New York drummer Danny Mallon in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah with the Johnny Rodgers Band for the KK Jazz Festival

Danny Mallon: To make it in the U.S., you need to find your true voice

Danny said, “Who’s really made it big in the States, from here? Zee Avi. Why? Because she’s Zee Avi, and there isn’t another one! She’s true to herself, with her own quirky sound, and people here picked up on that.”