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Last updated October 5, 2017  09:04 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. 205 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 >

Submit any missing shows, corrections or comments here:
1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

January 2012 5 6 20 21
February 2012 16
March 2012 18
April 2012 11 12
May 2012 12 17 18 30
June 2012 2 3 8 9 14 16 17 19 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30
July 2012 6 7 8 10 11 21
October 2012 27 28 29 30 31
November 2012 1 2 16 18 29 30
December 2012 1 2

2012
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
1/5/2012John MedeskiMedeski, Deitch & Skerik, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NYOne Set Only: Improv > Improv > Silk, A Love Supreme > Improv > Improv (inc. Simon Says by Pharoahe Monch) > Improv77:29 77:26 76:03127188 t 127189 t 118323 t v s
1/6/2012John MedeskiWinter Jazzfest, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
1/20/2012John MedeskiJohn Medeski with Bob Gullotti and Dave Zinno (The Swingin' Balls), FêTe, Providence, RIOne Set Only: Lots of Improv > Mojet > Improv > Heaven On Earth > Improv104:51Soundcloud
1/21/2012John MedeskiLily Pad, Cambridge, MANo Setlist Available106:58120450 t u s
2/16/2012John MedeskiAuktyon with John Medeski & Marc Ribot, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
3/18/2012John MedeskiClub d'Elf, The Falcon, Marlboro, NYSet 1: Sand > Ecstatic Cling > End Of Firpo* > Life Of The Mind* > Berber Song*; Set 2: Unknown* >Unknown* > Kalimba Jam* > Big Light In Sky*, Shadow's Shift*; Soundcheck: The Tingler; * with Bill Evans (tenor sax)156:14 156:14t t s
4/11/2012John MedeskiBill Evans Soulgrass Special Edition, Blue Note, New York, NY2 shows; Bill Evans, John Medeski, Ryan Cavanaugh, Josh Dion, Etienne Mbappe & Mitch Stein
4/12/2012John MedeskiBill Evans Soulgrass Special Edition, Blue Note, New York, NY2 shows; Bill Evans, John Medeski, Randy Brecker, Ryan Cavanaugh, Josh Dion, Etienne Mbappe & Mitch Stein
5/12/2012John Medeski
High Meadow Performing Arts Center, Stone Ridge, NY
5/17/2012John MedeskiNova Express, Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), Victoriaville, Quebec, CanadaJoey Baron, Trevor Dunn, John Medeski, Kenny Wollesen & John Zorn
5/18/2012John MedeskiThe Concealed, Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), Victoriaville, Quebec, CanadaJoey Baron, Trevor Dunn, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, John Medeski, Kenny Wollesen & John Zorn
5/30/2012John Medeskiguest with Galactic, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY6 songs: Blue Pepper*, Little Walter, Boe Money, Little Miss Lover+, What Is Success+, Heart Of Steal+; * with Kevin Harris (tenor sax); + with Corey Glover (vocals)43:25 43:25t t
6/2/2012John MedeskiThe Word, Mountain Jam Festival, Hunter, NYOne Set Only: You Haven't Done Nothin', Without God, At The Cross > Chocolate Cowboy, I Shall Not Be Moved, New Word Order, Band Intros > Jam, Joyful Sounds, Organ Intro > Blood On That Rock, Waiting On My Wings > Washboard Jam*, I'll Fly Away; * with Cody on washboard, Luther & Robert on drums78:15 78:15 77:41 77:41 77:52 77:48 76:25120479 t 120480 t 120534 t 120536 t 127185 t 127186 t 127187 t s
6/3/2012John MedeskiThe Word, The Binghamton Big Splash, Recreation Park, Binghamton, NY
6/8/2012John MedeskiThe Word, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Other Tent, Manchester, TNOne Set Only: "Can Opener" > Without God, Call Him By His Name, Untitled > At The Cross, Chocolate Cowboy, You Haven't Done Nothin' > Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning > Blood On That Rock, New Word Order > Unknown Jam, Joyful Sounds, Waiting On My Wings* > I'll Fly Away; * with Cody on washboard94:22121032 t s
6/9/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TNOne Set Only: Vuelta Abajo, There Comes A Time, unidentified instrumental, Coming Back Home, Where, Vashkar, An t-Eilan Muileach, Wild Life, Politician; Cindy Blackman Santana (drums/vocals), Jack Bruce (bass/vocals), John Medeski (keyboards) & Vernon Reid (guitar)67:47t
6/14/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PACindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
6/16/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, CAOne Set Only: Vuelta Abajo, There Comes A Time, Coming Back Home, Where, Vashkar, Improvisation > An t-Eilan Muileach, Drum Solo, Wild Life, One Word/Politician, Sunshine Of Your Love; Cindy Blackman Santana (drums/vocals), Jack Bruce (bass/vocals), John Medeski (keyboards) & Vernon Reid (guitar)100:57t
6/17/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CACindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
6/19/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Aladdin Theater, Portland, ORCindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
6/21/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Seattle, WACindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
6/22/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Seattle, WACindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
6/23/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Seattle, WACindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
6/24/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Seattle, WACindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
6/25/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaOne Set Only: Vuelta Abajo, There Comes A Time, Coming Back Home, Where, Vashkar, An t-Eilan Muileach, Wild Life, One Word, Politician; Cindy Blackman Santana (drums/vocals), Jack Bruce (bass/vocals), John Medeski (keyboards) & Vernon Reid (guitar)96:26t
6/27/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaCindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
6/28/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Montreal Jazz Festival, Montréal, Quebec, CanadaCindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
6/29/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, BB King's Blues Club, New York, NYCindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
6/30/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Howard Theatre, Washington, DCCindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
7/6/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, NetherlandsCindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
7/7/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, SwitzerlandPartial(?) Show: Vuelta Abajo, Where, Politician*, Emergency*; Cindy Blackman Santana (drums, vocals), Jack Bruce (bass, vocals), John Medeski (keyboards) & Vernon Reid (guitar); * with John McLaughlin on guitar45:52t
7/8/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Umbria Jazz Festival, Arena Santa Giuliana, Perugia, ItalyOne Set Only: Vuelta Abajo, There Comes A Time, Coming Back Home, Where, Vashkar, An t-Eilan Muileach, Wild Life, Sunshine Of Your Love; Cindy Blackman Santana (drums/vocals), Jack Bruce (bass/vocals), John Medeski (keyboards) & Vernon Reid (guitar)76:09t
7/10/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Verein Jazz Fest Wein, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, AustriaOne Set Only: Vuelta Abajo, There Comes A Time, Coming Back Home, Where, An t-Eilan Muileach, Sunshine Of Your Love; Encore: One Word; Cindy Blackman Santana (drums/vocals), Jack Bruce (bass/vocals), John Medeski (keyboards) & Vernon Reid (guitar)95:10 95:09 58:16t t t
7/11/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Verein Jazz Fest Wein, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, AustriaOne Set Only: Unknown, Vuelta Abajo, There Comes A Time, Coming Back Home, Where, Vashkar, An t-Eilan Muileach, Wild Life, Politician; Encore: Sunshine Of Your Love; Cindy Blackman Santana (drums/vocals), Jack Bruce (bass/vocals), John Medeski (keyboards) & Vernon Reid (guitar)110:10 27:37t t
7/21/2012John MedeskiSpectrum Road, Molde Jazz Festival, Molde, NorwayCindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski & Vernon Reid
10/27/2012John MedeskiMuziekcentrum Track / Concertstudio, Kortrijk, Belgium
10/28/2012John MedeskiMoods im Schiffbau, Zurich, Switzerland
10/29/2012John MedeskiPanic Jazz Club, Marostica, Italy
10/30/2012John MedeskiTreibhaus Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
10/31/2012John MedeskiHighway 61- Jazz & Blues Club, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
11/1/2012John MedeskiKoncertni sin Bohuslava Martinu, Trutnov, Czech Republic
11/2/2012John MedeskiVIP Club, Zagreb, Croatia
11/16/2012John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Club Helsinki, Hudson, NYNo Setlist Available156:34LMA
11/18/2012John MedeskiGould Theater, Legion Of Honor, San Francisco, CA
11/29/2012John MedeskiPick-Staiger Hall, Evanston, ILSet 1: Crystal Mountain Sonata: Movement 1: Machu Picchu > Crystal Mountain Sonata: Movement 2: Unknown > Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Luz Marina, Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are; Set 2: Reverend McGleenis, Out Of This World, Unknown, Mi Curandera, Unknown, Wiggly's Way122:25
11/30/2012John MedeskiPhil Lesh & Friends, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CASet 1: Jam > Alligator > Deal, Mississippi Half-Step > Built To Last, She Said She Said, Chinatown Shuffle, Midnight Hour; Set 2: Shakedown Street > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Crossroads > Just A Little Light, Eyes Of The World > In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed > Eyes Of The World > Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain; Encore: And It Stoned Me; with Warren Haynes, John Scofield, John Medeski & Joe Russo176:59
12/1/2012John MedeskiPhil Lesh & Friends, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CASet 1: Jam > Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys > Crazy Fingers > Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys, Might As Well, King Solomon's Marbles, Good Times, Bad Times (It's A Sin), Loose Lucy, Cold Rain & Snow; Set 2: Jam > Wharf Rat > The Other One > All Along The Watchtower > Unbroken Chain, Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Eyesight To The Blind > Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower; Encore: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues; with Warren Haynes, John Scofield, John Medeski & Joe Russo217:28
12/2/2012John MedeskiPhil Lesh & Friends, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CASet 1: Jam > Dear Mr. Fantasy > Here Comes Sunshine > Amazing Grace, Blue Sky, Ramble On Rose > Sunshine Of Your Love > Cosmic Charlie; Set 2: Hallelujah > Bird Song > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider > Dark Star > While My Guitar Gently Weeps > Dark Star, Not Fade Away > Lovelight > NFA; Encore: Stella Blue; with Warren Haynes, John Scofield, John Medeski & Joe Russo235:34s

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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, Lance and Matt 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