Founder of Atlantic Starr and currently a member of the number one selling duo in the history of music, Hall of Famers, Daryl Hall and John Oates. Porter is also performing in two breakout projects of his own. The Evolution of Cabaret, a “bold and daring nightclub act for the modern world” and Symphony Rhythm & Blues, “the ultimate crossover”. Creator of the Evolution of Cabaret, which can be described as a bold and daring nightclub act for the modern world, Porter is a visionary and an invaluable talent. He also wow’s the crowds by bridging diverse traditions such as: Sacred & Secular, Juke Joint & Big City, African, European & Opera House in his work with a major philharmonic orchestra in Porter Carroll Jr.’s Symphony Rhythm and Blues. Porter’s breathtaking work can be heard and seen all around the world and we are glad to welcome him to our home. Our Director, Joey Berkley and his band, will rock the house with Porter Carroll for a night you don’t want to miss!
The Westchester Center for Jazz would like to Congratulate My Brother’s Keeper on 2 years of dedication and commitment to the youth of the City of Yonkers. We are thrilled to partner with Yonkers Public Schools and Yonkers MBK on the mission of giving back to the community through the arts. Join us and Joey Berkley on Thursday, September 27, 2018 for a night you don’t want to miss!
Riverfest is fast approaching! I hope that you are ready for an amazing time with us and array of talented performers. It’s going down Saturday, September 15th from 12pm-7pm in Downtown Yonkers Waterfront. We are proud to be one of many sponsors for this year’s Riverfest! Come down to the Westchester Stage between 12p and 6p and say hello!
Highlights from Yonkers Waterfront Live- Joey Berkley 07-27-18
Come hear the incredible voice of Shayna Steele as she spends an evening with us.
Schooled in jazz by her Godfather, self-taught and guided by her musician father and gospel by her choir director, the Grammy-nominated Michael McElroy, Steele began to develop her sound, blending new influences, from Ledisi to Rachelle Farrell, with her childhood icons Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and the Temptations. Her voice has remained high in demand with vocals on Hairspray (movie soundtrack), 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, Sex and the City 2, NBC’s Smash, 2008 Summer Olympic highlights on BBC, The Shanghai Restoration Project and HBO’s “The Sopranos”.
We are very excited to announce that we are adding an Introduction to Improvisation/Music Theory starting TODAY @ 4:00pm! Check out the message below from the owner of the Center, Liz Sander. For more information about course offerings and all other goings on at the Center visit the Course Schedule and Registration pages! Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook @ Westchester Center for Jazz & Contemporary Music and follow us on Instagram @jazzcenteryonkers.