Richly crepuscular and emotive, Deep Resonance frames Waldron in full possession of her composing and performance facilities ready to take on the world. ” - - C. Michael Bailey

— All About Jazz

Vocalist/Pianist/Composer Mala Waldron (pronounced MAL-uh WALL-drun) is a New York City native who balances local performances with tours all over Europe and Asia.  Featured recordings include her CD debut, "Lullabye" (tribute to godmother, Billie Holiday), a duo project with her father, pianist, composer Mal Waldron ("He's My Father") and "Always There" which, in addition to being her first U.S. release, was licensed by Columbia Records (Japan) and voted one of the Top 20 Jazz CDs of 2006 by JazzUSA.

As a band leader, Mala has performed with her group at many esteemed venues including the Jazz Standard, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, the 55 Bar, Cornelia St. Cafe, BAM Cafe , the 1st Annual Coltrane Day Music Festival, and most recently at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and the 17th Annual Jazz in the Valley festival with the Christopher Dean Sullivan Ensemble.  Career highlights include touring and recording with her father, writing and performing her big band arrangements with the James Jabbo Ware, "Me We & Them" Orchestra and singing her original music (orchestrated and conducted by Alfonso Girardo) with  a 45-piece jazz symphony, the Magna Grecia Orchestra while on tour in Taranto, Italy.  






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Jim Cammack Trio w/ Mala Waldron & Ellis Holmes

JT's Farmhouse, 291 Bayport Avenue , Bayport, NY

Acoustic Sundays, May 24 Featuring bassist Jim Cammack w/ pianist/vocalist, Mala Waldron & Ellis Holmes on drums. JT's Farmhouse offers Casual farmhouse dining featuring traditional dishes, beer & cocktails, plus live music (no music cover)

This event has been canceled as a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)2020 Women's Jazz Festival WEEK 5: FEATURING FIREY SISTAS! & GUEST

by Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd) , New York, NY

Join the Schomburg every Monday in March for this annual tradition during Women’s History Month featuring some of the best known and unsung performers in jazz today. Throughout the month, we will explore sounds from Haiti to a celebration of jazz pianist Hazel Scott’s centennial birthday. @SchomburgCenter #WJF2020

PRESENTING FIREY STRING SISTAS! Firey String Sistas! is an energetic ensemble that provides a refreshing alternative to the standard jazz band. The ensemble has been committed to pushing the limits of string, ensemble playing, and improvisation to the next level. Founder and cellist Nioka Workman is joined by violinist Marlene Rice, bassist Endea Owen, vocalist/pianist Mala Waldron, and percussionist Camille Gainer-Jones. Firey String Sistas! presents compelling performances that incorporate aspects of women’s culture, original compositions, American songbook standards, world music, and jazz.

Open Seating

Tickets: General Admission $35 Schomburg Society Member* $25