for full details or call (718) 398-1766 for reservations.

During my recent tour in Italy we included a couple of more well-known Mal Waldron pieces, such as "Soul EYes" and "Fire Waltz" so I'm sure I'll keep these in the set list for Sistas Place.  Others I'm considering are: "Seagulls of Kristiansund", "Left Alone" "All Alone" as well as some of the jazz standards he often played.  If you have any ideas for tunes you might like us to do, I'd welcome your suggestions here (even if you're not able to attend.)  Thanks and best wishes! ~ Mala


Lena Bloch saxophonist February 10, 2013 @09:47 pm
Hi, Mala, I am a tenor saxophonist, originally from Russia, met your father in Germany and played with him there. He introduced me to Christian Burchard, vibes player. I got a lot of Mal's sheet music and did a tribute to him with my band. "The Git-Go", "Sneak Out", earlier "Dee's Dilemma", "Judy", "Vodka". The beautiful ballad "All By Myself" and "Straight Ahead"... I am VERY excited to be playing WITH YOU this Thursday, with Kim Clarke.

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