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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 jalpproduction@gmail.com 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 […]

Queen Esther and The Hot Five at The Jazz Age Lawn Party Saturday, August 15th Governor’s Island  11am – 5pm For more info, click here. The Hot Five: Seneca Black, trumpet Jesse Gelber, piano Charles Goold, drums Noah Jackson, double bass Alvin Walker, trombone See you on the Island! ______________________________________________________________ We invite you to toast the passage of Summer with us and celebrate 10 years of the Jazz Age Lawn Party. With less than two weeks to go, tickets are going fast, but there is still a chance to be part of the fun if you’ve been on the fence! BULLETIN! – We’ve reconfigured our layout, optimizing shady areas under trees just for picnic blankets! Browse our newly expanded Vintage and Artisan village, including: Carole Amper/Toucan Hats Goorin Bros Wildfell Hall Vintage Grumpy Angel Designs The Original Prohibition Clothing Company Dave’s Vintage Zelda Magazine Dora Marra for Headdress NY Noble Savage Vintage Mary Jane Lane Dazzle Me! Art Deco Society of New York Penumbra Enjoy our new and improved enclave of eats; “TASTY TOWN”; featuring*: Café Dreamland and Lounge – (available to “Bee’s Knees” and “Bonnie and Clyde” package holders) Coco & Co – Fresh, young coconuts!!! Daly Pies – including: Chocolate Guinness, Honey Custard, Salty Lime, Spiced Plum, & Caramel Peach pies by the slice, and a Pie/Sundae Collaboration w/ Ice and Vice – (available to VIP ticket-holders only ) Empanada Lady – A taste of old Havana! – Vegetarian, Chicken, and Beef Empanadas Empire Biscuits – Savory and Sweet Southern-Style Biscuit Sandwiches Fire Belly BBQ – The Orient comes to Governors Island! – Korean Barbecue Tacos, […]

Queen Esther and The Hot Five will grace the stage at The Salon’s 7th annual New Year’s Eve Eve extravaganza on December 30th — the party before the “party” — at The DL in the Lower East Side.  The tradition continues with a spectacular lineup of 50 performers, including 6 bands, on 3 floors. NYEE is our biggest party of the year; last years sold out a week in advance; advance tickets recommended! Some say New Year’s Eve is amateur night; that’s ’cause all the dames and dapper gents know the real party is the night before – at THE SALON – what we like to call NEW YEAR’S EVE EVE. PLEASE NOTE: This event will sell out. Use “pianostore” for a 10% discount on general admission tickets when purchased online. Online ticket sales close on Tuesday at 1pm. ** Advance tickets & info avail at http://www.thesalon.biz/ — Music by — * George Gee Swing Orchestra – w/John Dokes & Hilary Gardner * Jason Prover & Sneak Thievery Orchestra * Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. (Sit & Die Co) * Queen Esther & The Hot Five * Scrub Board Serenaders * The Ladybugs – wMartina DaSilva and Kate Davis plus SPECIAL GUESTS sitting in with the bands Adrien Chevalier – guest violinist (from Avalon) Tatiana Eva-Marie – guest vocalist (from Avalon) Svetlana Shmulyian – guest vocalist (fron the Delancey Five) * Dj VaVa Voon – on the 3rd floor spinning swing & lindy * DJ Ryan Swift – on the 3rd floor (late night) […]

Join Queen Esther and her quintet The Hot Five for an evening of swing dancing — outdoors on the plaza of the Brooklyn Public Library. (Dance lesson starts at 6:30pm.) WHEN: Wednesday July 16th at 7pm WHERE: On the plaza of The Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza (at Flatbush Avenue and Grand Army Plaza) (212) 230-2198 FYI: In case of rain,  the performance will happen on July 17th at 7pm. THE LINE UP: Jeremy Bacon, pianist and MD J. Walter Hawkes, trombone and uke Patience HIggins, tenor sax Hilliard Greene, bass Warren Smith, drums ————————–——- Queen Esther and The Hot Five are featured in The Salon’s annual New Year’s Eve Eve fete as well as seasonal events produced by Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra (specializing in jazz from the 1920s). Queen Esther wrote and co-starred in The Billie Holiday Project — a musical based on newly discovered short stories by Zora Neale Hurston, augmented by Ms. Holiday’s rare sides — at The Apollo Theater’s Music Café in April 2012, a project that she continues to develop. ————————–——— About this organization — Brooklyn Public Library: This library system–the fifth largest in the country–serves more than six million people each year. The famous Central Library, whose building resembles an open book, is the main reference center and the core of a borough-wide system with 58 branches in as many neighborhoods.

Queen Esther and The Hot Five — “live” and online! Queen Esther and The Hot Five gave a stellar performance last week at The Kennedy Center — featuring selections from her (in utero) musical The Billie Holiday Project.  Thanks to the magic of the internet, you can now watch it online. To view their entire set, please click here.