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Starting May 7th and continuing through the end of the year, the newly revived, iconic jazz venue Minton’s Playhouse is hosting the JC Hopkins Biggish Band each Wednesday from 7pm – 11pm. Featuring special guest vocalists Queen Esther and Charles Turner as well as a host of New York City’s hottest jazz musicians — including Claire Daly on baritone sax, Julian Pressly on tenor sax, trombonist J. Walter Hawkes, and legendary drummer Warren Smith — the home of bebop comes alive in fresh and unexpected ways. From the Wall Street Journal (May 29th, 2014): “The birthplace of bebop, Minton’s on 118th Street, has been reborn as a venue that is as classy as it is historic. The long-neglected room has now been remodeled into one of the most attractive venues in the city, with a menu that puts most Midtown clubs to shame. The combination of pianist-bandleader JC Hopkins and vocalist Queen Esther expertly recapture the vitality and energy of Harlem jazz and blues of 70 years ago without slavishly imitating anyone and are thus a perfect fit, and they should help the relaunched room attract the attention of dancers as well as diners.” Minton’s — 206 W. 118th Street at St. Nicholas Doors open at 6:00pm. Performances at 7pm – 11pm. Music charge: $10 at the bar, $20 at a table. Dinner reservations are recommended. For more information: 212 243 2222  Photo: Tanya Braganti  

PLATFORM: Creative Musings On Mass Transit The New York Transit Museum (Corner of Boerum & Schermerhorn)Brooklyn, New York Tuesday, October 17th 6pm – 8:30pm $15/$10 for Museum Members Accompanied by guitarist Jeff McLaughlin, Queen Esther performs songs of every genre about life in Manhattan. Inspired by the engineering, intricate choreography, and impromptu interactions of your daily commute? Wish there was an open mic night for historians and urbanists? A show-and-tell for your creative musings on mass transit? Us, too. The Transit Museum presents PLATFORM, an exciting series of cross-disciplinary programs created by the public for the public. Have an idea? We’ll give you a platform. Join us at the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00pm for an evening of site-specific theater, photography, dance, musical saws, and more — all set against the backdrop of our 1936 subway station home.  For more information, click here.

Yet again! Another great lineup at Roots & Ruckus! Wednesday, October 11th at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music! As always, no cover! 9:00pm – Shane Alexander 9:30pm – Feral Foster 10:00pm – Queen Esther 10:30pm – Ali Dineen 11:00pm – Nat Myers

Green Fairy at The Red Room Thursday, October 5th, 2017! Doors open at 9:30pm. Tasting at 10pm! Join us as we celebrate our monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an introduction on what makes absinthe so unique and mysterious. This month we will feature Mata Hari Absinthe Bohemian! Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe’s history and rituals. We’ll have special guests Queen Esther and Cassandra Rosebeetle! Live piano with Chris Johnson! Holly Honeypot will be at the door, Ms Zelma will be tending the absinthe pours, and Mr. Nelson Lugo spin hot tunes during the breaks! Tickets are available at http://greenfairyoctober2017.bpt.me/ Tickets and Dress Code Dress Code: Suit and tie, cocktail attire ($16 in advance, $20 at the Door. Suggested Attire: Vintage, evening wear, unmentionables or intimate attire ($11 in advance, $15 at the Door) Two drink minimum! The Red Room at KGB Bar 85 E 4th St New York

Big Band Mondays: Glenn Crytzer Orchestra featuring Queen Esther Monday, September 25th Kola House 408 W. 15th St. New York City   Queen Esther makes a guest appearance with the Glenn Crytzer Orchestra this week at Big Band Monday. – Step back in time with the Glenn Crytzer Orchestra to a vintage New York supper club! Kola house boasts fantastic food and cocktails, an elevated stage for the performers, great acoustics and sound, and a big wood dance floor for those who like to cut a rug. It’s conveniently located just a block from the A/C/E/L lines in Chelsea/Meatpacking. There is no cover charge to attend. Kola house takes great care of the band, and pays the musicians from the money brought in from food and drink sales. So the very best way to support the band is by buying food and drinks and tipping your servers well! This obviates the need for a cover, and just keeps us to a food\drink minimum (every other big band show in NYC has both a cover AND a minimum.) There are two parts to the room with different food/drink minimums as follows: 1. Table Service in the dining room (primo seating for listening and dinner service) – $35 minimum [minimum charged at the table by your server] OR 2. Dance Floor/Bar Area – $20 minimum [minimum charged at the door or online since it’d be impossible for bar staff to keep track of everyone in the back to make sure they spent the minimum. The hostess will […]

Glenn Crytzer Trio featuring Queen Esther Sunday, September 24th at 7pm BlackTail22 Battery Place Second floor of Pier A Accompanied by the Glenn Crytzer Trio, Queen Esther sings the all-American songbook at BlackTail — newly crowned as “The Best New American Bar” of 2017. For more information, click here. Step back into the devil-may-care early days of aviation. A time when luxurious flying boats delivered the thirsty into the embrace of tropical sunshine, of decadent cocktails – of Cuba.