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 […]
YAY! FREE MUSIC FRIDAYS! Queen Esther sings Black Americana at The American Folk Art Museum Friday, July 13th 6:30pm 2 Lincoln Center, New York City 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 singer & songwriter Lara Ewen 5:30pm — Teena Mayzing Singer-songwriter 6:05pm — Jeanne Marie Boes Soulful singer-songwriter 6:40pm — Queen Esther Black Americana
Big Easy on the Hudson 2018 Saturday, July 7 7pm – 9pm (Door 6:30) The Triad Ballroom 158 W 72nd St (Btwn Broadway & Columbus) CHARLIE HALLORAN BAND DEWITT FLEMING JR QUEEN ESTHER PERLE NOIRE Please join New York Hot Jazz Festival and Shanghai Mermaid for the 2nd annual Big Easy On The Hudson. After the first edition of our sold-out extravaganza at the Symphony Space last year we wanted to bring you a more intimate, transporting concert/party experiences as we take over a gorgeous, hidden vaudeville house – the Triad Ballroom – to create a one of a kind, New-York-style, retro-nouveau New Orleans hot jazz experience. The Big Easy On The Hudson series serve as a bridge connecting the Big Easy of yesteryear with the Big Apple of today and bring together great artists on the forefront of hot jazz scenes of the two “Big” cities. This year’s headlining NOLA star bringing you a program of sizzling New Orleans’ hot jazz is the brilliant trombone player / band leader Charlie Halloran with his band. Mahogany Hall Pleasure Society Jazz Band’s leader, the phenomenal Jon-Erik Kellso, will be joining our NOLA guests as a representative of New York hot jazz world. The blowout Summer evening will also feature a constellation of special star guests including international tap dance sensation DeWitt Fleming Jr, early blues royalty, Queen Esther, and yet another royal, New Orleans’ own queen of burlesque, Perle Noire.
FRESH: Live! presents In With The New! Tuesday, June 5th 9:30am – 5pm App Nexus 28 W. 23rd St. 4th fl. New York City PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther opens this event with original Black Americana. For this inaugural event, FRESH will gather our speakers and special guests for a day of cutting-edge conversation about “the new” that we are seeing emerge today—from science to fashion, gender equality to afrofuturism, policy to protesting youth. FRESH: Live manifests the mission of FRESH Speakers onto the main stage—centered around the belief that learning from a wider variety of humans makes for a smarter, more equitable world. Our goal is not only to create catalytic conversation between some of the most talented leaders we know, but also model what it looks like to convene and host gatherings that embody the principles of inclusion and belonging—not just tick diversity boxes, or preach to the usual choir. We invite you to explore just beyond the horizon line with us. The future is now.