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Jenae and Friends Comedy

Friday, February 21⋅7:30 – 9:30pm

Jenae is a New York based stand-up comedian, writer, producer and advertising consultant. She tried stand up in 2006 during a talent show at her after school program. She let those knock knock jokes go (thank God) and 13 years later she decided to take a class at Caroline's Comedy Club in the summer of 2018. Ever since then she's been gracing stages all over New York City and other states too. 


In 2019, she founded Color Coated Comedy, a company dedicated to elevating the brands of black and brown creatives. She also produces a quarterly show for her current employer, Publicist NY that has been successful in help driving employee morale and company culture.


IG: @thatssojenae

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An Evening of Original Music FT. Vocalist Rogiers

February 21, 2020, 10:00pm –12:30am

In addition to performing with his band and welcoming all kinds of artists in his club. This week will feature the vocal stylings of Rogiers, who will be performing original compositions and music. Full orchestra with trumpet, tenor sax, guitar, organ, and vocals.


 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.


Featuring: Taru Alexander on Drums 
Andrew Schwandt on Saxophone, Special Guest Rogiers and Gerry Eastman!! 


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Matthew R. Smith Trio

Saturday, February 22- 10:00pm – 11:00pm

Description:

Matthew R. Smith Trio Matthew R. Smith – Bass/Composition John Sheehy – Piano Eric Ficarra - Drums 


Matthew R. Smith is a bassist, composer and educator based out of New Jersey. He studied at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he earned his bachelors and masters degrees in jazz performance and studied with some of the cities top jazz musicians. For over a decade, he has performed professionally with a variety of musicians and ensembles throughout the tristate area in venues ranging from restaurants and clubs, to festivals and concert halls. As an avid composer of multiple styles ranging from jazz to electronic, he is continuously evolving and experimenting in his compositions with a mixture of grooves, textures and atmospheres. 

He formed the trio in early 2018 with pianist John Sheehy and drummer Eric Ficarra. The trio recorded their debut album Vernal Equinox, which was released in the spring of 2019 and is available on all major digital platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play. The music is a fresh and personal approach to the classic jazz trio configuration and pushes the limits of the genre with exciting and intriguing compositions with top level musicianship. After the release of the album, they subsequently performed all over New Jersey and made a successful NYC debut in August. They are excited to be performing at the Williamsburg Music Center and invite you to come out on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 with 2 sets starting at 10pm. 

Come out to hear this fresh and exciting jazz trio that is sure to make you wanting more. 

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 2 sets starting at 10pm.

Matthew R. Smith - Bass/Composition  https://www.instagram.com/bassistash/
John Sheehy - Piano https://www.instagram.com/johnsheehy1/
Eric Ficarra - Drums https://www.instagram.com/centraljerseydrums/

Album: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/matthewrsmithtrio/vernal-equinox

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHCzy9ircfJvVtM9YaxInUA

EPK: https://m24smith.wixsite.com/mrstepk

Website: www.matthewrsmithmusic.com

Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/matthewrsmithtrio/

https://twitter.com/MRSTjazz

https://www.facebook.com/MRSTjazz/

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Gerry Eastman and Carlton Holmes with Special Guest

Saturday, February 22- 11:00pm – 1:00am

Carlton Holmes is a pianist of exceptional talent, musicality, and creativity. His sensitivity and inventiveness has allowed him to be one of the most sought after musicians in the New York area. An increasing number of students seek him out because of his knowledge and experience.


Born in Michigan, raised in Seattle, Washington, and Albuquerque,New Mexico, Carlton’s musical training began at the age of eight. After studying trumpet, then drums, Carlton picked up piano at age eleven. By the age of fifteen, Carlton was playing professionally. He also won several best soloist awards in the All State jazz band competitions during his youth. Carlton Holmes’ career in New York began after he completed his Masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music. He found himself playing diversified gigs, and soon became known as one of the ‘Young Lions’, playing with drum great Charli Persip for six years and for almost twenty years with Master drummer Michael Carvin.


Along with extensive studio work Carlton also composed and performed for a number of film and television productions as well as Broadway. In addition to leading his own bands, Carlton’s performing and recording credit includes work with Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Garrett, Branford Marsalis, Max Roach, Stevie Wonder, Diane Reeves, Regina Belle, Donald Bryd, Terumasa Hino, Cindy Blackman, Carlos Garnett , Ronny Jordan and many others. Carlton is also an active educator of piano, music theory and keyboards for all levels of students. He maintains correspondence with students from around the world.