Billy Martin Birthday Celebration – A Collaborative Concert

Friday, October 25, 2013. 8:00 pm

Billy Martin of Medeski Martin & Wood invites friends to celebrate his 50th birthday: Stridulations, music for strings, brass and percussion and more surprises. Best known for his 20+ years of service in MM&W as the propulsive anchor of the celebrated well-traveled avant jazz-funk trio, Martin is equally an experimental intermedia artist of the highest calbre: visual artist, filmmaker, and sound artist. For this special birthday celebration concert, a variety of guests – beloved cohorts and luminaries of the downtown New York scene – will join Martin to perform, collaborate, and improvise with and without some of Martin’s experimental films.

Special guest collaborators

Samm Bennett
Anthony Coleman
Trevor Dunn
Fang Percussion
Shelley Hirsch
Daniel Jodocy
John Medeski
Min Xiao-Fen
Marc Ribot
Marcus Rojas
Ned Rothenberg
Sirius Quartet

My name is Billy Martin (aka illy B).
I am an experimental artist.
Most people know me as a drummer (Medeski Martin & Wood), teacher and composer. 
I am also a visual artist and filmmaker.


Billy Martin Birthday Celebration 2013