Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band with special guest vocalist Queen Esther Presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York Hot Jazz Festival It’s hot jazz weekend at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola! For the first of six distinct performances co-presented with the New York Hot Jazz Festival, we welcome Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band and special guest vocalist Queen Esther. Levinson is a first-call clarinetist and bandleader known for his expertise in early jazz styles, and his Roof Garden Jass Band effectively transports listeners to the early days of jazz. Performing with them is vocalist Queen Esther, a very exciting addition to the band. She possesses a powerful, four-octave voice and an impressive versatility across jazz, blues, rock, folk, and Americana music. They’re here for one set only, so make sure to stop by and help us kick off the Hot Jazz Age weekend! This set will cover the first five years of recorded jazz, from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band to Kid Ory. This set is part of Hot Jazz Age: From the First Jazz Recording to the Dawn of Swing (1917-1934), presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York Hot Jazz Festival, October 28-30. Full lineup: Friday, October 28: 7:30pm: Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band with special guest vocalist Queen Esther 9:30pm: Patrick Bartley: Bix and Tram-A Retrospective Saturday, October 29: 7:30pm: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks – Red Hot Chicago: King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, and Beyond 9:30pm: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks – From Ballrooms […]
Queen Esther performs at the American Folk Art Museum 2 Lincoln Center, New York City Accompanied by guitarist Jeff McLaughlin, Queen Esther plays a short acoustic set of selections from her latest Black Americana album The Other Side for the American Folk Art Museum’s Free Music Fridays series at 6:40pm. Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar. Admission is always free. Hosted by Lara Ewen.
Accompanied by guitarist Ronny Drayton, Queen Esther will perform at New York City’s Lincoln Center for the NewSong Music Showcase. See you there! _________________ WHAT: 2015 NewSong Music Showcase & Competition Finals at Lincoln Center WHEN: January 7th, 2016 at 7:30pm EST FREE SHOW! Seating is on a first come, first-served basis. For over 14 years, the NewSong Music Contest has recognized truly exceptional emerging performers and songwriters from around the world. Entering the contest is a gateway to all of our programs, which include NewSong Recordings, our boutique record label and ‘NewSong Presents,’ our live music concert series that take place across the country. After very carefully reviewing music submissions from all over the world, we have selected ten finalists to showcase and compete in the live performance finals at the David Rubenstein Atrium at New York City’s prestigious Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. All ten finalists will perform songs for our panel of judges and a packed house… One music act will be crowned the winner. MEET THE FINALISTS: Rachael Kilgour (Duluth, MN) + Blair Bodine (New York, NY) + The Shades (Chicago, IL) + Queen Esther (NYC) + Kaz Fujimoto (Brooklyn, NY) + Sarah Morris (Shoreview, MN) + Scott Mulvahill (Nashville, TN) + Sarah Kervin (Brooklyn, NY) + Ken Yates (Toronto, ON) + Megan Wilde (Seattle, WA) THE NEWSONG GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE: – A performance slot on the 2016 Sundance Film Film Festival’s ASCAP Music Cafe – A recording session at the prestigious Echo Mountain Recording Studios (Asheville, NC) […]
Queen Esther is a finalist in the 2015 NewSong Music Contest! Queen Esther is one of ten finalists in the 2015 NewSong Music Contest. Each artist or group will perform at Lincoln Center on January 7th, 2016 for a chance to win the #NSM Grand Prize. This year’s grand prize winner – selected from among ten finalists who will perform in a live performance showcase and competition at The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Thursday, January 7 – will receive: An EP Recorded and Mixed at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Recording Studios and released on the NewSong Recordings label A showcase performance at the prestigious ASCAP Music Café at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival A future performance of their own at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City THE 2015 FINALISTS: Scott Mulvahill Nashville, TN Kaz Fujimoto Brooklyn, NY Ken Yates Toronto, ON The Shades Chicago, IL Queen Esther New York, NY Sarah Morris Shoreview, MN Sarah Kervin Brooklyn, NY Megan Wilde Seattle, WA (Early Bird Finalist) Blair Bodine New York, NY (Early Bird Finalist) Rachael Kilgour Duluth, MN (NewSong/LEAF Festival Competition Winner) See more at: https://www.newsong-music.com
Queen Esther is a finalist in the NewSong Competition! Queen Esther is a finalist in the NewSong Competition, to be held at New York City’s Lincoln Center on Saturday, November 15th. There are two sets: 3pm – 5:30pm (semifinals) and 7pm – 9pm (finals). Admission is free. For more information, click here. Now in its 13th year, the NewSong Contest is one of the premier showcases of emerging performers and songwriters in North America. Twelve finalists will perform and compete in the live performance showcase and competition at Lincoln Center. One grand prize winner will be awarded an EP to be produced and mixed by Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense) and recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as future performance opportunities at the Sundance Film Festival, Lincoln Center and NPR’s Mountain Stage. The 13th Annual NewSong Competition David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center Saturday, November 15th 3pm – 5:30pm Semifinals 7pm – 9pm Finals Admission: FREE