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March 26, 2019 - Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition - on tour!
Don't miss Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition as they spend the first 2 weeks of April on a tour of the US. Featuring Andy Fusco (alto sax), Steve Smith (drums), Baron Browne (bass), Mark Soskin (keyboards), and Vinny Valentino (guitar), the band begins the tour with a stop on April 3rd in Washington D.C. The last show on the schedule is in Newington, CT on April 14th.

EastCoast_v2 from Vinny Valentino on Vimeo.

A letter from Steve Smith on the tour:

Music fans!

I am pleased to let you know that I will be touring with Vital Information NYC Edition in April and May, 2019. It's live music at its best. Keep reading for my thoughts on that...

We start off on the East Coast of the USA from April 3 - April 13. I'll have a clinic at the CT Drum Show on April 14. Then, Vital Information travels to Hong Kong and Mainland China from April 28 - May11. Dates, cities and venues are listed here:


We live in the age of digital music and streaming video. I and others share our live experiences on social media all the time. But nothing compares to experiencing music live.

Being in the room when musicians are performing is unique and enriching. I am proud that my band is made up of virtuosic improvisors. We listen to each other and we listen to YOU.

Your response and listening powers actually influence the players. You are contributing your energy to the musicians in real time. When the music is jazz-based, you are in for a singular evening, with a one-time-only interpretation of the group's music. This is so important. To hear and feel the sound of live instruments being played in front of you far surpasses what music feels and sounds like through headphones or speakers - no matter how good your sound system. There is not substitute for hearing live instruments resonate in an intimate room!

If you are in the vicinity of one of our Vital Information NYC Edition concerts, please come out and be part of our audience. Make sure to say "hello" after the show. After all: we're LIVE musicians!

Give yourself a once in a lifetime treat. Support #LIVE_MUSIC!

- Steve Smith
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4/3 - Washington, DC
Blues Alley

4/4, 4/5 - Wyomissing, PA
Berks Jazz Fest
The Inn at Reading / Ballroom

4/6, 4/7 - New York, NY
The Iridium Jazz Club

4/11 - Cambridge, MA
Regatta Bar

4/12 - Woonsocket, RI
Chan's Egg Rolls, Jazz & Blues

4/13 - Hicksville, NY
Long Island Drum Center

4/14 - Newington, CT
Sphinx Shriners Center

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