Queen Esther & The Hot Five will perform a suite of Billie Holiday’s rare sides, as featured in her (in utero) musical “The Billie Holiday Project”. Please note: This event is FREE and open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, March 13th at 7pm
WHERE: Dr. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture
at The Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
(at Flatbush Avenue and Grand Army Plaza)
THE LINE UP:
Jeremy Bacon, pianist and MD
J. Walter Hawkes, trombone and uke
Patience HIggins, tenor sax
Ben Rubin, 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.