Join Queen Esther and her quintet The Hot Five for an evening of swing dancing — outdoors on the plaza of the Brooklyn Public Library. (Dance lesson starts at 6:30pm.)
WHEN: Wednesday July 16th at 7pm
WHERE: On the plaza of The Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
(at Flatbush Avenue and Grand Army Plaza)
FYI: In case of rain, the performance will happen on July 17th at 7pm.
THE LINE UP:
Jeremy Bacon, pianist and MD
J. Walter Hawkes, trombone and uke
Patience HIggins, tenor sax
Hilliard Greene, bass
Warren Smith, drums
Queen Esther and The Hot Five are featured in The Salon’s annual New Year’s Eve Eve fete as well as seasonal events produced by Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra (specializing in jazz from the 1920s). Queen Esther wrote and co-starred in The Billie Holiday Project — a musical based on newly discovered short stories by Zora Neale Hurston, augmented by Ms. Holiday’s rare sides — at The Apollo Theater’s Music Café in April 2012, a project that she continues to develop.
About this organization — Brooklyn Public Library:
This library system–the fifth largest in the country–serves more than six million people each year. The famous Central Library, whose building resembles an open book, is the main reference center and the core of a borough-wide system with 58 branches in as many neighborhoods.