Queen Esther and The Blue Crowns at the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival Friday, September 23rd at 8pm Jalopy Theater (Opening night!) 315 Columbia St. in Red Hook Saturday, September 24th at 4pm Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Liberty View Lawn Brooklyn’s best play sixty shows at seven locations along the spectacular waterfront. Day time shows in The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge (Friday and Saturday), & Brooklyn Bridge Park (Saturday and Sunday). Evening Shows at beloved pioneer establishments in Red Hook and Dumbo: Jalopy Theatre, Sunny’s, Red Hook Bait and Tackle, 68 Jay Street Bar & Superfine. Winner of the ‘Dumbo Dozen’ Award for innovative and impactful work in the community at DUMBO Business Improvement District, AGM 2016. The Festival is made possible in part by generous sponsors and the office of Councilman Stephen Levin.
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
Queen Esther & The Blue Crowns Black Americana at its finest! Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia St. one set — 9pm Three bands! $15 The Line-up: Queen Esther — guitar, vocals Jeff McLaughlin — guitar, vocals Hilliard Greene — bass Shirazette Tinnin — drums
Queen Esther and her coterie of jazz musicians perform rare sides, jazz standards and classic blues in the fourth annual East Ville des Folies at Webster Hall. See you there! _______________________________________________________ East Ville des Folies – Acte Quatre WHEN: Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 1:30 PM – 5:30PM WHERE: Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. New York, NY PLEASE NOTE: 21 years and over FOR TICKETS, CLICK HERE! Reputedly owned by infamous mobster Al Capone in the 1920s, Webster Hall was a regular hot spot for quiet knocks and hushed whispers, turn-the-other-cheek coppers and strong booze. At the pinnacle of Nightlife’s First Golden Age, the venue conveniently ignored the prohibition mantra, and quickly earned its moniker as the “Jewel of the Village” among its adventurous clientele. Fast Forward to now, 130 years since its inception, Webster Hall is bringing it all back. On January 16, 2016, the legendary venue is resurrecting the not-so-temperate 1920’s with its Fourth Annual Beer and Whiskey Festival called East Ville Des Folies (“East Village of Follies”). On the eve of the festival, a $50 ticket will get you… 3 full hours of sampling of four floors of types of beers and whiskeys Live entertainment: Burlesque dancers, Swing Jazz bands, Trapeze artists, and Circus Acts Access to an assortment of local food vendors Commemorative Glass And Much, Much More! The festival will feature everything from rye, corn, and clear whiskey, and there will be no shortage of inspiring international brews. We promise there will be something you haven’t heard of before! […]
Queen Esther & The Blue Crowns perform two sets – 9:30pm & 11pm — at Minton’s Harlem on Friday, December 4th for their inaugural Friday Soul Series. Accompanied by her versatile and dynamc collective, Queen Esther will present a pastiche of original songs, reconfigured rare jazz standards and holy blues – the Black Americana sound that held sway over diverse audiences during her most recent European tour this fall. PERSONNEL: Kelvyn Bell, guitar (Arthur Blythe, Defunkt) Mimi Jones, bass (Ravi Coltrane) Boo Reiners, lap steel (Demolition String Band) Shirazette Tinnin, drums (Tia Fuller) What the critics are saying about Queen Esther’s self-released Black Americana album The Other Side: “Our admiration for Queen Esther is almost beyond measure.” — Rootstime (Belgium) “This album is amazing. And very difficult to classify. Can you imagine a black Lucinda Williams? Not like when she plays the blues torn from her first albums, no. A black Lucinda Williams in pop, rhythm, blues and even gender roots Americana. So it sounds, if you can imagine such a hodgepodge somehow, the latest album from this brutal, original, explosive singer.” — Vanity Fair (Spain) The most exciting Afro-Americana release of the year.” – Paste “Every song is sung with passion and fire, by this underrated female singer who should be a musical giant.” — Country Music People (UK)