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*Westbury Arts: Mala Waldron in Concert
August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Westbury Arts’ Summer Concert Series presents Mala Waldron in Concert.” Join us for an evening of musical entertainment under the stars at the Piazza Ernesto Strada (corner of Post and Maple Avenues.)
Mala Waldron’s music career has taken her all over the world doing performances in such countries as Japan, France, Italy, Belgium, Italy, Belarus & Russia. She has performed on some of NYC’s most prestigious stages, including the Iridium Jazz Club, the Blue Note, the Jazz Standard, the 55 Bar, Brooklyn’s BAM Cafe, and most recently in Washington DC at the Kennedy Center (Millennium Stage.)
Mala Waldron’s music is a mixture of soul and jazz delivered with aplomb. She is described as soulful and accomplished. Her songwriting has been described as being “in a class by itself”. She tells stories which are riveting. She sings with a perfectly shaded mixture of power and melancholic sensitivity.
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.
Rain venue: Westbury Community Center, 360 Post Avenue, Westbury