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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Newsletter

Featured artists of the month :

Young, Gifted and Black

Young, Gifted, and Black (YGNB) Performers

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

upcoming events

No upcoming events.

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