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.
Michael Arenella Presents The Sweetheart Soiree Saturday, February 10th at 9pm Norwood 241 W. 14th St. NYC RETURN TO ROMANCE AT MICHAEL ARENELLA’S SWEETHEART SOIREE. For our Soirée’s eighth, amorous year, we have the pleasure of hosting at the only rendezvous befitting -NORWOOD. “A home for the curious,” the landmarked 1847 mansion is a private club. Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience this stylishly bohemian hideaway as our guest. Whether with an amour, wedded to one you adore, or hoping to meet the one you’re looking for, this promises to be an evening of enchantment and intrigue. Plush seating, room for dancing, decadent cocktails and an array of delectable hors d’oeuvres and sweets assure a most divine affair. A passionate programme of entertainment will be featured over four floors of this lavish Victorian manse: MICHAEL ARENELLA and sextet, your devoted host and beloved bandleader. Jazz royalty, QUEEN ESTHER and trio. Enjoy a dance lesson for both singles and doubles at 9:30pm with ever-dapper and adorable RODDY CARAVELLA. A checky portrait in our SWEETHEART KISSING BOOTH with your nibs. Cupid-approved cocktails, wine and beer are available for purchase at three unique bars. Complinetary gourmet hors d’ oeuvres and sweet treats will be served throughout the evening. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH DOORS AT 9PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM 9:30PM – 1AM ADMISSION: $95 ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 AND OVER FORMAL EVENING ATTIRE IS ENCOURAGED Tickets to this elegant event are quite limited and available only in advance at sweetheartsoiree2018.eventbrite.com So please don’t tarry, my darling.
Green Fairy at The Red Room Thursday, October 5th, 2017! Doors open at 9:30pm. Tasting at 10pm! Join us as we celebrate our monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an introduction on what makes absinthe so unique and mysterious. This month we will feature Mata Hari Absinthe Bohemian! Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe’s history and rituals. We’ll have special guests Queen Esther and Cassandra Rosebeetle! Live piano with Chris Johnson! Holly Honeypot will be at the door, Ms Zelma will be tending the absinthe pours, and Mr. Nelson Lugo spin hot tunes during the breaks! Tickets are available at http://greenfairyoctober2017.bpt.me/ Tickets and Dress Code Dress Code: Suit and tie, cocktail attire ($16 in advance, $20 at the Door. Suggested Attire: Vintage, evening wear, unmentionables or intimate attire ($11 in advance, $15 at the Door) Two drink minimum! The Red Room at KGB Bar 85 E 4th St New York
If you miss us at The Jazz Age Lawn Party, watch our live simulcast at The Kennedy Center! Queen Esther and The Hot Five at The Kennedy Center! Queen Esther Sings Vaudeville Blues Millennium Stage Saturday, June 18th at 6pm To watch the simulcast, click here. The Forever Gershwin After-party! 9:30pm – 11:30pm Both shows are free and open to the public! From the Kennedy Center website: Presented in conjunction with Jason Moran’s Forever Gershwin performance with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center MyTix program and Community Engagement department offer a FREE pre- and post-NSO show 1920s Hot Jazz dance party. Dance along as Queen Esther and her jazz collective The Hot Five pay homage to a bevy of classic blues singers, including Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, and Queen Victoria Spivey. Dance instructors will be on hand to lead the audience in dancing cheek-to-cheek in the Grand Foyer and under the willow trees on the River Terrace for a magical evening that will surely be a night to remember.