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!
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.
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.
Much can be said about Rogiérs (pronounced Ro-ghe-ay); the longtime singer- songwriter-producer first introduced to audiences on Platinum Pied Pipers’ hit single “50 Ways to leave your lover” (Triple P, Ubiquity Records-2005). Some recall his critically acclaimed debut Life & Music: All of It. (FMG, 2008) rendering its creative promise of “sweet desire” (Okayplayer) in the singles “Feel It Now”, “Hollywood Story,” and tracks by award winning co-producers Dré Bowman, Robert Glasper and the enigmatic Bilal.
Rogiérs studied with legendary Jazz-master Ellis Marsalis, was a special guest with the award-winning Eastern High School Choir (DC), accepted into the Duke Ellington School of Music for piano, received a scholarship from the American Guild of Organists and by the end of high-school earned a scholarship to study voice at Berklee College of Music (Boston). There he studied voice and performance with Broadway legend and Tony-award winner Vivian Reed, launched a solo career and earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Business & Management.
Initially launched in Boston he relocated to Brooklyn, NYC in 2000 to advance his career and worked a songwriter/hook singer for Hip-Hop and R&B producers under Sean “PDiddy” Combs, Tommy Mattola, Will.I.AM and others. Rogiérs eventually signed two production deals and was “shopped” to majors before eventually breaking free as an independent artist, never looking back.
Check out "Lover's Rock" featuring Rogiérs, live in Barcelona
Check out the Gerry Eastman quintet playing Coltrane's 'Mr. P.C.', featuring Gerry Eastman on guitar, Taru Alexander on drums, Joe Ford on saxophone, and Carlton Holmes on piano.
We are seeking a driven and focused intern to work at Williamsburg Music Center! Must be friendly, hardworking , highly motivated and have knowledge of working at a club/lounge setting. Appreciation of live music (jazz), and basic knowledge of audio/visual engineering are a plus.
Flexible schedule and transportation will be covered!
Please send your Resume & Cover Letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
367 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, US
Copyright © 2019 Williamsburg Music Center - All Rights Reserved. Artists featured on this website: vocalist Tendayi Kuumba, guitarist/bassist/owner Gerry Eastman, saxophonist Aaron Burnett, trumpetist Peter Evans, and bassist Nicholas Jozwiack.