2012 Undead Festival presents:
'Medeski Martin & Wood & ?'
Marco Benevento, So Percussion, Anthony Coleman, Chuck Campbell, Miho Hatori, Vernon Reid, Charlie Burnham, G Calvin Weston, Oren Bloedow, Marcus Rojas, Adam Deitch
317 Clermont Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11205
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM (event ends at 11:59 pm)
This event is 18 and over
Medeski Martin & Wood
'Medeski, Martin & Wood & ?', a 3-set night of MMW's music featuring the band being replaced and joined by very special guests:
G Calvin Weston,
and MORE TBA.
Comprised of denizens of New York's downtown jazz scene, the keys-bass-drums trio Medeski, Martin & Wood built a reputation as one of the most inventive jam bands of the '90s, the rare act that could entertain Phishheads one night and a fringe-jazz crowd the next.
The Undead Music Festival 2012: A celebration of creative, jazz, and improvised music.
Since coming together at the Yale School of Music in 1999, So Percussion has been creating music that is both raucous and touching, barbarous and refined. Realizing that percussion instruments can communicate all the extremes of emotion and musical possibility, it has not been an easy music to define. Called an "experimental powerhouse" by the Village Voice, "astonishing and entrancing" by Billboard Magazine, and "brilliant" by the New York Times, the Brooklyn based quartet's innovative work with todayy's most exciting composers and their own original music has quickly helped them forge a unique and diverse career.
"Time and time again...you found yourself smiling in a quiet amazement that could verge on disbelief." --The New York Times
Adam Deitch may have been predestined to be a drummer. The son of two professional funk drummers and Berklee grads, Adam first picked up his sticks at the age of two. His first gig was at a school assembly for his kindergarten class. Adam's career has crossed genres, focusing on hip-hop, funk and jazz, playing the role of both drummer and producer.
Adam was inspired by hip-hop at an early age, inspired by Public Enemy and Eric B and Rakim, Adam began his production career by making loops on a tape deck in his bedroom and has gone on to producer tracks for some of today's top emcees including 50-Cent, Redman, Talib Kweli, KRS-One, MF Doom, J-Live, Jurassic 5, Breeze Evahflowin, and Immortal Technic.
Adam has done major session work on drums for artists including Justin Timberlake, Daniel Bedingfield, Anthony Hamilton, DJ Quik and Wycleff, Black Rob and Afu-Ru and the Fugees record, sure to be one of the year's biggest records. Recently Adam has made appearances with The Game (The Tonight Show), Slick Rick, Lauryn Hill, Pras of the Fugees, GZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Prez, the Ying Yang Twins, John Medeski, Meshell Ndegeocello and his own Fyre Dept as well as being a regular part of Wycleff Jean's band.
Adam honed his drumming and production skills while attending the Berklee College of Music in 1994. While in Boston Adam began several successful groups including hip-hop groups The Formula and Fatbag, winner of the Boston Music Awards best hip-hop band in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Fatbag had the chance to open for hip-hop icons like LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes. Notable Boston MC's Mr Lif, Akrobitik and Insight were frequent on stage collaborators.
In his third year in Boston, he joined the world renowned Average White Band, whom he performed with for the two following years. Adam was featured on the band's DVD, Live in LA, recorded at a sold out show at the House of Blues, and showed the band was at it's best. While touring with AWB, Adam performed alongside many of his heroes including Earth, Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and Chaka Kahn.
Adam is a founding member of Lettuce, who has been recording and touring for 15 years. Lettuce features such noted musicians as Eric Krasno, Ryan Zoidis, Sam Kininger and Neal Evans of Soulive, Erick Coomes, Adam Smirnoff (Robert Randolph) and Rashawn Ross (Dave Mathews Band). Lettuce is a funk powerhouse with a cult following from NYC to Tokyo. Lettuce's third studio record, RAGE! was released in April 2008 to rave reviews and sold out shows.
Adam has branched out from hip-hop and funk, recording and touring with jazz legend John Scofield. Adam has recorded on two of John's latest records (both released on legendary label Verve Records), Up All Night, which he also shares composers credit on many of the tracks and the Grammy nominated Uberjam.