John Medeski, Joe Russo, and Marc Ribot Announce Benefit Concert at the Sultan Room

John Medeski, Joe Russo, and Marc Ribot will be holding a benefit concert for the Music Workers Alliance in the Sultan Room in Brooklyn on Sept. 12. This is not the first time this trio has formed, as they originally came together for the Brooklyn Comes Alive event in 2021.

John Medeski is a jazz keyboard player and composer, gaining popularity as a member of Medeski Martin & Wood. The band, formed in 1991, is known for its “avant-groove” style of jazz fusion. Medeski has remained active through numerous side projects in the 2010s and 2020s.

Joe Russo is a drummer who has played alongside numerous musicians, including Bob Weir and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead during his time with Further. He founded his band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, in 2013.

Marc Ribot is a guitarist and composer who has explored many genres through his work as a session musician. He has released over 25 albums of his own over his career and currently works with many groups, including Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dogs.

The Music Workers Alliance seeks to empower members of the music industry through collective action. It was formed in 2019 as a reaction to the undiscussed plight of working musicians and DJs in local policy. The organization helped organize relief for musicians struggling with unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic. It often collaborates with other organizations with aligned goals.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the show ends at 10:00 p.m. More information on the Music Workers Alliance can be found on their website. Tickets for their Sultan Room performance can be found here.

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