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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 2014 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
February 2014 11 18 19 20 21 22 23 28
March 2014 11 13 14 19 22
April 2014 16 17 18 19 20 26 27 28
May 2014 1 9 10 15
August 2014 20 21 22 23 24 25
September 2014 5 6 27
October 2014 15 16 25

2014
Date Artist Venue Setlist Time Links
1/23/2014John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Jazz At The Bistro, St. Louis, MO2 shows
1/24/2014John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Jazz At The Bistro, St. Louis, MO2 shows
1/25/2014John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Jazz At The Bistro, St. Louis, MO2 shows
1/26/2014John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Murry's, Columbia, MO
1/27/2014John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Jazz At The Bistro, St. Louis, MO2 shows; Rescheduled from 1/22/2014, when flights were cancelled due to bad weather
1/28/2014John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, The Side Door, Old Lyme, CTOne Set Only: Gathering Call > Pumpkins Delight, Barack Obama, You Dirty Dog, Raga, Hope (For The Cause), Celibate Oriole, Get Over, Get Off And Get On97:45t
1/29/2014John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA2 shows
1/30/2014John MedeskiMatt Wilson Quartet plus John Medeski, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, New York, NY
2/11/2014John MedeskiThe Word, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NYSet 1: You Haven't Done Nothin' > Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning > Jam > Joyful Sounds, Jam/Unknown, When I See The Blood, Waiting On My Wings (with "Washboard Jam"); Set 2: You Brought The Sunshine, Fillmore Shuffle, Glory Glory (with vocals), Jam/Unknown, Chocolate Cowboy, Call Him By His Name, Without God, The Highest, Heaven On Earth, Untitled, I'll Fly Away, Jam/Unknown180:23 182:50 182:50 182:50 182:50 182:22127061 t 127063 t 127064 t 127065 t 127066 t 127160 t s
2/18/2014John MedeskiJohn Medeski, Thomas Workman & Mike Rivard, The Stone, New York, NYJohn Medeski (piano, melodica, shruti box), Thomas Workman (various instruments - bamboo flute, didgeridoo, seashell horns, tuba, percussion, et al), Mike Rivard (upright bass, sintir, bass kalimba), Brahim Fribgane (oud, cajon, conga, vox), Matt Kilmer (acoustic & electronic percussion)
2/19/2014John MedeskiRedCred, The Stone, New York, NY2 shows: John Medeski (organ), Ben Perowsky (drums) & Chris Speed (reeds)
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
2/21/2014John MedeskiDin, The Stone, New York, NY2 shows: John Medeski (organ, clavinet), Marc Ribot (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass) & G.Calvin Weston (drums, trumpet)65:23u
2/22/2014John MedeskiCreating Silence!, The Stone, New York, NY2 shows: John Medeski (piano), Tisziji Munoz (guitar), Don Pate (bass) & Tony Falco (drums)
2/23/2014John MedeskiDarkwave (DRKWAV), The Stone, New York, NY2 shows: John Medeski (organ, clavinet), Adam Deitch (drums, percussion) & Skerik (saxophone, efx)64:05u
2/28/2014John MedeskiBlue Note, New York, NYwith Bill Evans; 2 shows
3/11/2014John MedeskiAdelaide Festival, Adelaide, AustraliaJohn Zorn's 'Masada Marathon'
3/13/2014John MedeskiAdelaide Festival, Adelaide, AustraliaJohn Zorn's 'Cobra'
3/14/2014John MedeskiMoonchild, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, AustraliaOne Set Only: Templi Secretum, Evocation Of Baphomet, Murder Of The Magicians, Prophetic Souls, Libera Me, A Second Sanctuary, Recordatio, Secret Ceremony; "John Zorn at 60: Templars-In Sacred Blood"47:40t
3/19/2014John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Masada Book Three: The Book Beriah, The Town Hall, New York, NY
3/22/2014John Medeski & Billy MartinMago, Utopia, Woodstock, NY
4/16/2014John MedeskiJohn Zorn's Nova Express, The Stone, New York, NYKenny Wollesen (vibes), John Medeski (piano), Trevor Dunn (bass) & Joey Baron (drums)
4/17/2014John Medeski & Billy MartinMedeski, Martin & Dunn, The Stone, New York, NYJohn Medeski (piano, organ), Trevor Dunn (bass) & Billy Martin (drums)
4/18/2014John MedeskiPhil Lesh & Friends, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NVSet 1: Alabama Getaway > New Speedway Boogie > Althea, Bertha, Fennario, Hit The Road Jack > He's Gone > Jam > Fire On The Mountain; Set 2: The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) > Viola Lee Blues >Jam> Viloa > Jam> Viola, Playin In The Band > Jam > Uncle John's Band > The Wheel > Not Phaede Away > Shakedown Street > Playin' In The Band; Encore: Donor Rap, Deal185:47 185:47128306 t 128305 t s
4/19/2014John MedeskiPhil Lesh & Friends, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NVSet 1: Truckin' > Half-Step Mississippi Uptown Toodeloo > Loose Lucy, Doin' That Rag, Good Lovin > I Don't Need No Doctor > Tumbling Dice > Loose Lucy; Set 2: Scarlet Begonias > St. Stephen > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Slipknot!/Jam* > Samson And Delilah*, Sweet Jane* > Turn On Your Love Light; Encore: Donor Rap, Don't Keep Me Wondering, Ripple; * with Ross James (guitar) & Jackie Greene (keys)184:33 186:50 186:50t 128303 t 128302 t s
4/20/2014John MedeskiPhil Lesh & Friends, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NVSet 1: Mason's Children > Jack Straw, Loser Sa, The Shape I'm In*, Big River*, So Many Roads, Cumberland Blues; Set 2: Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower, Casey Jones, Dark Star > Unbroken Chain > Dark Star > Standing On The Moon, New Minglewood Blues*, Going Down The Road Feelin' Bad > And We Bid You Goodnight; Encore: Donor Rap, Brokedown Palace; * with Ross James (guitar,vocals) & J. Greene (keys)190:11 190:11128297 t 128301 t s
4/26/2014John MedeskiThe M & Ms, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LAJohn Medeski (organ/piano/keys), Papa Mali (guitar & vocals), Robert Mercurio (bass) & Stanton Moore (drums)
4/26/2014John MedeskiWill Bernard's Blue Plate Review, Little Gem Saloon, New Orleans, LAWill Bernard (guitar), John Medeski (keyboards), Eric Kalb (drums) & Kirk Joseph (sousaphone)
4/27/2014John MedeskiThe Word, Joy Theater, New Orleans, LASet 1: Without God, "Crossroads Groove", I Shall Not Be Moved, Chocolate Cowboy, You Haven't Done Nothin' > Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning, Joyful Sounds, "Call and Response"; Set 2: New Word Order, You Brought The Sunshine, "Stop/Start Spiritual" > Shout in C, Glory Glory (with vocals) > Early In The Moanin' Time > "Washboard Jam" > Big Chief Like Plenty of Fire Water (with vocals) > Fillmore Shuffle, The Highest, "Somebody Get It" > Don't Worry, Be Happy, Waiting On My Wings; Encore: I'll Fly Away > Jam > "Sunshine Of Your Love Ending"189:53t
4/28/2014John MedeskiDarkwave (DRKWAV), Maison, New Orleans2 shows: John Medeski, Skerik, Adam Deitch plus YOJIMBO
5/1/2014John MedeskiThe Word, The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NYOne Set Only: You Haven't Done Nothin' > Jam/Unknown, Blood On That Rock Intro > Joyful Sounds, Blood On That Rock, "Call and Response" > "Oscillation Jam" > Fillmore Shuffle, "Stop/Start Spiritual" > Jam/Unknown > Early In The Moanin' Time > "Washboard Jam" > Big Chief Like Plenty of Fire Water (with vocals), Heaven On Earth, Jam/Unknown; Encore: I'll Fly Away prelude > Chocolate Cowboy, I'll Fly Away, New Word Order172:11 172:14 172:14 172:14 172:14 171:37t t t t t t
5/9/2014John MedeskiThe M & Ms, Cervantes' Masterpiece, Denver, COJohn Medeski - organ/piano/keys, Papa Mali - guitar & vocals, Robert Mercurio - bass & Stanton Moore - drums
5/10/2014John MedeskiThe M & Ms, Cervantes' Masterpiece, Denver, COJohn Medeski - organ/piano/keys, Papa Mali - guitar & vocals, Robert Mercurio - bass & Stanton Moore - drums
5/15/2014John MedeskiThe M & Ms, Stage 48, New York, NYJohn Medeski - organ/piano/keys, Papa Mali - guitar & vocals, Robert Mercurio - bass & Stanton Moore - drums
8/20/2014John MedeskiA Love Electric with John Medeski, Teatro Amador, Panama City, Panama
8/21/2014John MedeskiA Love Electric with John Medeski, Teatro Diana, Guadalajara, Mexico
8/22/2014John MedeskiA Love Electric with John Medeski, Complejo Cultural Universitario, Res La Vista, Mexico
8/23/2014John MedeskiA Love Electric with John Medeski, Lunario del Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
8/24/2014John MedeskiA Love Electric with John Medeski, Jazzatlan Jazz Club, Cholula, Mexico
8/25/2014John MedeskiA Love Electric with John Medeski, Teatro Victor Sandoval, Aguascalientes, Mexico
9/5/2014John MedeskiPhil Lesh & Friends, Lockn' Festival, Arrington, VA
9/6/2014John MedeskiPhil Lesh & Friends, Lockn' Festival, Arrington, VA
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)
10/15/2014John MedeskiTeatro Sucre, Quito, Ecuador
10/16/2014John MedeskiTeatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, Bogota, Colombia
10/25/2014John MedeskiTony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band, JazzFestival, Frankfurt, Germanyhr-Bigband featuring John Medeski (organ) & Terri Lyne Carrington (drums)
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, 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