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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Featured artist of the month :

Simona Minns

Simona Minns is a Lithuanian-born jazz vocalist, composer and zitherist based in New York City. She is regularly performing locally in New York jazz venues with her quartet, as well as touring in different parts of the world, such as Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Simona's style is known for its unique theatrical flavor, genre-bending, and virtuosic vocal scat improvisation. 'My Urban Spells' is a musical controversy between tribal roots, zither sounds, and chants incorporated into urban musical styles such as jazz and rock.

Her latest album, “A Hunger Artist," blends haunting vocals with elements of Lithuanian folk, jazz and even musical theater to convey the narrative of Franz Kafka's short story by the same title.

Classically trained on Lithuanian zither, Simona earned her BA in jazz vocals at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater. Shortly after receiving the European Touring Scholarship, she moved to the United States to study at Berklee College of Music where she majored in Contemporary Composition and Production. 

Lear more at: www.simonaminns.com

Check out the latest review of her February, 2019 tour in New Zealand

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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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


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


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