Mal Magorel’s presence at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival is a dream come true, and one that she has spent decades in the making. This born-and-bred Winnipeg songstress makes her festival debut almost two years following the release of her first album, Malfunktion, a ten-track passion project filled with jazz, funk, and soul-infused original songs. Her music has been featured on CBC Radio, with her song Skyhigh Stilettos reaching the regional semi-finals of CBC’s Searchlight contest in 2015.
Performing a mix of originals alongside jazz, soul, and funk classics, Mal has solidified herself as a go-to singer in the local jazz/funk scene, working with many of Winnipeg’s finest musicians—Ron Paley, Danny Kramer, Jonathan Alexiuk, Ariel Posen, and Helen White, to name a few. When not sharing her soulful side with café, cabaret, and club audiences, she showcases the lighter side of her music, performing as cover duo Acoustic Soul and electronic dance outfit Vesely Couture. Mal is ecstatic to bring her postmodern jukebox stylings to the festival—a setting that has inspired her both personally and musically for much of her 34 years.
SEE MAL MAGOREL @ THE CUBE LOUNGE
TUESDAY JUNE 20 | 7 PM