Williamsburg Music Center

A Unique Black-Owned Jazz Club in Brooklyn, NY

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Visit a unique Brooklyn institution


Ever wondered how was Brooklyn in the golden era of jazz? Curious about New York musicians’ lifestyles and stories? Wish you could meet one? We've got you! Brooklyn jazz legend Gerry Eastman is the proud owner of the Williamsburg Music Center. His passion for music is so deep that he lives in his own jazz club. Yeah, you read it right!  

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Hear some of the world's finest musicians


There's so much talent in NYC! Visit us for a great live music experience and enjoy the comfort of our intimate setting. Located in a Brooklyn's leading cultural district, WMC is well-known for its cozy atmosphere as well as its excellent acoustics and lighting. We feature some of the world's best talents in jazz, blues, soul, folk, reggae, etc.

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Become one of our Patrons of the arts


WMC is Brooklyn's only black-owned and musician-run nonprofit jazz club supporting the arts since 1981. Our mission is to provide artists with a platform to express themselves freely and your visit can help us reach that goal. If you wish to do more, you can also join our Patron of the arts community by purchasing a membership card.

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Benny Rubin Jr.

Born in Flint, Michigan, Benny began studying music in Elementary School. In order to nurture his talent, his mother moved his family to Detroit where he attended and graduated from the Detroit School of Arts. Rubin Jr. got his start in the church playing gospel music, but upon attending DSA was immediately drawn to jazz with inspirations from Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Sonny Stitt. After graduating high school in 2017, Benny moved to New York on a jazz scholarship at The New School. 

Since moving to New York he has formed the Benny Rubin Jr. Quartet and obtained a year residency at the Sound Bite. Benny has already shared the stage with New York's finest musicians such as Danny Mixon, Antoinette Montague, Roy Hargrove and played at venues including Dizzy's, Blue Note, Jazz Loft, Harlem Jazz Museum. At 19, Benny is a true student and a young master of Jazz. 

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Featured Video

Here's Gerry Eastman & Friends playing Gerry's composition "Learn From Your Mistakes", with Taru Alexander on Drums, Greg Lewis on Organ, and Andrew Schwandt on sax.

Gerry performs with his group every Friday night at WMC!

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location & hours


We are located on the corner of Bedford Ave. and South 5th St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Nearby Subway Stops:

J or M: Marcy Ave Station

L: Bedford Ave Station

G: Metropolitan Ave Station

Williamsburg Music Center

367 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, US

(718) 384-1654


Some exceptions may apply. If you want to make sure we're open on a specific date, please see the calendar or contact us via phone or email Wmcgerry@gmail.com