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Queen Esther at Minton’s Harlem 206 W. 118th St. 2 sets — 7:30pm and 9:30pm THE BAND Jesse Gelber, piano Hilliard Greene, double bass Jeff McLaughlin, guitar Warren Smith, drums Sets are 1 hour long The admission price is $10.00 Sun- Wed. and $15 Thu- Sat. per set PLUS a 2 drink minimum. * * Admission may increase depending upon a given week’s performance schedule. During performances, quiet is enforced.

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 […]

Queen Esther sings Billie Holiday: The Rare Sides Minton’s 206 W. 118th St. February 12th at 7:30pm & 9:45pm Her Trio: Jeremy Bacon, piano Shawn Baltazor, drums Noah Jackson, double bass Queen Esther sings Billie Holiday’s rare sides at Minton’s with her trio, in an elegant intimate setting for lovers and listeners alike.  Culled from her much lauded residency last spring that celebrated Lady Day’s centennial, the lost classics span Miss Holiday’s entire career. These songs will give much insight into the life of what many consider to be the greatest jazz singer of the 20th century. To celebrate Valentine’s Day in style, Harlem’s iconic jazz hotspot Minton’s will host a series of dinner events which includes a four course prix fixe meal curated by Executive Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson.  There are two seatings to choose from each night. To reserve your Valentine’s Day Weekend table, click here or call 212 243 2222.  

Queen Esther performs in Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares Friday, February 5th at 7:30pm Community Music School of Springfield 127 State St. Springfield, MA   Accompanied by pianist Jeremy Bacon, Queen Esther presents a suite of Billie Holiday’s rare sides in celebration of Valentine’s Day. About Jazz Shares: Based on the farm share model where stakeholders ensure the success of the farm by pre-paying for food, our members purchase jazz shares to provide the capital needed to produce concerts with minimal institutional support. A grassroots, all-volunteer organization, we are a community of music lovers in Western Massachusetts dedicated to the continued vitality of jazz music. By pooling resources, energy and know-how, shareholders create an infrastructure that is able to bring world-class improvisers to our region. Operating under the fiscal sponsorship of The Northampton Center for the Arts, we make 100 jazz shares available at an annual investment of $125. (Half shares are also available.) We produce 10 concerts each year in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We invite you to join us.

Queen Esther Sings Billie Holiday: The Rare Sides Gin Fizz Lounge 308 Lenox Ave at 125th St. Friday, August 7th at 10pm  $10 Featuring: Jeremy Bacon, piano Hilliard Greene, double bassCharles Goold, drums Wayne Tucker, trumpet In celebration of Lady Day’s centennial year, Queen Esther and her coterie of musicians continue to explore Billie Holiday’s lesser known body of work in an intimate cabaret setting, giving the audience a fresh perspective on the greatest jazz siren of the 20th century.