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.
Young, Gifted and Black (YGNB) is a month-long concert series featuring emerging artists of the Black American Music community. Curated by Jonathan Michel, its goal is to share and explore a complete cultural experience while bridging the gap between Black Creatives and local audiences.
Our series will begin with Detroit native, Endea Owens, recipient for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2019 Emerging Artist Award. Endea will bring her project ‘The Cookout’ to YGNB on April 4th. The 11th will bring the host of ‘Singer Meets Saxophonist’, Christopher McBride. McBride will bring his project ‘The Whole Proof’ and they will be holding it down! Composer, arranger, and educator, Willerm Delisfort, is one of New York’s most in demand pianists, his group ‘The Willerm Delisfort Project’ will play April 18th. The series with end on April 25th, with 2019 Lakou Nou Artist in Residence and YGNB curator, Jonathan Michel as he presents his 80’s Born, 90’s Bred project!
Each night will include sets from DJ Salenta the Selecta. Salenta is the co-owner of The PUSH, an event production company for artists on the rise. Hugely inspired by her surroundings and known for her eclectic taste, the Los Angeles native will bring her unique and worthwhile sets to the YGNB stage.
Learn More About The Artists:
April 4th | Endea Owens
April 11th | Christopher McBride
April 18th | Willerm Delisfort
April 25th | Jonathan Michel
All Shows | DJ Salenta the Selecta
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
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.
367 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, US