Posted by flotz on Monday, November 4, 2013 | Video

School will be in session on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week at Jazz Alley when the drum titan Steve Smith will be on hand with his band Vital Information. The all star lineup includes keyboardist Tom Coster (Santana/Gabor Szabo), bassist Baron Browne (Jean H Luc Ponty/Billy Cobham), guitarist Vinny Valentino (Bill Evans/Jimmy McGriff) and of course drummer Steve Smith (Journey/Hiromi/StepsAhead) voted 2012’s #1 Fusion Drummer in Modern Drummer Magazine. As he puts it himself, “Our music allows for individual expression and reHinvention. We thrive on swing, groove, and creativity. We want to surprise each other every night on the bandstand with new ideas and in the process keep our audience ‘in the moment’ with us.” Git ready...