2019 Gotham Jazz Festival Sunday, April 28th The Players Club 16 Gramercy Park South (btw Park Ave and Irving Place on 20th Street) 12pm – 1am Join us for our 3rd annual festival for 13 hours of dancing, lounging, n’ listening to over a dozen of NYC’s best hot jazz, swing, & blues bands (over 100 musicians) at the stunning & exclusive private club from the Gilded Age, The Players! Following last year’s sold-out festival, Prohibition Productions and New York Hot Jazz Camp have teamed up again. The Festival is 13hrs long and divided into two halves. You may purchase tickets for each half separately or get a day pass. DRESS CODE – Proper attire requested – Retro Chic, Vintage, Suits, cocktail attire, or biz casual… think Boardwalk Empire, Gatsby, Mad Men. No shorts, t-shirts, torn/tattered jeans, workout or warm-up attire, fitness/athletic shoes, and ball/casual caps. SCHEDULE FIRST HALF (12:00 to 5:30pm) THE BALLROOM * 12:30 to 2:30 – NYHJC Ensembles * 2:55 to 3:55pm – Queen Esther – vaudeville blues from Alberta Hunter * 4:15 to 5:30pm – NYHJC Faculty All Stars – with Rebecca Kilgore, Evan Christopher, Nicki Parrott, Jon-Erik Kellso, Dion Tucker, Dalton Ridenhour, Justin Poindexter, Rob Garcia, Bria Skonberg, and Molly Ryan. THE LIBRARY * 12:30 to 1:30pm – The Hot Toddies – w/special guests Gordon Webster & Hannah Gill * 2:15 to 3:30pm – The Anderson Twins * 4:00 to 5:15pm – Ben Paterson Trio (Winner of the Ellis Marsalis Piano Competition) KINSTLER ROOM * 12:00 to 12:40 – Jesse Gelber * 2:30 to 3:30 – NYHJC Vocalists * 3:45 to […]
Jazz at Lincoln Center presents Queen Esther sings Billie Holiday: The Lost Classics January 2, 2019 TWO SETS 7:30pm and 9:30pm COVER: $35 Students: $20 Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center Broadway at 60th St. 5th Fl New York City Reserve by phone 212-258-9595 In person after 6pm daily at the club With rare sides lifted from The Billie Holiday Project – a musical written and developed by Queen Esther that augments newly unearthed short stories from Zora Neale Hurston with an explosive score culled from the iconic jazz siren’s work — Queen Esther and her coterie of musicians breathe life into the more relatively unknown yet timeless songs of Miss Holiday. By allowing these songs to stand on their own in performance and speak to us and through us, the audience as well as the performers will explore a relatively unknown side of Lady Day. Songs include If The Moon Turns Green, You Can’t Be Mine (and Someone Else’s Too) and Things Are Looking Up. The line-up: Sharp Radway – piano Hilliard Greene – double bass Jeff McLaughlin — guitar Darren Green – drums
SWING PARTY! Eyal Vilner Big Band featuring Queen Esther and Brandon Bain Saturday, October 27th — 10:30pm to 1:30am The Django in The Roxy Hotel 2 Sixth Avenue (212) 519-6649 For reservations (recommended!) http://www.thedjangonyc.com/reserve Swing Party with Eyal Vilner Big Band featuring Esther Queen and Brandon Bain! The party is ON!!! Shine up your dancing shows and come swing with us at the The Django!! Starring: Queen Esther, Brandon Bain – vocals Eyal Vilner – saxophone, clarinet, flute, arrangements and conducting Jay Rattman – alto, clarinet, flute Jordan Pettay – alto, clarinet, flute Anthony Nelson Jr – tenor Daniel Pearson – tenor, clarinet Jason Marshall – bari Scott Englebright – trumpet John Lake – trumpet Edo Gur – trumpet Dan Blankinship – trumpet James Burton III – trombone Javier Nero – trombone Becca Patterson – bass trombone Ray Gallon – piano Clovis Nicolas – bass Paul Francis – drums
Mondo NYC presents Queen Esther at The Delancey Tuesday, October 2nd at 11pm 21 + welcome $10 cover! Accompanied by Hilliard Greene (double bass) and Jeff McLaughlin (guitar), Queen Esther (guitar, vocals) sings one set of (mostly original) Black Americana for a Mondo NYC showcase. About Mondo NYC: We are a global business conference and festival uniting music and technology. Emerging artists, innovators and industry insiders will connect and collaborate with fans in a mission to advance human creativity in an ever-changing world.
The 5th Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival! PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther performs with Charlie Halloran’s Sextet at Gallow Green, 4:20pm Join us for the 6th annual New York Hot Jazz Festival. After yet another sold out edition, the hot jazz and swing party of the year returns to the spellbinding McKittrick Hotel and once again features three stages (one of them hidden on a mystery train) with continuous live music from 16 ensembles and multiple special guest artists for 12 hours. The Fest will feature NOLA-style Second Line parade to commemorate the tricentennial of Crescent City, Antique Gramophone DJ, and a raucous Midnight Speakeasy after party with the Fest’s storied jam as well as dancers and performance art acts to cap the night’s festivities. Celebrating trad jazz with rising stars and legendary performers, the Fest will showcase the best talent of the global hot jazz and swing revival with the music spanning the entire breadth and scope of early jazz from the beginnings in New Orleans through the Roaring ’20s and Prohibition and well into the Big Band Swing era. Prizes await those who deck themselves in their vintage best. So dress to impress and get ready to party your night away! Dancing is encouraged and inevitably irresistible. FEATURING: • Grammy-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks “From Harlem to Montmartre: a Jazz Age Voyage” & “Hot Potpourri” • The Hot Sardines • Mwenso and The Shakes “The Joint Is Jumpin’ ” a hit Fats Waller revue from London’s West End • Evan Christopher’s Clarinet […]