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Watch Steve Smith Perform At The 2020 Drumeo Festival

Steve Smith  /  UPDATED Aug 19, 2022

If you’re looking for a complete treat for the eyes and ears, you don’t want to miss this video of Steve Smith performing with his band Vital Information at the 2020 Drumeo Festival. This is one drummer where you can tell he knows he has the best job in the world.

Starting with a brief solo and exploding into the modern jazz tune “Inception”, watch Steve play with accent placement and offer up a ton of other exciting rhythmic surprises and solo breaks. Seriously – this is one of the festival highlights!

Did you miss this year’s Drumeo Festival and you’re wondering what other epic things happened? Read the Day 1 Recap and the Day 2 Recap here.

Steve Smith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and voted “Best All-Around Drummer” five years in a row in Modern Drummer's Readers Poll. Steve is best known as the drummer for Journey where he recorded six albums, including their most popular album Escape. That being said, Steve is a jazz drummer at heart. He has been the bandleader of his group Vital Information since the early 1970s and has been a sideman for artists such as Jean-Luc Ponty, Steps Ahead, Dweezil Zappa, Bryan Adams, and Savage Garden. Steve performed at the inaugural 2020 Drumeo Festival with his group, Vital Information.

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