Warren Galea is a Maltese multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. In May 2019 he released his debut album - The Odyssey, featuring Warren on guitar, Andy McKee on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums. Past performances include The Blue Note Jazz Festival, Nublu 151, ShapeShifter Lab, the Jazz Educators Network Conference 2019 (JEN) , the Malta Jazz Festival and 'Les Sons d' Une Ile' Festival (Paris). In 2014 Warren was awarded first place in the Malta Jazz Contest. The following year he released an EP with F-Trio. Recently graduated from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, his biggest five influences are Mozart, Charlie Parker, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, and Jimi Hendrix.
Lineup: Warren Galea - Guitar
Torge Goderstad - Bass
Henry Mermer - Drums
In addition to performing with his band and welcoming all kinds of artists in his club week after week, WMC owner & founder Gerry Eastman is active on the New York music scene as a guitarist, bassist, composer, conductor, and bandleader. He is one of the few people still around who have toured the world with jazz icons such as Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, and Etta Jones.
Friday night! and every Friday at 10PM
Join us for Gerry Eastman and friends!
Come early to get good seats!
Featuring: Taru Alexander on Drums
Andrew Schwandt on Saxophone, Special Guests and Gerry Eastman!!
Come Join us for our Open Jam Sessions! Bring your horns, or if you are in the rhythm section, Bass, drum and piano are provided.
Andrew began playing drums at the age of 14. Starting with a rock background, Andrew was introduced to the world of jazz and improvised music and quickly fell in love. While attending high school in Princeton, New Jersey, Andrew had the opportunity to be a part of various musical programs. Throughout high school Andrew was a part of various prestigious programs such as New Jersey Regional and All-State Bands, The U-Arts All Star Band, The Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra and The Princeton Studio Band. In the fall of 2015, Andrew was able to travel to Spain with Studio Band and play at the Berklee Campus in Barcelona.
Since 2016 Andrew has been living in New York where he currently attends The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He has had the opportunity to study and perform with many amazing artists such as David Glasser, Craig Weinrib, Bob Mintzer, Chris Speed, Dan Weiss, Amir Siv, Joel Frahm, David Schnitter, Vic Juris etc. Working as a sideman, Andrew has had the opportunity to perform at many clubs and venues throughout the east coast such as Twin's Jazz Club (DC), Chris' Jazz Cafe (Philly), and many venues in New York such as Minton's Playhouse, Tomi Jazz, Shapeshifter Lab, Rue B and many more. Andrew recently had the honor of traveling to Switzerland on behalf of the New School to perform in the 2019 Bern Jazz Festival and even share the stage with the great Delfayo Marsalis.