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.  




Don't Miss our next show!

* Upcoming shows! *

Jazz In The Valley / @transartny present The TransArt Ensemble, Sat July 8th at Opus 40! This highly collaborative group brings a unique voice to the jazz idiom marrying deeply-rooted rhythms of the African diaspora with modern composition and an unparalleled improvisational prowess! Fans of hard bop, spiritual jazz, and progressive soul will not want to miss this!

The ensemble includes trombonist and composer Craig Harris (Sun Ra, co-composer of film score for Judas and the Black Messiah), vocalist/pianist Mala Waldron, bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan, and Baba Neil Clarke. TransArt is a Kingston-based cultural organization offering a youth summer program, upcoming podcast ‘The Shed’ and producers of the Jazz In The Valley festival happening Aug 20th on the Poughkeepsie waterfront.

Old Soul jazz club. Immersive space where live music, lighting, and culinary experience using your ears, sight, taste, and smell senses, to elevate the spirit. This will be a debut performance for Mala Waldron & SOULFUL SOUND - the group features Steve Salerno (gtr), Marcus McLaurine (bass) & Michael T.A. Thompson (drums) - the group having performed, recorded and toured for over twenty years with is a joy to watch & experience.