A vocalist, songwriter, lyricist and nascent guitarist, Queen Esther signed a publishing deal with Bug Music in 2004 and released her Black Americana blues/rock album Talkin' Fishbowl Blues. Along with drummer/percussionist G. Calvin Weston and bassist Mark Peterson, she is a member of guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer's Black Rock Experience and has toured Europe frequently with Mr. Ulmer's various projects, including the original lineup of his seminal group Odyssey.
Queen Esther performs regularly with her quintet The Hot Five, a collective of jazz musicians that play intimate reconfigurations of rare all-American standards as well as original material. Performances include The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, New Year's Eve Eve, an annual event produced by The Salon, and the bi-annual Jazz Age Lawn Party, presented by Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra.
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