The McKittrick Hotel presents Sunset Sundays at Gallow Green Queen Esther Sings Billie Holiday — The Lost Classics 542 W. 27th St. 212 564 1662 Accompanied by pianist Sharp Radway and bassist Hilliard Greene, Queen Esther revisits Lady Day’s popular yet lesser known body of work. With this, she explores another side of the songwriter, bandleader and catalyst that most critics consider to be the greatest jazz singer of the 20th century. ———————————————— Join us every Sunday atop The McKittrick Hotel while Gallow Green, our hidden rooftop garden oasis, hosts weekly bands to send us off into sunset bliss for a perfect close to the week and weekend. Featuring speciality craft cocktails, a new summer dinner menu, and an ever changing weekly roster of live music! Now booking reserved seats/tables. Space is limited. Book with haste. mckittrickhotel.com
Brooklyn Americana, Unplugged! presents Queen Esther sings Black Americana Friday, June 21st — 6pm to 8pm Brooklyn Bridge Park — Pier 3, Greenway Terrace FREE! “Secrets do have a way of leaking out, and one that desperately needs to be heard is Americana/country/ jazz singer, Queen Esther. Every song is sung with passion and fire, by this underrated female singer who should be a musical giant.” — Country Music People (UK) Queen Esther sings (mostly original!) Black Americana at the Brooklyn Americana Unplugged Music Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Opening act: Jan Bell & The Maybelles. Bring a picnic! “Top 10 Summer Things To Do in Brooklyn Bridge Park” – Time Out New York Unplugged features intimate acoustic acts curated by Brooklyn Americana Music Series in June and DeGraw Sound in July.
The Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island June 15th and 16th 12pm – 6pm 2019 marks our official “COUNTDOWN TO THE TWENTIES”! Join us as we close in on the 100th anniversary of The Jazz Age. For tickets, click here. PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday, June 15th, Queen Esther and The Hot Five will perform two sets on the mainstage. THE LINEUP: Queen Esther, vocals Patience Higgins, clarinet + tenor sax Noah Jackson, double bass Ronnie Magri, drums Corey Wallace, trombone Jazz Age Lawn Party, now celebrating its 14th year, is the world’s original, largest and most authentic Prohibition Era inspired gathering. The event started in 2005 as a small gathering on NYC’s Governors Island. It has since grown into one of the world’s most beloved events. This historically sold out event attracts thousands of time travelers each year, who come together to discover the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s. Consistently selected by the New York Times as one of the year’s most memorable events, Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a unique, interactive opportunity to relive one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history.
Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Celebration Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken, NJ June 6th at 7pm FREE and open to the public! The City of Hoboken will mark the 100th birthday of Pete Seeger, the godfather of American folk music, with a free concert at Sinatra Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6. The celebration will be only one of many such events around the country, but organizers and hosts Elena Skye and Boo Reiners (of Hoboken’s Demolition String Band) promise it will be one of the best. “This will actually be our third Pete Seeger tribute night,” Skye said. “ We did one about 10 years ago at Hoboken’s Pier A, and then we did one in Jamaica, Vermont, about four years ago. We just love Pete, and time goes on, and his idea of songs bringing us together and galvanizing our spirits becomes more and more relevant. As frustrating as the world can be today, we can at least get together and sing.” FEATURING: Karyn Kuhl Gene D. Plumber and his daughter Emily Turonis Kate Jacobs and her son Edward Horan Jon & Deena of the Cucumbers Queen Esther Richard Barone Gary Van Miert of the Sensational Country Blues Wonders Abbe Rivers Glenn Morrow
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 […]