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Last updated May 22, 2017  11:56 EDT

This is a list of all known performances by John Medeski, Billy Martin & Chris Wood. Shows below that have a time listed or a link to a source on db.etree.org were recorded. If you have a copy of any show not included here or a show that's not marked with green in the calendar, please email Tom or fill in the details in the form below.

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In the rightmost column, click on the number links to see the etree source records, s to jump to the show description or t to find recent torrents. Shows that are downloadable from the Live Music Archive have 'LMA' links. At the present time, MMW doesn't allow their shows to be hosted on LMA, but a number of shows where they were part of another band or were a guest for a song or more, are hosted there. For a complete list, go to Solo gigs on Live Music Archive.

Ticket stubs, posters & photos from the shows that confirm the date & venue are included below -- Just click on the thumbnails in the Artist column. 204 ticket stubs, 391 posters, 21 photos added, so far... If you have any that aren't listed here, please email Tom. < mmw AT twilightsw DOT com >

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March 2011 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12
May 2011 6 13 19 21
June 2011 11 25 26 28
July 2011 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 31
August 2011 1 2 3 4 5 26
September 2011 11 16
October 2011 27 28 29
November 2011 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13

2011
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
3/2/2011MMWVilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek, COCelebrating MMW's 20th Anniversary
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All shows on this tour have the entire first set comprised of songs requested by fans, followed by a second set of all improvisation in the spirit of the Shack Party shows back in 1996.

Set 1: Shine It, Bass Solo > Sasa, Orbits, Ice > Coconut Boogaloo > Moti Mo, Bubblehouse; Set 2: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Drum Solo > Improv; Encore: Partido Alto
159:31112249 t s
3/3/2011MMWBelly Up, Aspen, COSet 1: Anonymous Skulls > Jelly Belly, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, First Time Long Time, Wiggly's Way, Organ Intro > I Wanna Ride You, Dracula, Organ Intro > Bubblehouse; Set 2: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Organ Solo > Improv > Bass'n'Drums > Improv > Third Stone From The Sun Improv > Improv; Encore Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus 129:26112272 t s
3/4/2011MMW
Boulder Theater, Boulder, COSet 1: Open Intro > Bubblehouse, Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho, The Lover > Start/Stop*, Orbits > Amber Gris, Bass Solo > Chubb Sub; Set 2: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Open Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv Intro > Night Marchers+; Encore: Uninvisible; * with album ending; + wacky and incomplete 126:59112283 t s
3/5/2011MMWOgden Theatre, Denver, COSet 1: Crosstown Traffic, Amber Gris, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Night Marchers > Uninvisible, Legalize It > Organ Intro > Bubblehouse; Set 2: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Drums/Bass Improv > Improv > Bass Solo > Improv > Drums'n'Bass > Improv > Drum Solo > New New Orleans*; Encore: Moti Mo; * wacky and incomplete 149:54112286 t s
3/7/2011MMWKnitting Factory Concert House, Boise, IDSet 1: Unknown, Macha; Set 2: All Improv; Encore: Wiggly's Way; not verifieds
3/8/2011MMWRoseland Theater, Portland, ORSet 1: Pakalolo > End Of The World Party, The Lover, Partido Alto, Dracula, Sequel, Shuck It Up; Set 2: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Bass Solo > Improv > Improv > Improv > Crosstown Traffic; Encore: Bubblehouse120:18 119:12 119:16 120:18112298 t 112299 t 112300 t 112303 t s
3/9/2011MMWThe Independent, San Francisco, CASet 1: Macha, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps) > Bass Solo > Rise Up > Disrobe, Night Marchers, Organ Intro > Bubblehouse; Set 2: Improv# > Improv# > Improv# > Improv# > Improv# > Improv > Bass Solo > Chubb Sub; Encore: Legalize It; # with Ralph Carney & Cornelius Boots on wind instruments150:59112314 t s
3/10/2011MMWThe Independent, San Francisco, CASet 1: Big Time > Bubblehouse, The Lover > Where's Sly? > Bass Solo > Latin Shuffle > Bass Solo > I Wanna Ride You; Set 2: Improv# > Improv# > Improv#, Improv# > Improv# > Improv# > Improv# > Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself#, Fuck You Guys#; Encore: Amber Gris; # with Ralph Carney & Cornelius Boots on wind instruments147:49 147:02112315 t 112705 t s
3/11/2011MMWEl Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CASet 1: Sugar Craft > End Of The World Party > Bass Solo > Mami Gato, Strance Of The Spirit Red Gator > Chubb Sub, Just Like I Pictured It, Bubblehouse; Set 2: Improv# > Improv# > Improv# > Open Improv# > Improv# > Dracula# > Improv > Crosstown Traffic#*; Encore: Fuck You Guys; # with Cornelius Boots, Kyle Gass, John King, and another member of Edmund Welles; * with Tony Beliveau on clavinet126:35 125:53112348 t 112349 t s
3/12/2011MMWHouse Of Blues, San Diego, CASet 1: I Wanna Ride You, Beeah, Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself, Partido Alto, Everyday People, Anonymous Skulls > New Planet; Set 2: Improv > Layla Improv > Improv, Open Improv# > Improv# > No Medeski Improv#* > Improv#, Bus Driver Improv+; Encore: Bubblehouse; # with Cornelius Boots; * without Medeski; + with Moe Jackson132:18 130:54 132:50112363 t 112365 t 112400 t s
5/6/2011MMWTri-C JazzFest, Cleveland, OH# with guest appearance by Will Bernard
5/13/2011MMWEvergreen State College, Olympia, WA
5/19/2011MMWWNYC Soundcheck with John Schaefer, The Greene Space, New York, NYOne Set Only: Interview, Tutrusa'i, Interview, Down On Me, Interview, Pappy Check 27:31113720 s
5/21/2011MMWThe Hangout Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, AL
6/11/2011MMWCentral Park Summerstage, New York, NYOne Set Only: Big Time > Open Improv > Amish Pintxos > Junkyard, Tutrusa'i > Down On Me, Partido Alto, Night Marchers; Encore: Chubb Sub75:10 75:10114380 t 114554 t s
6/25/2011MMWRio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival, Costa Azul Stage, Rio das Ostras, Brazilwith Bill Evans
6/26/2011MMWRio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival, Tartaruga Stage, Rio das Ostras, Brazilwith Bill Evans
6/28/2011MMWBourbon Street Music Club, Sao Paulo, Brazilwith Bill Evans
7/6/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Islands Brygge, Jazz By The Sea, Copenhagen, Denmark
7/7/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Barbican Centre, London, EnglandOne Set Only: Dipshot*, Junkyard, Dixie Hop*, Cool Eddie*, Tit For Tat*; * Soulbop tune67:40116897 t s
7/8/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, North Sea Jazz Festival, Congo Stage, Rotterdam, NetherlandsOne Set Only: "Unknown Soulbop"* (with Bass'n'Drums/Bass), Clav Intro > Tit for Tat* (with Drum Solo), Junkyard+, Dixie Hop*, Bass Solo > Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself^, Cool Eddie*; * Soulbop tune; + MMW tune; ^ medley -- part of MMW's repertoire; Bill Evans (alto & soprano sax) & Randy Brecker (trumpet)45:41t s
7/9/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, International Istanbul Jazz Festival, Camialti Tersanesi, Istanbul, Turkey
7/10/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Gent Jazz Festival, Gent, Belgium
7/11/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Burg Wilhelmstein, Wurselen, Germany
7/12/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Verein Jazz Fest Wein, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
7/14/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Pori Jazz Festival, Kirjurinluoto Concert Park LP Tent, Pori, Finland
7/15/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Milano Jazzin' Festival, Arena Civica, Milan, Italy
7/16/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Jazz An Der Donau, Straubing, Germany
7/17/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Monforte d'Alba Jazz Festival, Monforte d'Alba, Italy
7/18/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Bayerischer Hof Jazz Festival, Night Club Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich, Germany
7/19/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Verucchio Jazz Festival, Verucchio, Italy
7/20/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Almunecar Jazz Festival, Almunecar, Spain
7/22/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Pontevedra Jazz & Blues Festival, Lugar Praza da Ferraria, Pontevedra, Spain
7/23/2011MMWRandy Brecker/Bill Evans: Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, San Sebastian Jazz Festival, Lugar Plaza de la Trinidad, San Sebastian, SpainOne Set Only: Dixie Hop, Tit For Tat, Junkyard*, Dipshot, Cool Eddie; Encore: Blue Pepper; * with Melodica & Trumpet Intro & with Melodica & Alto Sax Duel79:07 78:40t u u s
7/31/2011MMWCamp MMW, Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY
8/1/2011MMWCamp MMW, Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY
8/2/2011MMWCamp MMW, Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY
8/3/2011MMWCamp MMW, Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY
8/4/2011MMWCamp MMW, Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY
8/5/2011MMWCamp MMW, Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY
8/5/2011MMWAugust Residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MMW with Master Musician Of Jajouka and John Scofield, New York, NYOne Set Only: Improv# > Improv#, Improv# > Improv#, Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing*, Hanuman*, Down the Tubes* > Drum Solo > Down the Tubes/Unknown tune?*+ > Guitar Solo* > A Go Go*, Little Walter Rides Again*; Encore: Amazing Grace*; # with Bachir Attar (Master Musician Of Jajouka) (ancient horn); * with John Scofield (guitar); + might be a continuation of the Down the Tubes improvisation or the track might be an unknown tune103:21115773 t s
8/26/2011MMWAugust Residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art, DJ Logic / MMW with Cyro Baptista, New York, NYDuets: DJ Logic & Billy Martin Improv > DJ Logic & John Medeski Improv > DJ Logic & Chris Wood Improv, DJ Logic & Cyro Baptista Improv; MMW with DJ Logic & Cyro Baptista: Sugar Craft > Improv > Improv > Drums/Percussion Improv > Church Of Logic > Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho Improv > Improv > Back & Forth, No Ke Ano Ahi Ahi, Partido Alto, Bubblehouse95:31115868 t t u s
9/11/2011MMWGrande Halle de la Villette, Paris, FranceOne Set Only: Walk Back > Junkyard, Big Time > Reliquary, Bass Solo > Padrecito > Down On Me, Amber Gris, Wonton; Encore: Bubblehouse#; # with Steven Bernstein on slide trumpet86:56 86:57t
9/16/2011MMWHarvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Fredericton, New Brunswick, CanadaOne Set Only: Big Time, Just Like I Pictured It, Jelly Belly, Junkyard, Walk Back, Note Bleu > Night Marchers, Crosstown Traffic; Encore: Bass Solo > Chubb Sub84:57116071 t t s
10/27/2011MMW9:30 Club, Washington, DCwith Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
10/28/2011MMWElectric Factory, Philadelphia, PAwith Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
10/29/2011MMWTerminal 5, New York, NYSet 1: Jelly Belly > Night Marchers, Psychedelic Sally, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Chubb Sub, Bubblehouse; Set 2: Open Improv > Uninvisible > Retirement Song > Mother Talker Tick Tock Tick#, Unknown*, Dracula, Egbe Mi O (Carry Me I Want To Die) > Uninvisible (Reprise); Encore: Indictment+; Set 1 = ALL requests, Set 2 = with Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra; # Antibalas song; * presumably an Antibalas tune; + with "The Final Countdown" jam128:26117042 t s
11/2/2011MMWThe Abbey Bar, Harrisburg, PA
11/3/2011MMWMr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh, PASet 1: Just Like I Pictured It, Amber Gris, Night Marchers, Where's Sly? > Bass Solo > Chubb Sub, Dracula > Bubblehouse; Set 2: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Drum Solo > Improv; Encore: Crosstown Traffic; Set 1 = ALL Requests; Set 2 = Shack Party (i.e. ALL Improv)136:10 136:10116920 t 116922 t s
11/4/2011MMWPark West, Chicago, ILSet 1: Shack > Pappy Check > Dracula, I Wanna Ride You, Toy Dancing, Bubblehouse; Set 2: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Drum Outro, Moanin', Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Drum Outro; Encore: Night Marchers; Set 1 = ALL Requests; Set 2 = Shack Party (i.e. ALL Improv)135:19 135:47 135:47 134:38 135:12116915 t 116939 t 116940 t t 117032 t 117184 t s
11/5/2011MMWFirst Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
11/6/2011MMWThe Majestic Theatre, Madison, WISet 1: Uninvisible > Henduck, Coconut Boogaloo, Amber Gris, Walk Back > Whiney Bitches, Bubblehouse; Set 2: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Drum Solo, Heaven On Earth > Hey Joe; Encore: Fuck You Guys; Set 1 = ALL Requests; Set 2 = Shack Party (i.e. ALL Improv)135:57 133:48 133:48116955 t 116969 t 116973 t s
11/8/2011MMWZiggy's, Winston-Salem, NC
11/9/2011MMWThe Orange Peel, Asheville, NCSet 1: End Of The World Party, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Hermeto's Daydream, Syeeda's Song Flute, We Are Rolling > Spy Kiss > Bass Solo > Chubb Sub; Set 2: Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Improv > Blue Pepper, Uninvisible; Encore: Moti Mo; Set 1 = ALL Requests; Set 2 = Shack Party (i.e. MOSTLY Improv)148:57 148:57117029 t 117761 t s
11/10/2011MMWVariety Playhouse, Atlanta, GASet 1: The Lover > We're So Happy, Acht O'Clock Rock, We Are Rolling, Last Chance to Dance Trance (Perhaps), Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing; Set 2: Feelin' Good#, Improv > Improv > Improv > Heaven On Earth > Drums/Percussion > Sequel, Everyday People; Encore: Fuck You Guys; # with Col. Bruce Hampton on vocals; Set 1 = ALL Requests; Set 2 = Shack Party (i.e. MOSTLY Improv); Scrapomatic opened for MMW132:03 132:40 132:40 132:40 132:40117025 t 117035 t 117036 t 117043 t 117044 t s
11/11/2011MMW

Bear Creek Music & Art Festival, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Purple Hat Stage, Live Oak, FLOne Set Only: We Are Rolling > Pappy Check > Just Like I Pictured It, Where's the Music#, Think > Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps)*+, Uninvisible+ > Baby Goats+, Night Marchers+ > Heaven On Earth+; # with Pee Wee Ellis (sax); * with Johnny Vidacovich (drums) & Stanton Moore (percussion) [join in middle of LCTDT(P)]; + with Will Bernard (guitar) [joins near end of LCTDT(P)]86:47 86:20117241 t 117620 t s
11/12/2011MMW


Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Bear Creek Music & Art Festival, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Big IV Amphitheatre Stage, Live Oak, FLOne Set Only: A Go Go, Down The Tubes > Hanuman, Little Walter Rides Again, Drum Intro > Miles Behind, Julia, In Case The World Changes Its Mind#, Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing*, Hottentot > Guitar Outro; # with Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar); * with Johnny Vidacovich (drums)90:04 94:45 90:07117243 t 120148 t 127276 t s
11/13/2011MMWCulture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FLs

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These pages were created and are maintained by Tom Luhrs. I have no affiliation with MMW other than being a huge fan. Thanks again to MMW for allowing their music to be taped and shared by us all. Thanks also to duggy, moniker, Bill Mulvey (mmwarchives) and RLBayers for various setlist corrections. And, additional thanks go to Drew, Mike, Will, Duffy, Scott, Jamie, Robert, Pat, Derek, David, Mark, Jason and Lance for the ticket stubs & posters. The information listed here is for personal use only and may not be distributed in any manner without written permission. ©Tom Luhrs, 2007-2017