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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Billy Martin

Billy Martin

Artist & Educator

“My mission as an educator, my obligation is to inspire and teach anyone to push personal and conventional boundaries so they can cultivate their own musical vocabulary. I want them to find their own ‘voice’.” - Billy Martin

Billy Martin is best known as the drummer for Medeski Martin & Wood, and percussionist with John Lurie National Orchestra and The Lounge Lizards. He is also a composer, visual artist, producer, educator, and the executive director of Creative Music Studio (established in 1971 with Karl Berger, Ornette Coleman and Ingrid Sertso). For more info follow @illybeats on Instagram or

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