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Queen Esther is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, librettist, playwright, actor and recording artist. Queen Esther grew up as the middle child and the only daughter in the semi-rural environs of the Deep South with six brothers, a four-octave range and an IQ that set her firmly in the gifted program for English and creative writing as a five year old. While attending a prestigious performing arts high school in Atlanta GA, she thrived in citywide productions (Bernstein’s MASS with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) the Governor’s Honors Program (Drama), and competed for and won several scholarships in theater via ARTS Recognition and Talent Search (sponsored by the National Foundation for the Arts)

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Queen Esther: Sings Jazz & Black Americana

Read "Queen Esther: Sings Jazz & Black Americana" reviewed by James Nadal


The multifarious talents which are the essence of extraordinary vocalist Queen Esther's identity, encompass the complete spectrum of music from rural southern blues and inner city jazz, to her innovative version of Black Americana. Born and raised in the Deep South, she was a prodigious child whose creativity was recognized early in life. After a successful ...

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Article: Album Review

JC Hopkins Biggish Band: Meet Me At Minton's

Read "Meet Me At Minton's" reviewed by James Nadal


In a direct shout out to the famous Harlem nightclub, and evoking the golden age of jazz orchestras, Meet Me At Minton's by the JC Hopkins Biggish Band is a polished throwback to the era when premier vocalists fronted illustrious big bands, while dancers flooded the floor. With a rotating lineup of eight singers, backed by ...

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Article: Album Review

Swingadelic: Toussaintville

Read "Toussaintville" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


It's tempting to say that the great Allen Toussaint is a musical phoenix who rose out of the ashes of a Katrina-ravaged New Orleans, but that's not really true. Toussaint wasn't reborn when his city was in ruins; people just started to wake up and take notice of him again in the wake of that tragedy. ...

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Article: Live From New York

James Blood Ulmer, Hot Club Of Cowtown & David Lindley

Read "James Blood Ulmer, Hot Club Of Cowtown & David Lindley" reviewed by Martin Longley


James Blood Ulmer & The Memphis Blood Blues Band Jazz Standard March 27, 2011 For a blues combo that doesn't possess a particularly powerful presence on the mainstream blues circuit, James Blood Ulmer certainly took his Memphis Blood Blues Band to the music's furthest limits and highest levels, both ...

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News: Award / Grant

Jazzmobile Vocal Competition 2008; Queen Esther Takes the Night!

Jazzmobile Vocal Competition 2008; Queen Esther Takes the Night!

2008 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition Harlem's River Room was packed with onlookers, excited to see the results of the final round of the 2008 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition. Every seat was reserved, the bar was full and even outside, many fans had taken a drink and accented to watching the performances through the large open windows. The prestigious ...


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