Eclectic jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood will begin a fresh round of touring March 30 in Harrisonburg, Va. The trek encompasses stops at a number of major jazz festivals and a special May 18 acous

Eclectic jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood will begin a fresh round of touring March 30 in Harrisonburg, Va. The trek encompasses stops at a number of major jazz festivals and a special May 18 acoustic performance at Chicago's Symphony Center. MMW is touring in support of "The Dropper" (Blue Note), which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz albums chart last November.

Since the album's release, the group's members have been busy with a myriad of projects. As previously reported, drummer Billy Martin completed a breakbeat album under the name illy B Eats, due April 3 on his own Amulet label. MMW also recorded six Duke Ellington covers for the upcoming "Red Hot + Indigo" benefit album, which features Tortoise, the Roots, and Mary J. Blige, among others.

Keyboardist John Medeski can be heard on G. Love & Special Sauce's forthcoming Epic set "The Electric Mile," due April 24.

Here are Medeski Martin & Wood's tour dates:
March 30: Harrisonburg, Va. (James Madison University)
April 6-7: Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)
April 9: Bozeman, Mont. (Wilson Auditorium)
April 10: Missoula, Mont. (University Theater)
April 12: Seattle (Paramount Theater)
April 13: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
April 14: Portland, Ore. (Schnitzer Auditorium)
April 19: Santa Cruz, Calif. (Civic Auditorium)
April 20-21: San Francisco (Warfield Theater)
April 23-24: Hollywood, Calif. (House Of Blues)
April 25: Las Vegas (the Joint)
April 27: Tempe, Ariz. (Nita Hideaway)
April 28: Tucson, Ariz. (Rialto Theater)
May 1: Dallas (Deep Ellum Live)
May 2: Austin, Texas (Stubb's)
May 3: Houston (Fitzgerald's)
May 5: New Orleans (State Palace Theater / Jazzfest)
May 18: Chicago (Symphony Center / acoustic show)
May 25: Charleston, S.C. (Music Farm)
May 26: Atlanta (Atlanta Jazz Festival)
June 16: Los Angeles (Playboy Jazz Festival)
June 23: Boston (Boston Globe Jazz & Blues Festival)

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