Yonkers Riverfest 2018!!!

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

Just in case you missed us Downtown…here are some highlights from that GREAT night!

A big THANK YOU to the Yonkers Downtown/WaterfrontBID for all the continued support…Looking forward to what’s to come!

Downtown w/ The Joey Berkley Band

TODAY @ the Yonkers Downtown/Waterfront BID : The Joey Berkley Band!

Prepare yourselves for the sounds of Jazz from Joey Berkley Music with Gary Deinstadt, Andy Abel, Chris Parker and Morrie Loudon. You DO NOT want to miss it!

A big thank you to the Yonkers Downtown/Waterfront BID and their sponsors for having us!

Be sure to stop by our table for more information about what we do! Like us on Facebook @westchesterjazzcenter and follow us on Instagram @jazzcenteryonkers

2nd Friday Summer Jazz Series w/ Shayna Steele

Tickets still available! You don’t want to miss out. Come and see the phenomenal Shayna Steele this Friday, performing alongside Joey Berkley, Andy Abel, Gary Deinstadt, and Nori Naraoka.


Use promo code YOHO and you’ll get $10 off!

2nd Friday Summer Jazz Series Continues

Shayna Steele 07/13/18

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”.

Check out her website: Shayna Steele

Tickets available online NOW! Click Here

New Course Offering Starting TODAY!

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.


Yonkers Riverfest 2017 Highlights

Thank You to everyone who came out to support the Center at this year’s Yonkers Riverfest. For those who missed it, here are some highlights!

New Classes Starting Thursday, January 12th, 2017

I am very excited to announce that in addition to the Senior Ensemble (which is predominantly high school/college students), we are now starting a Middle School Jazz Ensemble as well as a Young People’s program.  These programs will meet weekly under the direction of Joey Berkley.

I expect the Young People’s program to be appropriate for 4th-6th graders and the Middle School Jazz Ensemble for 6th-9th graders.  6th graders placement would depend on the ability.

There is no charge in January.

Yonkers Residents get a 30% discount.

Tuition for the Young People’s Program is $75 per month/ $50 for Yonkers; Jazz Ensemble is $145 per month/ $100 for Yonkers.


A description of these programs is as follows:

6:00PM-7:00PM: Young People’s Program- For young muscicians just starting out or with little band experience.  All instruments welcome.  Program includes ensemble reading, introduction to improvisation, music theory, and music history.

7:00PM-8:30PM: Jazz Ensemble B*- Students in Jazz Ensemble B usually have one to three years of playing experience, and may not have prior experience playing in ensembles.  Ability to read notes and basic knowledge of key signatures, scales, etc.  Typically students have been in middle school and early high school.

We look forward to you joining us!

Please Join Us for Fall Open House Sunday 7 – 8 pm – Nov 6th and Nov 13th

Please Join Us for Fall Open House Sunday  78 pm – Nov 6th and Nov 13th

We are hosting an Open House November 6th and 13th from 7-8! Check out our location in YOHO and meet our director. Bring your instrument if you feel like jumping in with our jazz ensemble, or sit back and enjoy the music. Students, teachers, and parents are all welcome.

For more information, call Liz – 203-252-7466

Come jam with us. We hope to see you there!