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Jazz at Lincoln Center presents Queen Esther sings Billie Holiday: The Lost Classics January 2, 2019 TWO SETS  7:30pm and 9:30pm COVER: $35 Students: $20 Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center Broadway at 60th St. 5th Fl New York City Reserve by phone 212-258-9595 In person after 6pm daily at the club With rare sides lifted from The Billie Holiday Project – a musical written and developed by Queen Esther that augments newly unearthed short stories from Zora Neale Hurston with an explosive score culled from the iconic jazz siren’s work — Queen Esther and her coterie of musicians breathe life into the more relatively unknown yet timeless songs of Miss Holiday. By allowing these songs to stand on their own in performance and speak to us and through us, the audience as well as the performers will explore a relatively unknown side of Lady Day. Songs include If The Moon Turns Green, You Can’t Be Mine (and Someone Else’s Too) and Things Are Looking Up. The line-up: Sharp Radway – piano Hilliard Greene – double bass Jeff McLaughlin — guitar Darren Green – drums  

Prohibition Productions presents The Salon’s New Year’s Eve Eve at The Player’s Club 16 Gramercy Park South, New York City December 30, 2018  7pm – 1am Some say New Year’s Eve is amateur night; that’s ’cause all the dames n’ dapper gents know the real party is the night before – at THE SALON – what we like to call NEW YEAR’s EVE EVE. For our 11th annual extravaganza we’re going all out as we take over The Players Club… the stunning & exclusive private club from the gilded age of ol’ New York! — live music by — SWING (in the Ballroom) * Eyal Vilner Big Band * w/vocalist Queen Esther HOT JAZZ (in the Library) * Tamar Korn & A Kornucopia * SULTRY SWING n BLUES (in the Kinstler Room) * King Solomon Hicks Quartet * * piano ragtime master Terry Waldo * GYPSY JAZZ (in The VIP Room / aka Card Room) * Adrien Chevalier Gypsy Jazz Trio * — plus —  * MC Dandy Wellington * * chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys * * Djs VaVa Voon & Andrius Sc * * FREE Beginner swing lesson (7:45-8:15pm) by Jaime Shannon * classic burlesque by * Velvetina Taylor / Justease / Delysia LaChatte * Full Bar in the Ballroom (Dining Hall), and a VIP bar in the Card Room. No food will be available or for sale.  VIP ROOM  Sip cocktails at Mark Twain’s own poker table, and lounge on couches in our private VIP room filled w historic curiosities featuring a private VIP only bar away from the crowds – mingle amongst the VIP guests and performers… not to mention a […]

The New York Hot Jazz Festival presents Mahogany Hall Stomp The Triad * 158 W. 72nd St.  * New York City January 29th 5pm & 7:30pm FOR TICKETS, CLICK HERE. FEATURING: Patrick Bartley Orchestra *** Tatiana Eva-Marie *** Sasha Masakowski *** Queen Esther *** DeWitt Fleming Jr. *** Charles Turner *** The Copacetics *** Join us for a sizzling hot jazz extravaganza with a dollop of pre-New Year’s Eve celebratory spirit mixed in, as we kick off 130th birthday fete of one of America’s greatest songwriters, Spencer Williams, whose hits (Mahogany Hall Stomp, Basin Street Blues, I Found A New Baby, Everybody Loves My Baby) comprised a veritable soundtrack of the Jazz Age. The show will feature red hot styling of Patrick Bartley Orchestra, the swinging vocal harmonies of The Copacetics, the exhilarating tap dance wizardry of Dewitt Fleming Jr., mellifluous vocals of Tatiana Eva-Marie, Queen Esther, Charles Turner III, as well as Sasha Masakowski. An evening of swinging revelry awaits!

Arenella Productions presents JAZZ AGE TEA DANCE! Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra featuring Queen Esther December 16th  2pm – 6pm The Bell House 149 7th St. Gowanus, Brooklyn Purchase Tickets: http://jazzageteadance.eventbrite.com For Directions and info on The Bell House: https://www.thebellhouseny.com/info/ Back by popular demand – JAZZ AGE TEA DANCE returns! This year’s magical setting is THE BELL HOUSE– a 19th century warehouse along the banks of the storied Gowanus Canal. Just a short walk from the F,G and R trains, the historic and cozy vestige of Brooklyn’s past will be filled with the happy scents of ginger, spice and all things nice. MICHAEL ARENELLA & HIS DREAMLAND ORCHESTRA keeps you toasty with Fox Trots, Waltzes, Latin and Musical Novelties. In homage to the grand British colonial tradition of the afternoon tea dance, a complimentary spread of exotic teas will enliven your senses. Complimentary holiday sweets and light treats frame the dance floor. Partake in a dance lesson at 2pm with Roddy Caravella before the orchestra begins. A full cash bar offers cocktails, wine and beer, as well as non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. Also, in addition to our complimentary tea service, holiday sweets and treats, The Bell House features a yummy bar food menu for a la carte purchase! (Cards accepted) Tickets: EARLYBIRD FOR ONE $35 EARLYBIRD FOR TWO $60 (Available until November 16th) GENERAL ADMISSION FOR ONE $40 GENERAL ADMISSION FOR TWO $70 (After November 16th) WINTER BALL/TEA DANCE DISCOUNT Receive a $10 discount off Jazz Age Tea Dance if also attending Winter Ball! […]

Jalopy Theater presents The 4th Annual Roots n’ Ruckus Fest! December 5th – 9th Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia St. PLEASE NOTE: QUEEN ESTHER SINGS BLACK AMERICANA ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 8TH AT JALOPY THEATER! It’s happening again…and we’ve lost our minds! 45+ bands! We’ve expanded it so much it’s utter insanity! 4 Days! 2 Stages! Holiday Bazaar! Guess what??? IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE! Wednesday, December 5th Stage 1: Jalopy Theatre 9:00 PM – The Jalopy Chorus 9:30 PM – Taylor Plas 10:00 PM – Yva Las Vegass 10:30 PM – Eva Salina & Peter Stan 11:00 PM – Lord Youth 11:30 PM – Rashad Brown Stage 2: Jalopy Tavern 8:00 PM – Wyndham Baird 9:00 PM – Hannah Thompson 10:00 PM – The Berger Sisters 11:00 PM – Anna J. Witiuk Thursday, December 6th Stage 1: Jalopy Theatre 8:30 PM – Miss Maybell with Charlie Judkins 9:00 PM – Brooklyn Raga Massive with Neel Murgai & Mir Naqibul Islam 9:30 PM – Bobby Blue The Balladeer 10:00 PM – Tamar Korn 10:30 PM – Litvakus 11:00 PM – Miriam Elhajli 11:30 PM – The Four o’clock Flowers Stage 2: Jalopy Tavern 8:00pm – Paisley Fields 9:00pm – Mara Kaye 10:00pm – Skalopy Brass Friday, December 7th Stage 1: Jalopy Theatre 8:00 PM – Eli Smith 8:30 PM – Ukrainian Village Voices 9:00 PM – Jan Bell 9:30 PM – Piedmont Blūz Acoustic Duo 10:00 PM – The Sunwrays (Frankie Sunswept & Kyle Morgan) 10:30 PM – The Horse-Eyed Men 11:00 PM – Isto 11:30 […]