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Mala Waldron / Bio

Jazz/Soul recording artist, Mala Waldron loves the connection she feels with her audiences. She tries to convey that same live dynamic in her recordings. Her first featured release was “He's My Father,” a duo with her dad, jazz pianist/composer, Mal Waldron, followed by “Lullabye,” her solo debut. Her first U.S. release, “Always There,” made JazzUSA's list for "Top 20 Jazz CDs of 2006. Mala has toured in France, Belgium, Taiwan, China, Malaysia and Italy (Catania Jazz Fest.) She performed in the 2006 Annual Diet Coke Women in Jazz Festival (Jazz at Lincoln Center), opening for Patrice Rushen. Mala also participated in the WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series leading an all-female ensemble at the Newark Museum.

The Mala Waldron Group (first featured on “Always There”) has been performing together since 2002. GUITARIST, STEVE SALERNO is an active performer of both jazz and classical music. He has played with numerous artists including Jaco Pastorius, John Abercrombie, Ray Anderson, Mark Helias, Regina Carter, Randy Brecker and Nat Adderly, Jr. Steve is the Founding Director of the Jazz Program at Stony Brook University. BASSIST, MIMI JONES aka MIRIAM SULLIVAN is a graduate of Music and Performing Arts H.S. and Manhattan School of Music Conservatory. She has toured with the Jazz Ambassador Program to South America and Africa. Her performance credits include work with Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Rachel Z, Lionel Hampton and Tia Fuller. She recently released her debut CD, “A New Day.” PERCUSSIONIST-"SOUNDRHYTHIUM," MICHAEL T.A. THOMPSON has shared the stage with a variety of artists including Joe McPhee, John Stubblefield, Henry Grimes, Oliver Lake, Roy Campbell, Jr., John Patittucci, and "The Mighty Sparrow." His work can be heard on “Language of Swans” (Drimala Records.) He has producer credits on several projects including “Always There” as well as “Timelessness Frozen in Time” a CD by vocalist, Barbara Sfraga & CSQ (aka "The Timelessness Project.")

General Info

Band Members
Mimi Jones (bs), Steve Salerno (gtr), Michael T.A. Thompson (dms/perc)
Artist Name
Mala Waldron
Home Page
Active Since
Jazz / Soul / Soul/Jazz

Contact Info

Bayside, NY

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