Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Queen Esther Marrow
Here's To Life: A Musical Celebration

Discovered at 22 by Duke Ellington, the legendary Queen Esther Marrow (her real name) presents her solo show "Here's to Life." Queen is pleased to be joined by the Tammy Hall Trio, with Aneesa Strings on bass, Ruth Price on drums, and her musical director and colleague Tammy Hall on piano. Don't miss this intimate and upbeat show and a joyful return home from a performer who has become a Legend throughout Europe

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA

$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188

"She can belt, she can coo, she can wail, she can Lament- - sometimes in the same song, articulating each lyric with authority and feeling. She is phenomenal!" –The Washington post

"Towering Dignity, strength and musical intelligence" –Ben Brantley, New York Times

Montreal Jazz Festival:
"Marrow's voice brings divine feeling to the jazz-fest Blowout. She also brings something intangible to the Proceedings....it is know as charisma." –THE GAZETTE, MONTREAL

"Just as soon as Queen Esther Marrow's awe inspiring voice is heard, an electrifying passion takes hold of the audience."

"Spiritually uplifting, yet full of fun-- She is Uniquely herself!" –THE LONDON VOICE

Queen Esther Marrow's career began when as a shy 22 year old girl she was discovered by the great Duke Ellington. He recognized that this young lady from Newport News, Virginia was gifted with an extraordinary voice, and she soon began a musical journey that would take her around the World. It was a journey that would ultimately Include working with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and other civil rights leaders, 3 US presidents, The Pope and countless celebrities and world leaders.

Queen's early career was spent with Ellington, Harry Belafonte, and others laying a foundation for The opportunities that would soon follow – Broadway, film, concerts, and television. She has shared the stage with Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, her idol Lena Horne, Mahalia Jackson, and many, many others.

Her lifetime goal has been to inspire people with her music and she has spent recent years traveling as co-creator and star of the world's most successful inspirational show, which bares her name. She became a legend playing in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, France, and the U.K., but still the hunger to bring her message of hope home has never left her.

In this exciting chapter she intends to bring her successful show to a broader audience, record and write so that the new generation of young people can benefit from her vision, experience and love. She is thrilled to be joined in this endeavor by her friend Tammy Hall and her trio.

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