My artistic mission: To make the art that I want to see in the world.
Queen Esther is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her work as a vocalist, lyricist, songwriter and actor/solo performer and playwright has led to creative collaborations in neo-vaudeville, alternative theater, various alt-rock configurations, (neo) swing bands, trip hop DJs, spoken word performances, jazz combos, jam bands, various blues configurations, original Off Broadway plays and musicals, experimental music/art noise and performance art.
As an AUDELCO award-nominated actor and the Grand Prize winner of the 2008 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, Queen Esther continues to follow her creative impetus – writing, performing, exploring creative partnerships and self-releasing original music.
My most recent work: Two sold out shows at the Apollo Music Cafe in the Apollo Theater of “The Billie Holiday Project” – newly discovered Zora Neal Hurston short stories about Harlem life augmented by jazz siren Billie Holiday’s rare sides, both from the 1930s.