Author Archives: Queen Esther

The more I listened to Queen Esther, the more I wanted to listen to Queen Esther. The band is one of the top jazz ensembles around, the songs from Hopkins are deliciously memorable and well written and Queen Esther’s performance is an instant classi  More...

Jon’s music emphasizes the craft of composing rather than dazzling guitar styles or bombastic jams all in the name of expression. His music showcases rhythmic textures from the combination of hand percussion and the acoustic guitar (especially the p  More...

A sideline project for the likes of clarinetist Don Byron, drummer Steve Berrios, keyboardist Eddie Martinez and guitarist Carlos Alomar, the ensemble billed as the Harlem House Band on this anthropologic study-cum-old-time-party-record produces a grand o  More...

On this loosely conceptual album, Hopkins tells the story of a couple who moves to the Borough of Kings to ‘make music and love’. — AllMusic.com With JC Hopkins Band Lewis Barnes – Vocals Vincent Chancey – French Horn Claire   More...

Queen Esther is active in the theater and performance art worlds, sings the blues, sings jazz with the JC Hopkins Biggish Band, and now has offered up a great rock & roll album. Is there anything this woman can’t do? — AllMusic.com Queen E  More...