5th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival September 19 -22, 2019 Checkout our 2019 playlist on Spotify PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther sings Black Americana at Brooklyn Bridge Park Liberty View, Pier 6 on September 22nd at 3pm. Opening Night at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre, Thursday, Sept. 19th Black Oak Artists Dayna Kurtz, Megan Palmer, and Underhill Rose Hosted by Jan Bell & the Maybelles – Get your ticket here! This fund raiser event will usher in the 5th annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival and is an opportunity to both keep the BAMF growing and spend an intimate evening of Americana Music, with a trio of talented musicians. Also on 9/19 at Time Out Market NY – Roof Top Stage in Dumbo with Austin TX Duo: Jaimee Harris and Graham Weber 6:30 – 8:30pm FREE!
Lizzie No “Vanity” Release Show opening act: Queen Esther Mercury Lounge 217 E. Houston St. NYC Tickets: $12 advance/$15 at the door Lizzie No: Building on the songwriting prowess displayed in her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Hard Won,’ Lizzie No is unsparing in the stories she tells on her new album ‘Vanity,’ out August 2. The nine songs on ‘Vanity’ are epic tales of ego, featuring narrative shifts within vividly crafted characters. No embodies characters ranging from a self-obsessed fuckboy in “Narcissus” (which Rolling Stone called a “crisp alt-rock gem”) to a broke songwriter waiting for her big break in “Pity Party,” to a bitter and isolated rocker on “Loyalty” who rants that the crowd has left him behind. Inventive arrangements written in collaboration with co-producer Nick Rapley elevate the record to shimmering heights, alternating between swaggering grooves and intimate clarity. Lizzie has showcased at Americanafest, SXSW, and as a featured soloist at the Louisville Orchestra’s Festival of American Music. She is also a winner of the American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest. Queen Esther: Imported from South Carolina’s Lowcountry and the ATL respectively, vocalist, songwriter, musician and producer Queen Esther performs internationally with her mentor harmelodic guitar icon James “Blood” Ulmer in various projects — including a recent European tour with his iconic free jazz group Odyssey — as she forges her own sonic path. Paste describes her most recent Black Americana album The Other Side (2015) as – “…the most exciting Afro-Americana album of the year,” while Vanity Fair goes further, saying “This album […]
The McKittrick Hotel presents Sunset Sundays at Gallow Green Queen Esther Sings Billie Holiday — The Lost Classics 542 W. 27th St. 212 564 1662 Accompanied by pianist Sharp Radway and bassist Hilliard Greene, Queen Esther revisits Lady Day’s popular yet lesser known body of work. With this, she explores another side of the songwriter, bandleader and catalyst that most critics consider to be the greatest jazz singer of the 20th century. ———————————————— Join us every Sunday atop The McKittrick Hotel while Gallow Green, our hidden rooftop garden oasis, hosts weekly bands to send us off into sunset bliss for a perfect close to the week and weekend. Featuring speciality craft cocktails, a new summer dinner menu, and an ever changing weekly roster of live music! Now booking reserved seats/tables. Space is limited. Book with haste. mckittrickhotel.com
Brooklyn Americana, Unplugged! presents Queen Esther sings Black Americana Friday, June 21st — 6pm to 8pm Brooklyn Bridge Park — Pier 3, Greenway Terrace FREE! “Secrets do have a way of leaking out, and one that desperately needs to be heard is Americana/country/ jazz singer, Queen Esther. Every song is sung with passion and fire, by this underrated female singer who should be a musical giant.” — Country Music People (UK) Queen Esther sings (mostly original!) Black Americana at the Brooklyn Americana Unplugged Music Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Opening act: Jan Bell & The Maybelles. Bring a picnic! “Top 10 Summer Things To Do in Brooklyn Bridge Park” – Time Out New York Unplugged features intimate acoustic acts curated by Brooklyn Americana Music Series in June and DeGraw Sound in July.
The Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island June 15th and 16th 12pm – 6pm 2019 marks our official “COUNTDOWN TO THE TWENTIES”! Join us as we close in on the 100th anniversary of The Jazz Age. For tickets, click here. PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday, June 15th, Queen Esther and The Hot Five will perform two sets on the mainstage. THE LINEUP: Queen Esther, vocals Patience Higgins, clarinet + tenor sax Noah Jackson, double bass Ronnie Magri, drums Corey Wallace, trombone Jazz Age Lawn Party, now celebrating its 14th year, is the world’s original, largest and most authentic Prohibition Era inspired gathering. The event started in 2005 as a small gathering on NYC’s Governors Island. It has since grown into one of the world’s most beloved events. This historically sold out event attracts thousands of time travelers each year, who come together to discover the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s. Consistently selected by the New York Times as one of the year’s most memorable events, Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a unique, interactive opportunity to relive one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history.