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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 >

Submit any missing shows, corrections or comments here:
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January 2014 18
February 2014 20
March 2014 4 22
April 2014 17 18
May 2014 3
August 2014 5 6 7
September 2014 27
October 2014 14 24 25

2014
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
1/18/2014Billy MartinWicked Knee, Front/Row Cube @ South Street Seaport, New York, NYOne Set Only: Congo March, Criss Cross, Les Bantous, Sugarfoot Stomp, Button To Button, Unknown, Muffaletta, El Ritmo, Remington 411; Encore: Ghumba Zumba92:45 92:45126819 t 126820 t s
2/20/2014John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, The Stone, New York, NY2 shows: John Medeski (organ, clavinet), Billy Martin (drums, percussion) & Will Bernard (guitar); special guest: Falu (vox - for 1 tune in early show)55:52u
3/4/2014Billy MartinBrooklyn Bowl Mardi Gras All Star Brass Band, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NYOne Set Only: Intro, Second Line To The Stage, Charlie Dozen, Snowball, Who Took The Happiness Out, Muffaletta, Blackbird Special, Tchfunkta, Satin Sheets, Sam Huff's Flying Ragin' Machine#*+, Let It Gogo#*+, Feel Like Funkin' It Up*, Buck It Like A Horse*+, Shmeeans Kuti*+; The Mardi Gras All Star Brass Band is Skerik (saxophone, MC), Billy Martin (drums), Adam Shmeeans Smirnoff (guitar), Joe Scatassa (tuba, sousaphone), Ryan Zoidis (saxes), Eric Bloom (trumpet) & Raymond Mason (trombone); # with Adam Deitch (drums) (no Billy); * with Erick Jesus Coomes (electric bass); + with Neal Evans (Hammond B3 organ)136:00 137:50 137:50127278 t 127334 t 127335 t LMA LMA s
3/22/2014John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, Utopia, Woodstock, NY
4/17/2014John Medeski & Billy MartinMedeski, Martin & Dunn, The Stone, New York, NYJohn Medeski (piano, organ), Trevor Dunn (bass) & Billy Martin (drums)
4/18/2014Billy MartinThe Stone, New York, NY
5/3/2014Billy MartinThe Stone, New York, NYEarly Show (trio):Billy Martin (drums), Roger Kleier (guitar) & Annie Gosfield (keyboards); Late Show (quartet): Billy Martin (drums), Roger Kleier (guitar), Chris Cochrane (guitar) & Annie Gosfield (keyboards)
8/5/2014Billy MartinWicked Knee, SPACE, Evanston, IL
8/6/2014Billy MartinWicked Knee, Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis, MN
8/7/2014Billy MartinWicked Knee, Jazz in the Park, Milwaukee, MN
9/27/2014John Medeski & Billy MartinStrange & Beautiful: A Celebration of the Music of John Lurie, the Lounge Lizards & Marvin Pontiac, The Town Hall, New York, NYEvan Lurie (piano, keys, emcee), Anton Fier (drums), Kenny Wolleson (drums, shekere), G.Calvin Weston (drums, spirit), Billy Martin (drums, percussion), John Medeski (piano, keys), Mauro Refosco (percussion), EJ Rodriguez (percussion), Cyro Baptista (percussion), Tony Garnier (bass), Tony Scherr (bass), Shanir Blumenkranz (bass), Flea (bass), Doug Wieselman (guitar, clarinet, sax, baritone sax), Jane Scarpantoni (cello), Jaime Scott (guitar), Todd Clouser (guitar, vox), Jesse Harris (guitar, vox), Bryan Carrott (vibraphone), Steven Bernstein (trumpets), Michael Blake (tenor saxophone), John Zorn (saxophone), Art Baron (trombone), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone), Marcus Rojas (tuba), Sofia Rei (vox), John Lurie ('Marvin Pontiac') (vox, harmonica, dissing of musicians), Jennifer Charles (b.vox), Saycon Sengbloh (b.vox), Christin A.Minor (b.vox), Leah Blesoff (b.vox), Erinn Ruth (b.vox), Jessica Faller (b.vox), Malaiyka Reid (b.vox), Kate Fenner (b.vox), Christelle Durandy (b.vox), Sofia Rei (b.vox)
10/14/2014Billy MartinSound Rhythm, Roulette, Brooklyn, NYBilly Martin (percussion), Chris Cochrane (guitar), Kato Hideki (bass), Kevin Bud Jones (synths, sampler), Jessica Lurie (saxophones) & Brian Chase (percussion, electronics)
10/24/2014Billy MartinWicked Knee, JazzFestival, Frankfurt, GermanyBilly Martin (drums), Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) & Marcus Rojas (tuba)
10/25/2014John Medeski & Billy MartinThe Road To Jajouka, JazzFestival, Frankfurt, GermanyBilly Martin (drums), Marc Ribot (guitar), Shahzad Ismaily (bass, electronics), DJ Logic (turntables), Falu (voice), John Medeski (organ, keyboards) & The Master Musicians Of Jajouka: Bachir Attar, Mustapha Attar & Abdellah Bokhzar (ghaita, lira, gimbre, percussion)

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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