BOOM BOOM ROOM PRESENTS...
@ The Blue Nile
532 Frenchmen Street – New Orleans
MONDAY AFTERNOON - MAY 2ND [@ 4:00pm]
*BILLY MARTIN (MMW)*
'Life On Drums' DRUMMER'S CLINIC
(4:00PM ‘til 6:30PM)
“Medeski, Martin and Wood drummer Billy Martin conducts his drum clinic 4pm ‘til 6:30pm”
BILLY MARTIN CONDUCTS HIS DRUM CLINIC OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT THE BLUE NILE, MONDAY, MAY 2nd 2011
Get ready for this *LIFE ON DRUMS* MASTER DRUM CLINIC with this most prolific and intuitive of modern drummers, BILLY MARTIN.
EVENT: BILLY MARTIN's *Life On Drums* - Drummers Clinic
DATE: Monday, May 2nd
TIME: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
VENUE: The Blue Nile
ADDRESS: 532 Frenchman St. New Orleans
TICKETS: $10 (adv) www.boomboomtickets.com
With experience playing Brazilian percussion, Martin met Chuck Mangione and began touring with his band. At age 22, Martin hit the road with full force as Mangione's percussionist. Before the end of his four-year stint with Mangione, Billy covered the drum chair. With Mangione in need of a break, another turning point loomed around the corner for Martin.
Martin fell in with the Downtown musicians of New York City and began playing with a number of bands on a regular basis. He played with Bobby Previte's ensemble at Next Wave, Sam Bennett's Chunk, Ned Rothenburg's Double Band, Oren Bloedow's band, John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, John Zorn's Masada (an electric version) and the Sweet Lizard Illtet (where he received the nick name illy B). While playing in Lurie's band, Martin discovered a rare book on Jean-Michel Basqiat at Lurie's apartment. Both Lurie and Basquiat effected Martin profoundly. Martin began hanging out with Lurie after practice and while on tour to sit around and draw, an experience he also shared with Bob Moses. Little did Martin know, but Moses would turn out to be a catalyst behind the forming of the now popular Medeski, Martin & Wood.
Don’t miss this unique event!