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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:
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January 2013 8 17 19 20 25 26
February 2013 15 16 22 26 27 28
March 2013 1 2 3 10 12 14 23 26 28 30
April 2013 6 7 8 10 12
May 2013 17 19 23
June 2013 3 11 12 13 14 15 21
July 2013 13 14 15 18 22 23 24 26 27
August 2013 14 17 22 24
September 2013 7 27 29
October 2013 2 3 4 5 6 17 18 19 20 25
November 2013 24 29
December 2013 4 5 6 7 12

2013
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
1/8/2013John Medeski
Medeski, Deitch & Skerik, Jam Cruise 11, Zebra Bar, MSC Poesia, At Sea (Fort Lauderdale -> Turks and Caicos)One Set Only: Improv, Improv, Improv > Vivrant Thing > (with Nikki Glaspie), Fuck You Guys, Improv, Unknown#, Unknown#; # with Adam Smirnoff, Jeff Coffin, Ryan Zoidis, James Casey, Chris Littlefield & Eric Bloom84:58 84:58127144 t 127145 t s
1/17/2013John MedeskiTeatro Kennedy, Fasano, Italywith The Bumps
1/19/2013John MedeskiJazz Club Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
1/20/2013John MedeskiPiccolo Teatro, Catania, Italy
1/25/2013John MedeskiJohn Medeski with Bob Gullotti and Dave Zinno (The Swingin' Balls), FêTe, Providence, RISet 1: Keep It Real, I Have A Dream, Baubles Bangles & Beads, Witchita Lineman, Swingin' Balls Two; Set 2: Mojet, Nile > Akasha, Blues For Gwen, Man On A Bridge; Encore: Heaven On Earth130:24t
1/26/2013John MedeskiJohn Medeski with Bob Gullotti and Dave Zinno (The Swingin' Balls), FêTe, Providence, RISet 1: Evidence, I Have A Dream, Shank, Central Park West, Unknown; Set 2: Worms, Mitsuku, Unknown, Nile, Swingin' Balls Two133:01 133:01 135:27123614 t 123615 t t s
2/15/2013John MedeskiTisziji Munoz featuring John Medeski, The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
2/16/2013John MedeskiThe Soul Rebels with Special Guests, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY3 songs: I Wish*, 504*, Night People*; * with John Medeski22:20 22:20t t
2/22/2013John MedeskiBill Evans Soulgrass with John Medeski, The Blockley, Philadelphia, PA
2/26/2013John MedeskiBill Evans Soulgrass with John Medeski, Eric Krasno & John Popper, Blue Note, New York, NY2 shows
2/27/2013John MedeskiBill Evans Soulgrass with John Medeski, Eric Krasno & John Popper, Blue Note, New York, NY2 shows
2/28/2013John MedeskiBill Evans Soulgrass with John Medeski, Jake Cinninger & John Popper, Blue Note, New York, NY2 shows
3/1/2013John MedeskiBill Evans Soulgrass with John Medeski & Jake Cinninger, Blue Note, New York, NY2 shows
3/2/2013John MedeskiBill Evans Soulgrass with John Medeski & Special Guests, Blue Note, New York, NY2 shows
3/3/2013John MedeskiBill Evans Soulgrass with John Medeski & Special Guests, Blue Note, New York, NY2 shows
3/10/2013John MedeskiBenefit for Frack Action, Bearsville Theater, Bearsville, NY
3/12/2013John MedeskiSalle Pleyel, Paris, France
3/14/2013John Medeskiguest with Soulive, Brooklyn Bowl (Bowlive IV - Night 6), Brooklyn, NY7 songs: Set 2: Cannonball*+, Spark*+ > Povo*+^, Nubian Lady*+, Liquid*+, Nautilus*+%; Encore: Tuesday Night Squad*+; * with John Medeski - organ, fender rhodes & Bill Evans - saxes; + with Shady Horns: Ryan Zoidis - tenor/baritone sax/percussion, James Casey - tenor sax/flute/percussion, & Eric Bloom - trumpet/percussion; ^ with Natalie Cressman - trombone; % with Questlove - drums100:25 100:25126448 t t LMA LMA s
3/23/2013John MedeskiSymphony Space, New York, NYNew England Conservatory 'CI at 40' Anniversary Concert
3/26/2013John MedeskiPabellon de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexicowith Todd Clouser
3/28/2013John MedeskiSyriaccus, San Jose del Cabo, Mexicowith Todd Clouser
3/30/2013John MedeskiPlaza Mijares, Arts Day Out, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
4/6/2013John MedeskiJohn Zorn at 60, Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater, Minneapolis, MNProgram 1: Game Pieces - John Zorn's Cobra: No Setlist Available; with Marc Ribot (guitar), John Medeski (piano & Hammond B3 organ), Kenny Wollesen (vibraphones), Cyro Baptista (percussion), Joey Baron (drums) & others32:03t
4/6/2013John MedeskiJohn Zorn at 60, Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater, Minneapolis, MNProgram 3: New Projects - The Concealed & Nova Express: Persepolis, Passage To Essentuki, Towards Kafiristan, Chemical Garden, Back To Bokhara, The Dervish, A Portrait Of Moses Cordovero, Dead Fingers Talk, Visitation Of The Night Angels, Between Two Worlds; with John Medeski (piano), Kenny Wollesen (vibraphones), Joey Baron (drums), Greg Cohen (bass) & others65:17t
4/7/2013John MedeskiOld Town School of Folk Music, Maurer Hall, Chicago, ILSet 1: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, His Eye Is On The Sparrow; Set 2: Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are, Mi Curandera, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Luz Marina, Reverend McGleenis, Unknown117:05
4/8/2013John MedeskiShank Hall, Milwaukee, WISet 1: Out Of This World > Otis, Unknown; Set 2: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown111:40127106 t s
4/10/2013John MedeskiWinter Jazzfest, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
4/12/2013John MedeskiByrdcliffe Kleinert, Woodstock, NY
5/17/2013John MedeskiJohn Zorn at 60, Moers Festival, Moers, GermanySong Project: Dalquiel, Zapata Rail, The Book Of Shadows, Forbidden Tears, Osaka Bondage; Moonchild/Templars: Evocation Of Bapmomet, Murder Of The Magicians27:23t
5/19/2013John MedeskiFIMAV, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada'John Zorn at 60'
5/23/2013John MedeskiThe M & Ms, Winter Jazzfest, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NYSet 1: Here Comes The Preacher, Harder They Come, Smokin' At Tips, African Gumbo, Guilded Splinters > Bottle Up And Go*, Honeybee, Next To You; Set 2: Smacksie, Keep Happy, Gator Bait^, Paranoid^, Mary Jane^, I'm A Ram^ > How Many More Times^; Encore: Teacher^; * with Bobby Paltauf - guitar (13 year-old kid); ^ with Will Bernard - Guitar; John Medeski - organ/piano/keys, Papa Mali - guitar & vocals, Robert Mercurio - bass & Stanton Moore - drums150:27 150:27LMA LMA
6/3/2013John MedeskiCubano Bowl, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
6/11/2013John MedeskiTeatro Municipal Sucre, Quito, Ecuadorwith John Zorn
6/12/2013John MedeskiCentro Chimkowe, Santiago, Chilewith John Zorn
6/13/2013John MedeskiTeatro Univesidad de Concepcion, Concepcion, Chilewith John Zorn
6/14/2013John MedeskiTeatro Coliseo, Buenos Aires, Argentinawith John Zorn
6/15/2013John MedeskiTeatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitán, Bogota, Colombiawith John Zorn
6/21/2013John MedeskiClub d'Elf, Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MAEarly Show: Bass Beatbox, Wist, Jewel House, Zeed Al Maal, Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down, Instar, Dark Fish; Late Show: Scorpionic, As Above, Berber Song, Sand, Power Plant, Big Light In The Sky, Mogador, Shadow's Shift200:17 200:17 200:05 200:05LMA LMA LMA LMA
7/13/2013John MedeskiJohn Zorn - Song Project, North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, NetherlandsOne Set Only: Batman, Besos de Sangre, Tamalpais, Dalquiel, The Book Of Shadows, Forbidden Tears, Zapata Rail, Mountain View, Osaka Bondage, Towards Kafiristan, Of Wonder And Certainty51:15t
7/14/2013John MedeskiGhent Jazz Festival, Ghent, Belgiumwith John Zorn
7/15/2013John MedeskiJohn Zorn at 60, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, Congress Hall, Palace Of Science and Culture, Warsaw, PolandSong Project: Batman, Unknown, Tamalpais, Unknown, Towards Kafiristan, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Mountain View, Of Wonder And Certainty, Unknown; Templars - In Sacred Blood: Templi Secretum, Evocation Of Baphomet, Murder Of The Magicians, Prophetic Souls, Libera Me, A Second Sanctuary, Recordatio, Secret Ceremony115:31t
7/18/2013John MedeskiBohemia Jazz Festival, Brno, Czech Republic
7/22/2013John MedeskiPhil Lesh & Friends, The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NYSet 1: Tennessee Jed, Peggy-O, Althea, Pride Of Cucamonga, Candyman, Bertha; Set 2: The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) > Jam > Shakedown Street > Jam > Crazy Fingers > Unbroken Chain > Wharf Rat > Jam w/Dixie Chicken teases > Viola Lee Blues > Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad; Encore: Liberty178:08 182:50 182:40125225 t 125479 t 125450 t s
7/23/2013John MedeskiPhil Lesh & Friends, The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY
7/24/2013John Medeski
Phil Lesh & Friends, Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, PASet 1: Loose Lucy, Loser, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > Jam > Dire Wolf, Cosmic Charlie, Deal; Set 2: Scarlet Begonias > Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Eyes Of The World > The Wheel > Space > Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower; Encore: Not Fade Away183:49 183:54 179:17125445 t 125448 t 125366 t s
7/26/2013John Medeskiguest with John Scofield Uberjam, Gathering Of the Vibes, Green Stage, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT2 songs: Ideofunk, Unknown22:50 23:12125626 t t s
7/26/2013John Medeski

Phil Lesh & Friends, Gathering Of the Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CTSet 1: Scarlet Begonias > Just Like Tom Thumb Blues, Crazy Fingers > Friend Of The Devil, Deal, Uncle John's Band; Set 2: The Golden Road > Viola Lee Blues, St. Stephen > Unbroken Chain, Shakedown Street > Standing On The Moon > Going Down The Road Feeling Bad; Encore: Ripple187:15 183:04 186:29 184:50125478 t 125474 t 125467 t 125309 t s
7/27/2013John Medeski

Phil Lesh & Friends, Gathering Of the Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CTSet 1: Cumberland Blues, China Cat Sunflower > Cold Rain And Snow, Bird Song > All Along The Watchtower > I Know You Rider; Set 2: Alligator > New Speedway Boogie > He's Gone > Cryptical Envelopment > Dark Star > The Other One > Dark Star > Stella Blue, Not Fade Away; Encore: Box Of Rain; * with Bill Evans on sax for entire set 2 (on clarinet for He's Gone)179:37 184:07 183:45 179:02 181:41 183:20125571 t 125477 t 125475 t 125470 t 125473 t 125466 t s
8/14/2013John MedeskiTime in Jazz Festival, Berchidda, Italy
8/17/2013John MedeskiAnders Osborne with Special Guest John Medeski, Equifunk Festival, Equinunk, PAOne Set Only: Echoes of My Sins > Back On Dumaine > Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad > Had My Reasons > Me & Lola > Mind Of A Junkie, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, On The Road To Charlie Parker79:34 79:34LMA LMA
8/22/2013John MedeskiFestival Les Jardins Musicaux, Neuchatel, Switzerland
8/24/2013John MedeskiJazzfestival Saalfelden, Saalfelden, AustriaNo Setlist Available64:20 55:53126895 t 126896 t s
9/7/2013John MedeskiCité de la Musique, Paris, France'John Zorn Marathon-60th Birthday'
9/27/2013John MedeskiMiller Theater, New York, NY'Zorn at 60: Game Pieces'
9/29/2013John MedeskiJohn Zorn's The Song Project, Winter Jazzfest, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NYOne Set Only: Flying Blind (Batman), Basos De Sangre, The Wind In The Clouds (Tamalpais), Perfect Crime (Valkiel), Towards Kafiristan, La Flor del Barrio, Zapata Rail, La Despedida (Tears Of Morning), Burn (Osaka Bondage), Waiting For Christmas (Mountain View), The Man In The Blue Mask (Of Wonder And Certainty); Encore: Assassin's Bay (Dostoevsky); with Mike Patton, Jesse Harris, Sofia Rei, Marc Ribot, John Medeski, Trevor Dunn, Kenny Wollesen, Cyro Baptista & Joey Baron59:56t
9/29/2013John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Moonchild, Winter Jazzfest, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NYOne Set Only: Templi Secretum, Evocation Of Baphomet, Murder Of The Magicians, Prophetic Souls, Libera Me, A Second Sanctuary, Recordatio, Secret Ceremony; Encore: Unknown; with Mike Patton, John Medeski, Trevor Dunn & Joey Baron53:48t
10/2/2013John MedeskiVerein Jazz Fest Wein, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria'A Different Time'
10/3/2013John MedeskiTreibhaus Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
10/4/2013John MedeskiMusik-Kultur St. Johann, Sankt Johann, Austria
10/5/2013John MedeskiJazz Tibet Club, Olomouc, Czech Republic
10/6/2013John MedeskiJazzclub Tonne, Dresden, Germany
10/17/2013John MedeskiSFJazz Center, San Francisco, CA
10/18/2013John MedeskiKuumbwa, Santa Cruz, CA
10/19/2013John MedeskiKirkland Performance Center, Kirkland, WA
10/20/2013John MedeskiMission Theatre, Portland, OR
10/25/2013John Medeski & Billy MartinRoulette, Brooklyn, NYBilly Martin Birthday Celebration - A Collaborative Concerts
11/24/2013John MedeskiWinter Jazzfest, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY'Trombone For Lovers: A 78th Birthday Concert for Roswell Rudd'
11/29/2013John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Moonchild, Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, Bestia Festival, Mexico City, MexicoOne Set Only: Templi Secretum, Evocation Of Baphomet, Murder Of The Magicians, Prophetic Souls, Libera Me, A Second Sanctuary, Recordatio, Secret Ceremony; Encore: Improvisation; with Mike Patton, John Medeski, Trevor Dunn & Joey Baron56:45t
12/4/2013John MedeskiWorld Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
12/5/2013John MedeskiThe Barns at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA
12/6/2013John MedeskiArts Across Campus Legends Of Jazz Series, Syracuse, NY
12/7/2013John MedeskiMassry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NYOne Set Only: No Setlist Available113:54127107 t s
12/12/2013John MedeskiICA Theatre, Boston, MAOne Set Only: No Setlist Available105:44 105:44127108 t 127109 t s

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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