Recently, Malcolm Parson has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center as apart of Paquito
D'Rivera's "Bird With Strings" as well as a featured artist at Blue Note Jazz Club's "Late Night Groove Series". Also, he's had the honor to share the stage with legends such as Ron Carter, Dave Liebman, Christian Howes, Burt Bacharach, Terri Lynn Carrignton, Eugene Friesen, and Patrice Rushen to name a few.
A native of New Orleans, La, Malcolm was born into a musical family and began studying the violin at the age of 8 before moving to the cello the same year. He recieved his first personal violin as a recipient of the Louis Armstrong Foundation Inc "Golden Horn Award" that recognized and awarded talented aspiring young musicians. Upon relocating to Atlanta, Ga, he was selected to participate in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra "Talent Development Program," which allowed him to study with ASO's Karen Freer. Through this opportunity, he was awarded his first personal cello from The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), won the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, and was a featured soloist at the National Black Arts Festival "Classics From The Next Generation" and Andre Watts' "5oth Birthday Celebration". In 2007, he recieved a Presidential Scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music as well as a scholarship award from the Atlanta Federation of Musicians, Local 148-462.
Malcolm is currently working on compositions and arrangements for a new project as well as touring extensively as a member of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.