The PJ Fossum quintet will be playing original music blending elements of jazz, avant-garde and contemporary sounds. The quintet is made up of Fossum (Piano), Christian Cummings (Alto Saxophone), Sergio Tabanico (Tenor Saxophone), Belén López (Bass), and Tim Angulo (Drums+Cymbals).
Paul Jacob Michel Fossum is a Canadian Composer and Pianist currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. He is a recent alumni of the The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music and the Mount Royal College Jazz Program. Throughout his musical education he has studied under the tutelage of Reggie Workman, Ingrid Jensen, Mark Shim, and Sam Yahel.
Starting piano at the age of three, music has always been a constant in his life. He studied classical piano for 15 years before deciding to redirect his musical pursuits towards jazz. His path of informal education has been significantly more diverse side-manning in projects of jazz, avant-garde, creative music, blues, neo-soul, reggae, R&B and indie rock.
PJ Fossum - @fos_phorus
Sergio Tabanico - @_sergiotabanico
Christian Cummings - @sleepy.boiii
Belén López - @belodromo
Tim Angulo - @drummerboytim
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.
More information coming soon!
A graduate of the prestigious Jackie McLean Institute, saxophonist Alden Hellmuth has lead bands at venues and festivals all over New England and New York, including most notably the Hartford Jazz Festival, Infinity Music Hall, and a headlining show at the esteemed Sidedoor Jazz Club.
In 2015 she was selected to lead two performances as Hartford Jazz Society's "Rising Star" and in 2016 received the Dorothy Goodwin Scholarship for her creative performance and compositional work honoring women in jazz. She is honored to have shared the stage with a variety of incredible musicians including Louis Hayes, Jeremy Pelt, Jimmy Heath, Charles Tolliver, Donald Harrison, Dezron Douglas, Ehud Asherie, EJ Strickland, Steve Davis, and Nat Reeves.
Now a resident of Brooklyn, NY she regularly around the city as both a leader and sideman and has performed at venues like Minton's Playhouse, Korzo (Konceptions Music Series), WMC, Shapeshifter Lab, Tomi Jazz, Silvana, and Robert's Restaurant in Columbus Circle. Alden also hosts a regular jam session at Bushwick Public House. All performance dates, as well as more information about her projects, can be found on her website.
The night features two incredible bands lead by Milena Casado Fauquet and Alden Hellmuth. Milena begins with her trio at 10pm and Alden follows with her quartet at 11pm. You won't want to miss this amazing night of original music!
BLAKE OPPER STARTED PLAYING ALTO SAXOPHONE IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND. DECIDED THAT PLAYING SAXOPHONE WASN'T SUCH A BAD THING AFTER ALL. SPENT 4 YEARS AT HOUSTON'S HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS (WHERE ALL THE FAMOUS PEOPLE WENT). MADE A NAME ON THE HOUSTON JAZZ SCENE AND DID PRETTY MEDIOCRE IN SCHOOL. GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL IN 2014 AND HEADED TO NEW YORK TO STUDY AT THE NEW SCHOOL. STUDIED, PRACTICED, AND TRANSCRIBED ALL THE THINGS YOU DO TO AT A JAZZ SCHOOL. BEGAN COLLABORATING WITH ACTORS, DESIGNERS, AND COMEDIANS. SPENT WAY TOO MUCH TIME AND MONEY STUDYING IMPROV COMEDY AT THE UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE. CREATED AS MUCH CONTENT AS POSSIBLE, SOME MUSIC AND SOME NOT MUSI. WILL PREMIERE MUSIC WITH NEW QUARTET CALLED BLAKE OPPER’S COMMUNITY BREAKFAST.
Bassist/Composer Marlon Martinez brings the versatile Jazz Marlonius Quartet back to WMC for a night of original compositions and explorations on the bass. The music will include selections from his debut album Yours Truly, and a blend of jazz and classical styles.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Marlon Martinez is a young virtuoso bassist and composer emerging at the center of the resurgent LA and NYC jazz scenes. Marlon has demonstrated his virtuosity while touring with a wide range of artists, including Stewart Copeland, Quatuor Ebéne, and Mike Garson.
Discovered by Stanley Clarke, he has impressed legends such as George Duke, Burt Bacharach, Ellis Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, John Clayton and Ron Carter. Classically trained and a graduate of the Colburn Conservatory of Music, Marlon has performed with Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, the San Diego Symphony and more. He is a powerful performer and personality who captivates his audiences internationally.
Full bio at marlonmartinezmusic.com
Marlon Martinez- bass
Isaac Wilson- piano
Andrew DeNicola- saxophone/flute
JC Myska- drums