Steve Smith & Vital Information: 30th Anniv. Tour, Live Album
May 17, 2012
6:20 am PDT
TOUR STARTS MAY 31 IN SAN DIEGO
LIVE! One Great Night, – a CD + DVD set to be released May 29, 2012 on the BFM Jazz label, captures Steve Smith and Vital Information in their natural habitat: A packed club with an audience of music lovers and the band in high gear, pulling out all the stops for the entire set.
The all-star lineup of keyboardist Tom Coster (Santana/Gabor Szabo), bassist Baron Browne (Jean-Luc Ponty/Billy Cobham), guitarist Vinny Valentino (Bill Evans/Jimmy McGriff) and drummer Steve Smith (Journey/Hiromi /Steps Ahead) serve up a veritable banquet of sounds, from slamming funk and syncopated second-line grooves to seriously swinging, up-tempo B-3 burners, South Indian inspired jams and sizzling fuzoid romps.
Now approaching their 30th year of touring and recording since their initial 1983 release, Steve Smith and Vital Information has become a formidable jazz/fusion juggernaut. Catch them on tour this May and June.
30th Anniversary Tour Dates
May 31 Anthology San Diego, CA
June 1 & 2 Catalina’s Los Angeles, CA
June 4 Kuumbwa Jazz Santa Cruz, CA
June 5 Yoshi’s SF
June 6 Center for the Arts Grass Valley CA
June 13 Sculler’s Boston MA
June 14 Ephrata Theatre Ephrata PA
June 15 & 16 Iridium NYC NY
June 17 Blues Alley DC
June 18 & 19 Night Town Cleveland OH
June 20 Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis IN
June 21 Ottawa Tavern Grand Rapids MI
June 22 & 23 Jazz Café at the Music Hall, Detroit MI
June 24 Martyr’s (clinic 5pm) (concert 8pm) separate entry/ticket, Chicago IL
June 26 Radisson Hotel at the Historic Lackawanna Station, Scranton PA
June 27 Wequassett Resort and Golf Club 8:30pm Chatham MA