Black Americana at the 9th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival! Presented by the Jalopy Theater & School of Music A Three Day Festival * 30+ Bands * Workshops! * A family friendly square dance! * and much more! St. Ann’s Church 157 Montague St. (between Clinton & Henry) Queen Esther performs on Sunday, April 30th at 5pm For tickets, click here. The Brooklyn Folk Festival strives to present the best in American and world folk music. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY our festival is a celebration of down home music, cultural diversity and memory. Each year we draw talent from New York’s own thriving folk music scene as well as from the national and international world of folk, traditional and vernacular music. The annual festival provides an opportunity for young and old alike to come together, enjoy music, workshops, film screenings, contests and jam sessions and be part of the vitality of our community. The festival is produced each year with a strong sense of vision and attention to detail with the goal of achieving an event that is more than the sum of its parts. The Brooklyn Folk Festival is presented each year by the Jalopy Theatre & School of Music, a grassroots community space that is a music venue, music school, instrument store and record label. By growing the Brooklyn Folk Festival over the past 9 years, the Jalopy has created a substantial and unique community event that brings together thousands of music lovers and hundreds of musicians to celebrate the valuable […]
Icons in Ash, Death in Music — Female Voice Festival Concert & Spoken Word Performances West Park Presbyterian Church 165 W. 86th St. (Amsterdam Ave.) Heide Hatry: Icons in Ash, Cremation Portraits, an exhibition at Ubu Gallery, inspired this concert, in which the curators Jane LeCroy and Heide Hatry try to reintegrate life and death: to touch death, work with death, to let it speak in its mundanity, its grandeur, its familiarity and its mystery, its uniqueness and its universality, to redeem it from oblivion, to give it its own life again. Featuring the following artists: Tammy Faye Starlite Nicole Peyrafitte Katelyn Richards Queen Esther christine Isherwood Danielle Blau Nora Fox Kaila Mullad Victoire Oberkampf: Karoline Rose Stanislavska Milica Paranosic Liana Gabel Hot Glue and the Gun Anastasia Petropoulos Katelyn Richards and more! For more information, click here.
Winter Into Spring Superfine Residency! First Sunday in February, March and April February 5th * March 5th * April 2nd Two sets — 7pm – 9pm NO COVER! Superfine 126 Front St. DUMBO 718 243 9005 From events producer Jan Bell at the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival comes a winter residency to thaw the snow while we wait for spring. Partnering with Jeff McLaughlin on vocals and guitar, Queen Esther performs Black Americana — country classics, old timey gospel songs, vaudeville blues, original soulful tunes, brand new songs and more — at DUMBO’s own Superfine. Performances are on the first Sunday evening of February, March and April for two sets from 7pm – 9pm. These gigs are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested.
New Year’s Eve! Queen Esther & The Hot Five at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Grand Foyer Party Washington, DC Join Queen Esther and her coterie of jazz musicians as they celebrate one of the most exciting periods in Billie Holiday’s career – her influential small band recordings from John Hammond’s “sing-swing” sessions of the 1930s. From 1935 – 1939, as the rest of the world waltzed their way through The Great Depression or lindy hopped to big bands, Miss Holiday recorded over 120 sides with some of the best soloists of the decade, including Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Roy Eldridge, Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Cozy Cole, Jo Jones, Artie Shaw, Benny Morton and many, many more. It was John Hammond – record producer, civil rights activist, music critic and aristocrat – who co-organized the very first “sing-swing” session in July 1935 with Teddy Wilson as bandleader when Miss Holiday was merely 20 years old. Armed with her new recording contract for Brunswick Records, their task was to record pop tunes in the new “swing” style for the burgeoning jukebox market. With Miss Holiday as instrumentalist on equal footing with the legendary musicians that accompanied her, what they created set the template for jazz vocalists, small combos and swing music, and created an immutable body of work. Let the timeless sounds of Lady Day’s earliest sessions keep you dancing all night long and swing you into the new year! The Hot Five: Jeremy Bacon, piano and MD Patience Higgins, tenor sax Todd Londagin, […]
1st Annual Repeal Day Party! Monday, December 5th at 7pm $20 Hotel Chantelle 92 Ludlow St. Looking for a way to dance, hear amazing live hot jazz, drink great liquor and see a show? Buy tickets now for The 1st Annual Repeal Day Party! Celebrate the anniversary of the end of Prohibition at Hotel Chantelle with drinks, live jazz, burlesque and sideshow acts, vendors and more for only $20! Download the HOOCH app today and use invite code “repealday” to receive your first month for ONLY $1 and an e-mail with the code for a 45% discount on your ticket to the party! Burlesque and Side show from Pearls Daily Trick the Bastard Rosie 151 Clara Coquette Lewd Alfred Douglass hosted by Miss Art Deco Dandy Dillinger PLEASE NOTE: We encourage1930s/Prohibition-era dress to add to the ambiance. Click here for tickets.