Williamsburg Music Center

A Unique Black-Owned Jazz Club in Brooklyn, NY

welcome to wmc!

Visit a unique Brooklyn institution

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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

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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

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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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FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Jonathan Michel

Born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut Jonathan Michel is a bassist, composer and arranger of Haitian descent. Based in New York City, Michel is an eclectic artist known for his work as a producer and arranger, as well as performances all over the world. Some associated acts include Billy Paul, Laurin Talese, Soul Science Lab, Dominick Farinacci, Etienne Charles and Orrin Evans. 


Based in New York City, (after a formative stint in Philadelphia in the 2000s) Michel released his debut album “MDR” on Imani Records in December 2018. L' Ouverture is a collective of musicians with a familial, social or artistic connection to Haïti, celebrating its rich music and culture along with that of the African Diaspora. Curated by Jonathan Michel, L' Ouverture's name refers to both the leader of the Haïtian Revolution, Toussaint L'Ouverture, and the word's literal meaning (The Opening). 


Implying "an opening for those outside the culture to experience the music and stories of the Haïtian people...and to inspire those who are from the ‘motherland’ but are physically away to keep Haïti in their hearts, minds and actions.”   

     --Sharonne Cohen, Afropop Worldwide

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upcoming events

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Featured Video

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. 


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🔊 JOB ALERT! 🔊

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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.


Duties Include:

  • Cleaning before and after events 
  • Bar-backing
  • Running errands
  • Social media management
  • Setting up the sound system


Flexible schedule and transportation will be covered!  

Please send your Resume & Cover Letter to: wmcgerry@gmail.com

location & hours

Directions

We are located on the corner of Bedford Ave. and South 5th St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at a walking distance from M & J (Marcy Av Station), L (Bedford Av Station), and G (Metropolitan Av Station) trains.

Williamsburg Music Center

367 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, US

(718) 384-1654

Hours

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