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SWING PARTY! Eyal Vilner Big Band featuring Queen Esther and Brandon Bain Saturday, October 27th — 10:30pm to 1:30am The Django in The Roxy Hotel 2 Sixth Avenue (212) 519-6649 For reservations (recommended!) http://www.thedjangonyc.com/reserve Swing Party with Eyal Vilner Big Band featuring Esther Queen and Brandon Bain! The party is ON!!! Shine up your dancing shows and come swing with us at the The Django!! Starring: Queen Esther, Brandon Bain – vocals Eyal Vilner – saxophone, clarinet, flute, arrangements and conducting Jay Rattman – alto, clarinet, flute Jordan Pettay – alto, clarinet, flute Anthony Nelson Jr – tenor Daniel Pearson – tenor, clarinet Jason Marshall – bari Scott Englebright – trumpet John Lake – trumpet Edo Gur – trumpet Dan Blankinship – trumpet James Burton III – trombone Javier Nero – trombone Becca Patterson – bass trombone Ray Gallon – piano Clovis Nicolas – bass Paul Francis – drums

Mondo NYC presents Queen Esther at The Delancey Tuesday, October 2nd at 11pm 21 + welcome $10 cover! Accompanied by Hilliard Greene (double bass) and Jeff McLaughlin (guitar), Queen Esther (guitar, vocals) sings one set of (mostly original) Black Americana for a Mondo NYC showcase. About Mondo NYC: We are a global business conference and festival uniting music and technology. Emerging artists, innovators and industry insiders will connect and collaborate with fans in a mission to advance human creativity in an ever-changing world.

The 5th Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival! PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther performs with Charlie Halloran’s Sextet at Gallow Green, 4:20pm Join us for the 6th annual New York Hot Jazz Festival. After yet another sold out edition, the hot jazz and swing party of the year returns to the spellbinding McKittrick Hotel and once again features three stages (one of them hidden on a mystery train) with continuous live music from 16 ensembles and multiple special guest artists for 12 hours. The Fest will feature NOLA-style Second Line parade to commemorate the tricentennial of Crescent City, Antique Gramophone DJ, and a raucous Midnight Speakeasy after party with the Fest’s storied jam as well as dancers and performance art acts to cap the night’s festivities. Celebrating trad jazz with rising stars and legendary performers, the Fest will showcase the best talent of the global hot jazz and swing revival with the music spanning the entire breadth and scope of early jazz from the beginnings in New Orleans through the Roaring ’20s and Prohibition and well into the Big Band Swing era. Prizes await those who deck themselves in their vintage best. So dress to impress and get ready to party your night away! Dancing is encouraged and inevitably irresistible. FEATURING: • Grammy-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks “From Harlem to Montmartre: a Jazz Age Voyage” & “Hot Potpourri”  • The Hot Sardines • Mwenso and The Shakes “The Joint Is Jumpin’ ” a hit Fats Waller revue from London’s West End • Evan Christopher’s Clarinet […]

The Eyal Vilner Big Band featuring Queen Esther and Brandon Bain We’re supper happy to be back at the The Django and kick off our residency with these two tremendous vocalists!  Swing by! Sat. 9/29/18, 10:30pm-1:30am The Roxy Hotel NYC, 2 6th Ave For reservations (recommended!) http://www.thedjangonyc.com/reserve/ Starring: Queen Esther, Brandon Bain – vocals Eyal Vilner – saxophone, clarinet, flute, arrangements and conducting Jordan Pettay – alto, clarinet, flute Chris Hemingway – alto, flute Anthony Nelson Jr – tenor Mark Lopeman – tenor, clarinet Jason Marshall – bari Bryan Davis – trumpet James Zollar – trumpet Scott Englebright – trumpet Edo Gur – trumpet Ron Wilkins – trombone Jonathan Peled – trombone Becca Patterson – bass trombone Ray Gallon – piano Ian Hutchison – bass Paul Francis – drums

Black Americana at Brooklyn Americana Music Festival! Saturday September 22nd in DUMBO Powerhouse Arena, 7pm Under the Archway, 9pm The 4th Annual Festival takes place September 20 -23, 2018. Opening Night Gala at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre, Thursday September 20, 2018 featuring five brilliant sets of musicians, including just back from European tour, founders of The Be Good Tanyas: Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton. Opening Night Gala is just the beginning of a four day extravaganza! Brooklyn Americana Music Festival comprises fifty free shows at nine locations along the spectacular New York City waterfront. FREE day time shows for all ages in The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge & Brooklyn Bridge Park (The All-new skyline sweeping Pier 3!). Evening shows every night at beloved pioneer establishments in Red Hook and Dumbo:  Jalopy Theatre and Jalopy Tavern, Sunny’s Bar, 68 Jay Street Bar & Superfine Restaurant Bar.   “If you hear twangs of mandolin or fiddle wafting across the East River, it’s not carrying up the coast from Nashville — it’s the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, taking place on several stages in Dumbo.”   – New York Times