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John Medeski's Mad Skillet adds west coast dates / LIVEFORLIVEMUSC

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John Medeski is a busy man. The prolific pianist is one of the most renowned players in the live music scene, with countless projects under his belt spanning from Medeski, Martin & Wood–his long-running and critically acclaimed jazz-funk group with Billy Martin and Chris Wood–to Hudson, a relatively new project featuring iconic jazz artists including drummer Jack DeJohnette, guitarist John Scofield, and bassist Larry Grenadier.

His most recent project, John Medeski's Mad Skillet, embarked on their first tour earlier this month throughout the Northeast. Featuring guitarist Will Bernard, sousaphonist Kirk Joseph, and drummer Terence Higgins, Mad Skillet was born out of the collaborative musical marathon that is New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Coming together during a late-night in 2015, the quartet has appeared multiple times at Jazz Fest in addition to touring across Europe in 2017. Following a previously announced run of shows with stops in Jackson, WY; Salt Lake City, UT; Frisco, CO; Denver, CO; and Fort Collins, CO; John Medeski's Mad Skillet will embark on a west coast run, mixing headlining slots with opening support gigs for The Motet in February.