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Queen Diva
Friday, September 22, 2017 9:30 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
  • $25 Menu Minimum
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  • Ticket Price: $24.00 - $435.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: R&B
  • Restrictions: $25 Menu Minimum
Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute Starring Queen Diva
Exceptional, Outstanding, Melodic and Beautiful are just some of the words often used to describe Queen Diva whose gift of song is sure to bring you to tears. She’s often been called “A Singer’s Singer” and she loves sharing her gift of music to inspire, encourage and shower love upon all who hear her voice! She is a recent inductee into Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, Lambda Zeta Chapter as a “Distinguished Member” at her alma mater Prairie View A&M University and an Integrity Beauty Women of Excellence Lifetime Ambassador  where her platform is Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention. She is an Advocate for both the NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness and AFSP-American Foundation of Suicide Prevention as well as NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray’s Thrive Mental Health Awareness Initiative where she is certified in  Mental Health First Aid in New York City. She is honored to be a part of various NYC entertainment presentations such as  2017 Ashley Stewart Harlem Flagship Store Friends & Family Days and Sip & Shop In-store Modeling/Vocal Performance, 2016 Juneteenth NYC, MAC Awards Best Show Nominee 2016 Metropolitan Room 24 Hr. Marathon Extravaganza, Catherine Schuller’s Runway The Real Way Fashion Show, 2015-2014 Healthfirst Health & Wellness Expo Summer Series Hosted by WBLS 107.5 FM Dr. Bob Lee. She was a NYC’s #1 Jazz Magazine Hot House Magazine & #1 Cabaret Venue Metropolitan Room NYC Jazz Fans Decision 2013 Best Female Vocalist Nominee and is ready for her time to shine resplendently!

“She can SING….She can REALLY SING!”~Norman Connors, Producer/Songwriter, Produced “Betcha By Golly Wow” by Phyllis Hyman
“On behalf of the New York Blues and Jazz Society, Inc., I commend Queen Diva, Soul Divas Night Out Presents and Divine Voices Media for producing the show in support of the advancement of Blues and Jazz music.” ~Robert “Bob” Putignano, President of the NY Blues and Jazz Society, Inc.
Your voice? Wonderful! Wonderful! Good! Wonderful! You definitely enjoy what you are doing! Wonderful!" ~Cabaret/Jazz Legend Marilyn Maye
"When Queen Diva grabs the microphone and starts to belt out a tune, our jaws drop and stay that way until the end of the song.  Not only is she one of the most talented individuals we've come across, she's truly a good soul and we love working with her." ~Bernie Furshpan, Managing Partner of the Metropolitan Room
"You sound wonderful. You do my cousin well. You have an awesome idea for your tribute show. I'm glad that Phyllis' music will transcend generations and at the same time bring hope to people suffering with mental illness. ~Vanessa (Hyman) Farley  Phyllis Hyman's cousin
Born in (Jamaica) Queens, New York with a Caribbean and French ancestry yet raised in Houston, Texas Queen Diva’s five octave range voice was classically trained in Prairie View, Texas where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts in Voice with a Minor in Fashion Merchandising & Design at Prairie View A&M University, a part of the Texas A&M University system. She furthered her studies in Music Business-Composition at Rice University Susan M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. She is a member of ASCAP as a writer and publisher, NY Blues and Jazz Society, National Association for Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment and a member of The Recording Academy (Grammy’s). 
Queen Diva’s voice has been compared to having the look and voice very similar to the Legendary Songstress Phyllis Hyman for many years.  She came up with the idea 12 years ago while listening to Phyllis Hyman’s “As You Are” with Pharoah Sanders to perform a musical tribute to Phyllis Hyman and discuss her favorite songs recorded and performed by her as well as history about Phyllis Hyman and her mental illness that ultimately led her to end her life in 1995. This tribute called “Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute” is a celebration of Phyllis Hyman’s music and also closure for many of her “Phans” as they are affectionately called worldwide to understand the pain she was going through with Bipolar Disease all of her life.
“I want to share Phyllis Hyman’s music and love for her fans as well as to give hope and closure to “Phans” who are still mourning her death over 20 years later with uncertainty on why she chose to leave this life the way that she did.” ~Queen Diva
The 60 minute tribute begins with Phyllis Hyman’s days with Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Ladies Medley-A Train, It Don’t Mean A Thing, In A Sentimental Mood”to her pivotal vocal performance in Spike Lee’s “School Daze” singing “Be One”  to her recording career beginning with Norman Connors singing “Betcha By Golly Wow” to  her favorite songs “What You Won’t Do For Love,” to “Old Friend” a song she would dedicate to her numerous dear friends who died of AIDS in the 1980’s and early 1990’s to. 
Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute is sure to make you smile, laugh, cry and hold on to your heart in wonderful memories of a magnificent vocalist who could sing Jazz, Pop, Soul, R&B, Broadway and Anthems! I was so honored to debut “Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute Off-Broadway July 6, 2013 at the #1 NYC Jazz and Cabaret Restaurant/Bar The Metropolitan Room. 
New York, New York is where she calls home sweet home with her beautiful daughter, Gabrielle NaShanti, who is a sophomore at University of Rochester studying Film Media Studies.
To book Queen Diva for interviews, live performances or this tribute show contact Divine Voices Media at 718-669-6958 or
"Thank you and good luck!"~Stacia Weaver, Public Relations & Marketing Manager for Mental Health Association of New York City
"Thank you Queen Diva for thinking of AFSP…Good luck with your event!~Maria Idoni, Area Director-Hudson Valley & Westchester Chapters American Foundation for Suicide Prevention