April 15, 2019

Queen Esther sings hot jazz at the 2019 Gotham Jazz Festival

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2019 Gotham Jazz Festival
Sunday, April 28th
The Players Club
16 Gramercy Park South
(btw Park Ave and Irving Place on 20th Street)
12pm – 1am


Join us for our 3rd annual festival for 13 hours of dancing, lounging, n’ listening to over a dozen of NYC’s best hot jazz, swing, & blues bands (over 100 musicians) at the stunning & exclusive private club from the Gilded Age, The Players!

Following last year’s sold-out festival, Prohibition Productions and New York Hot Jazz Camp have teamed up again. The Festival is 13hrs long and divided into two halves. You may purchase tickets for each half separately or get a day pass.

DRESS CODE – Proper attire requested – Retro Chic, Vintage, Suits, cocktail attire, or biz casual… think Boardwalk Empire, Gatsby, Mad Men. No shorts, t-shirts, torn/tattered jeans, workout or warm-up attire, fitness/athletic shoes, and ball/casual caps.


FIRST HALF (12:00 to 5:30pm)

* 12:30 to 2:30 – NYHJC Ensembles
* 2:55 to 3:55pm – Queen Esther – vaudeville blues from Alberta Hunter
* 4:15 to 5:30pm – NYHJC Faculty All Stars – with Rebecca Kilgore, Evan Christopher, Nicki Parrott, Jon-Erik Kellso, Dion Tucker, Dalton Ridenhour, Justin Poindexter, Rob Garcia, Bria Skonberg, and Molly Ryan.

* 12:30 to 1:30pm – The Hot Toddiesw/special guests Gordon Webster & Hannah Gill
* 2:15 to 3:30pm – The Anderson Twins
* 4:00 to 5:15pm – Ben Paterson Trio (Winner of the Ellis Marsalis Piano Competition)

* 12:00 to 12:40 – Jesse Gelber
* 2:30 to 3:30 – NYHJC Vocalists
* 3:45 to 4:45 – Champian Fulton

hosted by Bria Skonberg, Molly Ryan, and Patrick Soluri


SECOND HALF (6:30pm to 1am)

* 7:00 to 8:15pm – Sisterhood of Swing Seven – with Bria Skonberg, Camille Thurman, Emily Asher, Champian Fulton, Molly Ryan, Nicki Parrott, Shirazette Tinnin
* 8:45 to 10:00pm – Eyal Vilner Big Band
* 10:30 to 11:45pm – High & Mighty Brass Band – New Orleans meets Brooklyn funk

* 6:45 to 7:45pm – The Ladybugs – with Martina DaSilva of Post Modern Jukebox
* 8:15 to 9:30pm – Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers – Hot Jazz, Blues & Western Swing
* 10:00 to 11:15pm – John Gill Jazz Band – New Orleans/Ragtime Revival

* 6:30 to 7:10pm – TBA
* 8:10 to 8:50pm – TBA
* 10:00 to 11:15pm – Ehud Asherie
* 11:45pm to 1:00am – Late Night All Star Jam – led by Dennis Lichtman with Mona’s Hot Four

hosted by Bria Skonberg, Molly Ryan, and Patrick Soluri


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