Thursday, October 31 | 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50 for adults and $17.50 for students with ID
MIM proudly presents the Steve Smith Master Class. Smith is not only a world-class drummer but also a first-rate teacher. He will share his philosophy of musicianship, using a cycle of Study, Practice, and Performance, and his ideas on how to develop efficient hand-and-foot techniques for playing the drum set. Smith will also discuss and demonstrate his approach to playing odd times, referencing his woodshed master class in the article “Drumming in Odd Time Signatures” (DownBeat magazine, November 2013), which includes his concepts for integrating rhythms from India into his drum-set approach. Smith will play a variety of solo pieces and will be open to answering questions from the audience and addressing any drumming-related topic. Be sure to bring a notepad, pencils, drumsticks, and rubber practice pads.
Steve Smith has toured and recorded with Journey, Jean-Luc Ponty, Steps Ahead, and Zakir Hussain. In 2012, Modern Drummer readers voted him “#1 Fusion Drummer.” Drum! magazine readers voted Smith “#1 Jazz Drummer” from 2008 to 2010. Hudson Music has released his educational DVDs Drumset Technique / History of the U.S. Beat and Drum Legacy – Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. Smith currently tours with Hiromi: The Trio Project, Mike Stern, Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion, and his own group Vital Information.
Smith will be performing with his jazz fusion band Vital Information on Friday, November 1 at the MIM Music Theater. Click here to purchase tickets.