Williamsburg Music Center367 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
- Music every night:
- Age Restrictions:
- all ages
- cash bar and refreshments
Founded in 1981 by musician and composer, Gerry Eastman, the Williamsburg Music Center exists to foster the creation, performance, and appreciation of American classical music. It is Brooklyn's only black-owned and operated, non-profit, jazz institution, and the only one in New York City to offer classes and workshops in jazz history and performance.
The Williamsburg Music Center is home to the Williamsburg All Stars, its resident band, which performs on weekends and staffs the music education program. It is also the sponsor of the Contemporary Composers Orchestra, an on going music lab, whose mission is to further the development of aspiring jazz composers, and provide a forum for new jazz works to be polished and performed. In addition to its regular concert schedule, the Williamsburg Music Center welcomes guest artists and lecturers, and hosts a variety of enrichment activities, including bi-weekly jam sessions, spoken word, dance, and art exhibits.
The Williamsburg Music Center is a registered non-profit dedicated to musical instruction and quality arts programming in Brooklyn. There is a jazz jam session every Friday night at 9pm featuring the Gerry Eastman Quintet. Additional performances usually happen on Saturdays. Cover charge $10 all nights.