“…Sullivan’s a bassist whose authoritative and bluesy bending’s of the notes honor his affection for legends such as Slam Stewart as well as Ray Brown.”
~ Steve Monroe, Jazz Journalists Association
Pianist / Vocal
"When you hear Mala Waldron's soulful voice…, you realize ... Waldron is not only an accomplished vocalist and songwriter, but also a fine pianist who hits the keys with great precision, bringing various musical influences into the jazz realm." ~ George W. Carroll, eJazzNews
“Jay Hoggard has long ranked with the greatest vibraphone innovators. Jay’s music is positive, spiritual, uplifting, and happy. He masterfully draws on traditional and contemporary musical vocabulary to develop new directions for the vibraphone.” – ALL About Jazz
Saturday July 29th, 2023 Gene Kelly - Billy Strayhorn Theater THE JAZZ WORKSHOP INC. 50th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT 5941 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 The Jazz Workshop Inc. celebrates 50 years of dedication to Jazz in Pittsburgh PA. Commemorating this Honor and the contributions to this American World Social Music genre, they are showcasing esteemed artists Mala Waldron, daughter of the legendary Mal Waldron and god-daughter of the iconic vocalist Billie Holiday, the acclaimed vibraphonist Jay Hoggard, the multi-Grammy nominee drummer composer Bobby Sanabria, and the critically acclaimed bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan from Pittsburgh. They will elevate the genre while paying tribute to The Jazz Workshop Inc. Come join the 50th anniversary celebration while you witness this remarkable journey.