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Michael Arenella Presents The Sweetheart Soiree Saturday, February 10th at 9pm Norwood 241 W. 14th St.  NYC RETURN TO ROMANCE AT MICHAEL ARENELLA’S SWEETHEART SOIREE. For our Soirée’s eighth, amorous year, we have the pleasure of hosting at the only rendezvous befitting -NORWOOD. “A home for the curious,” the landmarked 1847 mansion is a private club. Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience this stylishly bohemian hideaway as our guest. Whether with an amour, wedded to one you adore, or hoping to meet the one you’re looking for, this promises to be an evening of enchantment and intrigue. Plush seating, room for dancing, decadent cocktails and an array of delectable hors d’oeuvres and sweets assure a most divine affair. A passionate programme of entertainment will be featured over four floors of this lavish Victorian manse: MICHAEL ARENELLA and sextet, your devoted host and beloved bandleader. Jazz royalty, QUEEN ESTHER and trio. Enjoy a dance lesson for both singles and doubles at 9:30pm with ever-dapper and adorable RODDY CARAVELLA. A checky portrait in our SWEETHEART KISSING BOOTH with your nibs. Cupid-approved cocktails, wine and beer are available for purchase at three unique bars. Complinetary gourmet hors d’ oeuvres and sweet treats will be served throughout the evening. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH DOORS AT 9PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM 9:30PM – 1AM ADMISSION: $95 ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 AND OVER FORMAL EVENING ATTIRE IS ENCOURAGED Tickets to this elegant event are quite limited and available only in advance at sweetheartsoiree2018.eventbrite.com So please don’t tarry, my darling.

“…a brutal, original, explosive singer.” – Vanity Fair 24/7 Artist Development presents Queen Esther Sings Jazz & Black Americana APAP Showcase Yamaha Artist Services 689 Fifth Avenue at 54th St. 3rd fl. Sunday, January 14th at 4pm Presented by Karen Kennedy of 24/7 Artist Development, Queen Esther will perform a 30 minute APAP showcase of (mostly) original songs — jazz and Black Americana — at Yamaha Artist Services in midtown Manhattan. Expect a snapshot of twang from her critically acclaimed album The Other Side, a new song or two from her upcoming jazz album Things Are Looking Up! — and of course, storytelling. Admission is free. To RSVP, email info@queen-esther.com THE BAND: Queen Esther, vocals + guitar Boo Reiners, acoustic guitar Jeff McLaughlin, electric guitar Noah Jackson, double bass Warren Smith, drums

NY Jazz Festival and Shanghai Mermaid present Storyville Stomp: Last Night in Storyville December 16th — 7:30pm and 10pm PLEASE NOTE: 7:30pm show is sold out.  Second show added! Tickets are now available for the 10pm show. Travel back in time for an exhilarating multi-stage immersive jazz age experience inspired by Storyville, New Orleans, the famed red-light district where early jazz flourished until it was shut down in 1917. The evening will include hot jazz by Aurora Nealand and The Royal Roses, Jon-Erik Kellso’s Mahogany Hall Pleasure Society Jazz Band featuring vocalist Mara Kaye, Dennis Lichtman’s Hottet featuring blues stylist Queen Esther, blues singer Blind Boy Paxton, and ragtime and stride pianist Dalton Ridenhour.  Dancers and performance artists will include Gaby Galore & Her Sugar Shakers, burlesque queen Perle Noire, Phonograph DJ MAC, and Lillian Lorraine & Her Lovely Ladies. Hosted by Juliette Campbell, founder of Shanghai Mermaid, in celebration of the time-traveling cabaret’s 10th anniversary. Performances will be occurring at multiple locations in the downstairs level of Symphony Space. Patrons are free to move about the spaces during the event. Seating is not guaranteed at each performance location. In partnership with New York Hot Jazz Festival, Shanghai Mermaid, and Rolling Fork Music

Queen Esther at Minton’s Harlem 206 W. 118th St. 2 sets — 7:30pm and 9:30pm THE BAND Jesse Gelber, piano Hilliard Greene, double bass Jeff McLaughlin, guitar Warren Smith, drums Sets are 1 hour long The admission price is $10.00 Sun- Wed. and $15 Thu- Sat. per set PLUS a 2 drink minimum. * * Admission may increase depending upon a given week’s performance schedule. During performances, quiet is enforced.

The 3rd Annual Roots n’ Ruckus Festival Jalopy Theater, Red Hook December 6th – 9th NO COVER! PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther performs with guitarist Jeff McLaughlin on Thursday, December 7th at 9:30pm. Again! It’s the 3rd Annual Roots n Ruckus Fest (aka The 3rd Annual 10th Anniversry of Roots n’ Ruckus). We like to round out the year here at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music with an extravaganza! 2 stages, 30 bands, no cover! Wednesday, December 6th Stage 1: Jalopy Theatre 9:00 PM – Wyndham Baird 9:30 PM – Belle Skinner 10:00 PM – Miriam Elhajli 10:30 PM – Lord Youth 11:00 PM – Taylor & Rashad Stage 2: Jalopy Tavern 7:00pm – Jackson Lynch 8:00pm – Billy Woodward 9:00pm – Fatboy Wilson & Old Viejo Bones 10:00pm – Isto 11:00pm – Hannah Thompson Thursday, December 7th Stage 1: Jalopy Theatre 8:30 PM – Jalopy Chorus 9:00 PM – Jan Bell 9:30 PM – Queen Esther 10:00 PM – Eva Salina & Peter Stan 10:30 PM – Morgan O’Kane 11:00 PM – Mara Kaye and the Dimestore Romeos [Birthday Set!] Stage 2: Jalopy Tavern 8:00pm – Dime Store Romeos 10:00pm – Skalopy Friday, December 8th Stage 1: Jalopy Theatre 8:00 PM – Eli Smith 8:30 PM – Joanna Sternberg 9:00 PM – Brother Roy 9:30 PM – King Isto’s Tropical String Bnd 10:00 PM – 4:00 Flowers 10:30 PM – Tamar Korn 11:00 PM – Jerron Paxton 11:30 PM – Nat Myers Stage 2: Jalopy Tavern 9:00pm – Joanna Sternberg’s Weekly Jazz Jam Saturday, […]