upcoming events

This Spring, spend the week with Billy Martin, Cyro Baptista and more at Full MOon ResOrt

Monday, June 19, 2017 - Saturday, June 24, 2017
Big Indian, NY United States

Billy's birthday with master improvisors at Joe's Pub

Sunday, October 30, 2016
NY, NY United States

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016

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new release

The Shell Collector (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Pre-order for this original soundtrack available at : : a m u l e t : : r e c o r d s : : Official release - February 22, 2016. The Shell Collector...

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Fly In a Bottle - 5 minute trailer
Life on Drums Featurette
Amber Gris

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Next spring join us at Billy and Cyro’s Rhythm Sound and Magic camp

Spend the week with master percussionists Billy Martin, Cyro Baptista and special guests (TBA) June 19-23rd, 2017.

Register now and save $100. by using the keyword EARLYBIRD

Live and participate for 5 days of workshops, classes, films, food, concerts and more in a beautiful 360 acre location in the Catskills 2 hours North of New York City.


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     Wandering by Billy Martin  Limited edition hardcover

Culled from over 60 articles and 30+ years of performing, Wandering dives into my processes, concepts, successes, and failures – as a teacher, as a musician, as a human being. My vision is not only to reach other musicians, but to anyone who tries to approach the world with wonder, curiosity, and care.

This book is a roadmap I’d like to share, in hopes that it will lead you into illuminating corners of yourself that you might not have found on your own.

Wandering Music, the companion record, includes new original music written for strings, percussion, brass, electronics and more. The ‘graphic score series’ use images from many of the improvised drawings and illustrations found within the Wandering book. Solo interpretations of these pieces by music masters Cyro Baptista, Nels Cline, Anthony Coleman, David Fiuczynski, Bill Frisell, Annie Gosfield, Billy Martin, Rakalam Bob Moses, and Marcus Rojas.

book with digital download / companion record $55

Limited Availability


Private Music Lessons

Are you looking for an unconventional approach to drumming and music?

For the time being I am available for private lessons – preferably in person, but Skype lessons can be arranged.

If you are interested and have a strong desire to learn and improve please email riddim(at)billymartin(dot)net

Intermediate and advanced level students only please.