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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Women's Jazz Festival 2021: "Liner Notes For The Revolution" with Daphne Brooks, and the Firey String Sistas!

*Virtual Program* (free)

In Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound, Daphne Brooks explores more than a century of music archives to examine the critics, collectors, and listeners who have determined perceptions of Black women in the recording studio and on stage.

Do we ever think of black women musicians as intellectuals? Do we ever think of them as innovating and curating repertoires that actively engage with the complexities of African American history and American history more broadly? Is there such a thing as black feminist music writing? Join us for a conversation with Dr. Brooks as she explores those answers with moderator, Brent Hayes Edwards, Director of the Scholars-in-Residence Program at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The program will open with a special performance by Firey String Sistas!, an ensemble committed to pushing the limits of string, ensemble playing, and improvisation to the next level. Free Event (click link to register) This program will be streamed on Zoom and simulcast to Youtube. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate.

Women Around the World: A Virtual Musical Celebration by Firey String Sistas!

Zoom Event (Virtual)

With the works of Landscape Art & Virtual Travel providing a backdrop, Firey String Sistas! will present a virtual concert featuring works from their new album, H.O.T., incorporating aspects of global culture, world beats from Africa, Jamaica, and Latin America, jazz from the Great American Songbook, and, finally, tributes to great women in our current political arena.

*Following the concert, there will be a Q&A with members of the group.

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