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 Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra presents The 12th bi-annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island Saturday, June 10th & 11th 11am – 5pm PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther & The Hot Five play the main stage on June 10th. For tickets, click here.About Jazz Age Lawn PartyJazz Age Lawn Party, now approaching its 12th year, is the world’s original and largest prohibition era inspired gathering. The event started as a small gathering in 2005 on NYC’s Governors Island, and has since grown into one of New York City’s most beloved events. This historically sold out event attracts thousands of time travelers each year, who come together to discover the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s.Consistently selected by the New York Times as one of the year’s most memorable events, Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a unique, interactive opportunity to relive one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history. Performances That Channel the Jazz Age! MICHAEL ARENELLA AND HIS DREAMLAND ORCHESTRA is the world’s premier Jazz Age dance orchestra, specializing in the Hot-Jazz of the 1920s. Conductor, composer, musician and crooner Michael Arenella presents a personally transcribed, one-of-a-kind songbook for your listening and dancing pleasure. In the afternoon – listen and dance to the world’s finest 1920s dance orchestra – Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra – playing before an enormous sun-dappled dance floor. Join in on 1920s dance lessons and rub elbows with other fashionable Flappers and sporting gents, bedecked in their freshest holiday linens and straw hats. Witness the bedazzling Dreamland Follies, […]

NEW YORK HOT JAZZ CAMP ALL STARS AT BIRDLAND 315 W. 44th St. New York City Sunday, May 21st Doors at 5pm  Show at 6pm Tickets — $15 – $30 There is a $10 food or drink minimum. New York’s hottest traditional Jazz featuring the All-Star faculty of the New York Hot Jazz Camp. One night only! Compelling but traditional and innovative ensemble and solo playing by some of NYC’s finest, most seasoned, sought after, professional musical practitioners of authentic ‘early hot-jazz’ dance music. Hosted by Molly Ryan & Bria Skonberg Featuring: Vocalist: Queen Esther Trumpeter: Randy Reinhart Sax-clarinet: Dan Levinson Piano: Jesse Gelber Trombone: Jim Fryer Banjo-Guitar: Nick Russo Double Bass: Jared Engel Drums: Kevin Dorn

Jalopy Theater presents Chuck Berry Tribute Night A Benefit for Music Maker Relief Fund Saturday May 13th at 8:30pm $15 315 Columbia St. Red Hook, Brooklyn Featuring: Ernie Vega Charlie Giordano (Bruce Springsteen) Queen Esther Osei Essed (the Woes) Joanna Sternberg Michael Sternberg Samoa Wilson Mara Kaye Alex Battles Chris Q Murphy Trip Henderson Wyndham Baird Rashad Brown Dina Rudeen Jay Sanford Rachel Housle Alastair Ottesen Trumpet Grrrl Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues & more performing 20+ classic Chuck Berry songs

NEW MUSEUM 235 Bowery, NYC (Sky Room) ICONS IN ASH, THE ULTIMATE BOOK PARTY presented by THE NEW MUSEUM BOOKSTORE Friday, May 12, 7-10pm Death related art, music, and spoken word performances by Jonas Mekas, Jennifer Elster, Queen Esther, Deborah Lutz, Danielle Blau, Nora Fox, Ulrich Baer, Christine Isherwood, Hot Glue & The Gun, Lutz Rath, Christopher Willauer, Jane LeCroy, Anthony Haden-Guest, and Ursula Scherrer. For more information please visit: IconsInAsh.com, UbuGallery.com and HeideHatry.com Access to the book party only with RSVP confirmation number: RSVP.BookParty.NewMuseumStore@gmail.com Confirmation numbers are only available until May 10, 6pm. This event is sponsored by Michelle Ross, Ubu Gallery, and Station Hill Press Biographies of the performers: Ulrich Baer was born in Germany, lived in California, Massachusetts and Connecticut. He was a Varsity oarsman at Harvard and earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Yale and is the editor of Rilke’s Letters on Life, a literary theorist who has written on the representation of trauma in poetry and photography, and a fiction writer who has published a collection of short stories set in contemporary China. He teaches at New York University where he is also Vice Provost. He will read from Rainer Maria Rilke’s condolence letters. Danielle Blau’s Rhyme and Reason: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Art of Living the Big Questions is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. Her collection mere eye was selected for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Award, and she curates/ hosts the monthly Gavagai Music + Reading Series.Danielle will perform Nth Sunday in Ordinary Time Native New Yorker Jennifer Elster is […]

Black Americana at the 9th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival! Presented by the Jalopy Theater & School of Music A Three Day Festival * 30+ Bands * Workshops! * A family friendly square dance! * and much more! St. Ann’s Church 157 Montague St. (between Clinton & Henry) Queen Esther performs on Sunday, April 30th at 5pm For tickets, click here. The Brooklyn Folk Festival strives to present the best in American and world folk music.  Located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY our festival is a celebration of down home music, cultural diversity and memory.  Each year we draw talent from New York’s own thriving folk music scene as well as from the national and international world of folk, traditional and vernacular music. The annual festival provides an opportunity for young and old alike to come together, enjoy music, workshops, film screenings, contests and jam sessions and be part of the vitality of our community.  The festival is produced each year with a strong sense of vision and attention to detail with the goal of achieving an event that is more than the sum of its parts. The Brooklyn Folk Festival is presented each year by the Jalopy Theatre & School of Music, a grassroots community space that is a music venue, music school, instrument store and record label.  By growing the Brooklyn Folk Festival over the past 9 years, the Jalopy has created a substantial and unique community event that brings together thousands of music lovers and hundreds of musicians to celebrate the valuable […]