MTA’s Subway Swing! A Nostalgia Boogie for the Ages Saturday, December 10th at 7pm $25 Queens-bound 2nd Avenue F train platform and The MTA Museum Hop on board our Nostalgia Swing Train for a special express ride from 2nd Avenue station to the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn! Then, triple-step your way through our 1936 decommissioned subway station with FOUR live jazz bands, swing dancing, and vintage fashion – an after-hours boogie for the ages! Ticket price includes a one-way ride on the Nostalgia Swing Train, and admission to the party at the Museum. Tickets will be $25 and go on sale at 1pm on Thursday, December 1. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No sales will be conducted on the day of the event. We expect this event to sell out quickly, so act fast! Can’t make the party? Enjoy Holiday Rides on our vintage fleet of 1930s R1-9 cars every Sunday through December 18, and check out our collection of vintage train cars at the Museum year-round! http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/swing Photography and video recording are permitted onboard the train and at the Transit Museum. However, tripods and stands may not be used. All photographs taken are for personal use only and permission to photograph may be revoked at any time. Refunds are not available for ticketed programs. Should you be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. We will be meeting […]
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.
FREE Rooftop Jazz in Chelsea with Queen Esther, 6pm – 9pm Cambria Hotel 123 W. 28th St. Accompanied by pianist Jeremy Bacon and bassist Ben Rubin, Queen Esther sings the great American songbook for your after work/happy hour/listening pleasure for three sets, starting at 6pm. You can expect to hear everything from 1930s swing to the smooth, easy listening sounds of the 70s — and yes, a few originals! Jeremy Bacon (pianist) is an extremely creative and dynamic jazz pianist, fusing the raw volcanic energy of Don Pullen (one of his first important teachers) with the more introspective style of Fred Hersch(one of his last). Jeremy has also studied intensive classical technique with Sophia Rosoff of the Abby Whiteside Foundation, and Edna Golandski of the Taubman institute. He has played all over the world with his own group and as a sideman with others, including Charles Fambrough, Frank Lacy, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Jeff Ballard, Mike Mossman, Ugonna Okegwo, Pat Martino, Ralph Bowen, Joe Ford, Billy Hart and Warren March, just to name a few. Ben Rubin (double bass) is a Grammy-nominated producer, (re-)mixer, bassist and composer. From performing at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Cannes Film Festival with Dred Scott Trio to producing remixes for Killah Priest and Karsh Kale, Brooklyn-based Rubin is a musical shapeshifter. With over 80 album credits to his name, Rubin has ranked high in the DownBeat Critics’ Polls every year since 2012 as a “Rising Star” producer for his work with the SmallsLive record label where he produced and […]
Melody + Word: FREE Outdoor Black Americana Concert! Curated by NewSong Music and produced by Arts Brookfield Thursday, July 14 at 12:30pm Grace Building Plaza (across from Bryant Park) 1114 Avenue of the Americas New York City Queen Esther and The Blue Crowns perform a set of original Black Americana songs deep in the heart of New York City for Melody + Word concert series. Melody + Word is a lunchtime series featuring some of the best upcoming singer-songwriters from an array of genres. Stop by the Plaza in Grace Building in midtown on Thursdays this July to enjoy the sounds of summer! The Blue Crowns: Boo Reiners — acoustic guitar Kelvyn Bell — electric guitar Hilliard Greene — bass
Dear Friends, How time has flown! The 11th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party is less then a month away and tickets are flying, too! Tickets and some ticket packages are still available. To see availability for the June and August events please visit: JazzAgeLawnParty.TicketFly.com In addition to General Admission tickets, Packages include “Jazz Baby,”“Bee’s Knees,”and “Bonnie & Clyde”. “ The Gatsby” VIP package includes special perks such as table and bottle service. We are excited to present the exclusive “Sheikh of Araby”, an exquisitely appointed, private luxury tent for up to 10 guests located right off the dance floor, with full table service and custom cuisine menu. Tents may be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting JazzAgeLawnParty.TicketFly.com On June 11-12 and August 13-14 from 11a.m. to 5p.m., guests transcend time once upon the shore of Governors Island to celebrate the music and zeitgeist of the Jazz Age.The romance, joie de vivre and infectious rhythm of those halcyon days come to life once more, as the distractions of the modern fade into the ether.Each weekend, guests will don fresh linen, lace, seersucker and straw at this beloved prohibition era gathering. Featured programming includes: MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES on TWO STAGES featuring the finest Jazz Ageentertainment:Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra: the world’s premier Jazz-Age dance orchestra, steeped in the hot-dance band tradition of the 1920s and early 1930s, present a one-of-a-kind songbook from Michael’s original album, “Blue River,”and his newest album, “Just In Time” (both available for purchase within event)! “Just In Time” highlights Michael’s horn […]