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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 […]

Demolition String Band’s Woodie Guthrie Tribute To The Man & His Music The Living Room 134 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY July 14th     9pm – 12am July 14th is Woody’s  103rd birthday and what better way to celebrate it than with a night of music at one of our favorite NYC music venues! We’ll be hosting the night and have invited a a tasty collection of singers and musicians to come sing and play all Woody all night. Hosted by Boo and Elena of Demolition String Band With Special Guests: Cole Quest and the City Pickers Lisa Gutkin Queen Esther Stephen Said Mamie Minch Jen Larsen Jan Bell Rob, DK and Dave of The Hollows Liz Tormes Melody Allegra Luba Dvorak Fred Gillee Jr. Trip Henderson and Emily Eagan of The Whistling Wolves Nate Schweber Mary Spencer Knapp Matt Turk Danny Weiss and Mary Olive Smith Diego Britt …and MORE!

Queen Esther performs two FREE sets outdoors in Make Music New York on Sunday, June 21st — with GoGirls Music in Park Slope and The Fascinators in Greenpoint — both locations in Brooklyn. See you there! Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration across New York City that takes place each June 21 – the longest day of the year. Make Music New York — GoGirls Music Edition Old Stone House Washington Park/JJ Berne Playground 3rd St at 5th Ave Park Slope, Brooklyn Get ready for another MMNY with the GoGirls in Park Slope, Brooklyn! We have another wonderful line-up this year, complete with massive amounts of sunscreen. I’m so excited to be sandwiched between these talented artists: 1pm: Deb Cavanaugh http://www.Deb-Cavanaugh.com/ 1:30pm Lucy Kalantari (Me!) http://www.LucyKalantari.com/ 2:00pm Queen Esther http://Queen-Esther.com/ 2:30pm rorie kelly http://www.roriekelly.com/ _______________________________________________________________ Make Music New York at Cato’s Army/Navy 654 Broadway, Greenpoint 1:00 pm John Whoever — indie-folk, singer/songwriter 2:00 pm Cyd Blaise — insightful singer/songwriter 3:00 pm PartyOwl — bluesy singer/songwriter 3:45 pm The Fascinators — old jazz for the new depression  

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) (212) 230-2198 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.

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) (212) 230-2198 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.