WCT Presents Mala Waldron In The JAZZ IN THE BOD Series
On Saturday, February 22, the Mala Waldron Quartet, a group of internationally acclaimed jazz virtuosos headed by jazz vocalist/pianist/composer Waldron accompanied by her top-flight backup group, will make a rare local appearance in Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)'s Jazz in the Box Series. Waldron, will perform a sophisticated blend of soulful jazz together with Steve Salerno on guitar, Michael T.A. Thompson on drums, and Jennifer Vincent on bass at WCT's black box performance space, 23 Water St. in Ossining.
The Mala Waldron Quartet will play sets at 7:30 and 9:00 pm. General admission is $20. Cash bar and refreshments available. Purchase seats online at the ticketing website: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4512733 (limited seating available.)
Called the "the artist to watch" and "a wonderful writer whose lyricism puts her in a class by herself" (Jazzdagama); Waldron has been cheered by numerous critics: she "interprets lyrics and scats with authority" (All About Jazz); "combines the best of the soul and jazz world" (Jazz-Not-Jazz.com); "... traverses the jazz terrain, from straight ahead to more experimental fare, with ease, inspiration and inventiveness..." (Jazz Review). Soul Express (UK) labelled her brand "Sophisticated Soul-Jazz at its best!" Her Always There release was named one of the top 10 jazz CDs of 2006 by Jazz USA.
Following in the footsteps of her father, Waldron has performed worldwide including appearances in France, Italy, China, Russia and Japan. She's been featured at such prestigious U.S. venues as the Iridium Jazz Club, BAM Café, Jazz Standard, Birdland, 55 Bar, Minton's Playhouse, and Dizzy's Club Coca Cola for the Women in Jazz Festival (opening for Patrice Rushen). Waldron is praised equally for her impressive pianistic skills, her soulful smoky vocals as well as as for her original compositions and unique arrangements of jazz standards and popular classics.