Prohibition Productions presents The Hot Toddies featuring Queen Esther hot jazz & swing at Sugar East secret cocktails & small bites 1125 First Avenue (61st & 62nd) New York City Complimentary cocktail tasting, 5pm – 7pm Live music, 7pm – 10pm NO COVER! Sugar East NYC is a discreet subterranean lounge offering Prohibition Speakeasy-worthy cocktails. Speakeasy Sessions will offer live bands and the opportunity to celebrate the four pillars of Sugar East: Escape, Luxury, Style and Play. * Please RSVP for tables – https://tinyurl.com/yy6cmfnm PLEASE NOTE: This venue allows smoking. It is one of 5 in the city that was “grandfathered” in. It seems only few people smoke each night, and isn’t too bad as they also have good filtration & circulation.
PROHIBITION FRIDAYS The Hot Toddies w/Queen Esther Friday September 13th + 27th and October 10th + 25th, 2019 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM SECRET ROOM NYC 707 8th Avenue Join us every Friday at our new weekly Prohibition Cabaret… a speakeasy from another era in midtown featuring smokin’ hot jazz bands, glamorous Chanteuses, scintillating Burlesque, swing dancing, DJs, and exquisite food & drink specials! * 3x sets of hot jazz & swing by The Hot Toddies – w/Gabe Terracciano (violin), TBA (reeds), Vinny Raniolo (guitar), TBA (bass), Patrick Soluri (drums). * chanteuse Queen Esther * burlesque by Sapphire Jones * tap & burlesque by Gin Minsky * MC & burlesque by Velvetina Taylor * DJ Andrius Sc * Swing Dance performances by Tony & Jaime * food & drink specials * gorgeous room w/space to dance * convient location on 8th Ave btw 44th & 45th st admission: * $25 (incl 1 premium drink) // $75 Prix Fixe Dinner * NO COVER for swing dancers or those dressed in vintage! (on venue’s event page click “make reservation,” fill out form, & purchase at least one item during event) — Instigated by Prohibition Productions and Secret Room NYC
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