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Playlist of VFJams LIVE!

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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Stanley Randolph

    7:18

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 4 - Stanley Randolph
    featuring vocalist Elise Testone

    Song - Honey
    By - The Brandon Brown Collective feat. KiKi Kyte

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

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    STICKS:

    #vf5XA - American Classic® Extreme 5A


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    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

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    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    ERIC HARLAND : August 7
    BENNY GREB : September 4
    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    PAST PERFORMANCES:

    MATT GARSTKA :
    DEVON TAYLOR :
    SARAH THAWER:

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    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

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    FOLLOW VIC!
    ➤Website:
    ➤YouTube:
    ➤YouTube (Marching):
    ➤YouTube (Concert):
    ➤Twitter:
    ➤Instagram:

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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Mike Mitchell

    9:41

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 8 - Mike Mitchell

    Song - 'Jesus Saves’ by Robert 'Sput' Searight and Myron Butler

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

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    STICKS:

    #vf5A - American Classic® 5A


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    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

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    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    PAST PERFORMANCES:

    MATT GARSTKA :
    DEVON TAYLOR :
    SARAH THAWER:
    STANLEY RANDOLPH:
    ERIC HARLAND:
    BENNY GREB:
    ROBERT SPUT SEARIGHT:

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    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

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    FOLLOW VIC!
    ➤Website:
    ➤YouTube:
    ➤YouTube (Marching):
    ➤YouTube (Concert):
    ➤Twitter:
    ➤Instagram:

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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Benny Greb

    6:35

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 6 - Benny Greb
    feat. Mark Lettieri - guitar
    Ryan Porter - trombone

    Song - Grebfruit

    Buy the 'Grebfruit' album here!


    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

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    STICKS:

    #vfSBG - Benny Greb Signature Stick


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    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

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    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    PAST PERFORMANCES:

    MATT GARSTKA :
    DEVON TAYLOR :
    SARAH THAWER:
    STANLEY RANDOLPH:
    ERIC HARLAND:

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    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

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    FOLLOW VIC!
    ➤Website:
    ➤YouTube:
    ➤YouTube (Marching):
    ➤YouTube (Concert):
    ➤Twitter:
    ➤Instagram:

  • #VFJams LIVE! - Devon Taylor

    8:16

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 2 - Devon Taylor
    Song - The Funky Chunky Monkey
    Written by Mark Lettieri & Robert 'Sput' Searight

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

    ----------------------

    STICKS:

    #vfX5A - American Classic® Extreme 5A


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    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

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    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    SARAH THAWER : June 5
    STANLEY RANDOLPH : July 3
    ERIC HARLAND : August 7
    BENNY GREB : September 4
    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

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    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

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    FOLLOW VIC!
    ➤Website:
    ➤YouTube:
    ➤YouTube (Marching):
    ➤YouTube (Concert):
    ➤Twitter:
    ➤Instagram:

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  • VFJams LIVE! - Sean Wright

    8:45

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 5: Sean Wright

    “Family Tree”
    Written and Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
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    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


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    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

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    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    at DNA Mastering

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

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    STICKS:
    #VF5A- American Classic® 5A


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    FOLLOW VIC!
    ➤Website:
    ➤YouTube:
    ➤YouTube (Marching):
    ➤YouTube (Concert):
    ➤Twitter:
    ➤Instagram:

  • VFJams LIVE! - Lenny The Ox Reece

    12:00

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 2: Lenny Reece
    Song: Covering HeartBeat, an original song by The Lesson GK

    This was an unbelievable one-take performance by Lenny Reece that could not be recreated due to the fact that Lenny had to push through food-poisoning, a sprained thumb and a broken stick to get through this video. In turn truly reflecting the rawness of the human experience. Ladies and gentlemen, Lenny The Ox Reece!!

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    This season of VFJams Live showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

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    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


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    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

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    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineers:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Mixed by:
    Julian “J3PO” Pollack

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

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    STICKS:
    #VFX55A – American Classic Extreme 55A


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    FOLLOW VIC!
    ➤Website:
    ➤YouTube:
    ➤YouTube (Marching):
    ➤YouTube (Concert):
    ➤Twitter:
    ➤Instagram:

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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Robert Sput Searight

    10:20

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 7 - Robert 'Sput' Searight
    feat. Rueben Lael - Vocals
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion

    Song - 'Be Somebody' by Robert 'Sput' Searight

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

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    STICKS:

    #vfAJ1 - American Jazz® AJ1


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    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

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    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    PAST PERFORMANCES:

    MATT GARSTKA :
    DEVON TAYLOR :
    SARAH THAWER:
    STANLEY RANDOLPH:
    ERIC HARLAND:
    BENNY GREB:

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    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

    FOLLOW VIC!
    ➤Website:
    ➤YouTube:
    ➤YouTube (Marching):
    ➤YouTube (Concert):
    ➤Twitter:
    ➤Instagram:

  • #VFJams LIVE! - Matt Garstka

    6:55

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 1 - Matt Garstka
    Song - G'ska Funk

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

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    STICKS:

    #vfSGAR - Matt Garstka Signature


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    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

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    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    DEVON TAYLOR : May 1
    SARAH THAWER : June 5
    STANLEY RANDOLPH : July 3
    ERIC HARLAND : August 7
    BENNY GREB : September 4
    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

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    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

    FOLLOW VIC!
    ➤Website:
    ➤YouTube:
    ➤YouTube (Marching):
    ➤YouTube (Concert):
    ➤Twitter:
    ➤Instagram:

  • #VFJams LIVE! - Mark Guiliana

    7:11

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 9 - Mark Guiliana

    Song - 'inter-are' by Mark Guiliana and Gretchen Parlato

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

    ----------------------

    STICKS:

    #vf85A - American Classic® 85A


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    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

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    PAST PERFORMANCES:

    MATT GARSTKA :
    DEVON TAYLOR :
    SARAH THAWER:
    STANLEY RANDOLPH:
    ERIC HARLAND:
    BENNY GREB:
    ROBERT SPUT SEARIGHT:
    MIKE MITCHELL:

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    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

    FOLLOW VIC!
    ➤Website:
    ➤YouTube:
    ➤YouTube (Marching):
    ➤YouTube (Concert):
    ➤Twitter:
    ➤Instagram:

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  • VFJams LIVE! - Steve Smith

    7:06

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 6: Steve Smith

    Eight + Five
    Written by: Steve Smith, Baron Browne and Vinny Valentino
    Arranged By: Robert Sput Searight

    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
    ----------------------------------------------
    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


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    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    at DNA Mastering

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

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    STICKS:
    #VFSSS- Steve Smith Signature Sticks


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    FOLLOW VIC!
    ➤Website:
    ➤YouTube:
    ➤YouTube (Marching):
    ➤YouTube (Concert):
    ➤Twitter:
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Alvin Ford

    8:16

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 1: Alvin Ford

    Stick’n and Groov’n
    Written/Composed/Arranged By:
    Robert Sput Searight

    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ----------------------------------------------

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


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    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

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    STICKS:
    #VFSSM - Stanton Moore Signature Sticks


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    FOLLOW VIC!
    ➤Website:
    ➤YouTube:
    ➤YouTube (Marching):
    ➤YouTube (Concert):
    ➤Twitter:
    ➤Instagram:

  • VFJams LIVE! - Carlin White

    7:39

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 4: Carlin White

    “Looking For Change”
    Written by Robert Sput Searight
    Lyrics by Deonis Cook & Elise Testone

    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
    ----------------------------------------------
    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


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    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Joe Cleveland – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing & Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VF5A- American Classic® 5A


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  • VFJams LIVE! - Peter Erskine

    5:57

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 3: Peter Erskine

    “Hawaii Bathing Suit” by Peter Erskine

    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ----------------------------------------------

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------

    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    at DNA Mastering

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFSPE3 – Peter Erskine ‘Big Band’ Signature Stick


    --------------------------------

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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Eric Harland

    10:47

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 5 - Eric Harland
    featuring saxophonist Jonathan Mones

    Song - Voyager/Eclipse

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system.

    ----------------------

    STICKS:

    #vfHD4 - American Classic® HD4


    ----------------------

    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

    ----------------------

    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    BENNY GREB : September 4
    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    PAST PERFORMANCES:

    MATT GARSTKA :
    DEVON TAYLOR :
    SARAH THAWER:
    STANLEY RANDOLPH:

    ----------------------

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

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  • VFJams LIVE! - Steve Smith - Drum Cam

    6:22

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 6: Steve Smith - Drum Cam

    Eight + Five
    Written by: Steve Smith, Baron Browne and Vinny Valentino
    Arranged By: Robert Sput Searight

    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
    ----------------------------------------------

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------
    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    at DNA Mastering

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFSSS- Steve Smith Signature Sticks


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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Matt Garstka - Drum Cam

    6:06

    Watch the multi-cam video here!

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 1 - Matt Garstka
    Song - G'ska Funk

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    What's to come? Click to watch teasers of upcoming episodes!


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    STICKS:

    #vfSGAR - Matt Garstka Signature


    ----------------------

    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

    ----------------------

    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    DEVON TAYLOR : May 1
    SARAH THAWER : June 5
    STANLEY RANDOLPH : July 3
    ERIC HARLAND : August 7
    BENNY GREB : September 4
    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    ----------------------

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Devon Taylor - Drum Cam

    7:05

    Watch the multi-cam video here!

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 2 - Devon Taylor
    Song - The Funky Chunky Monkey
    Written by Mark Lettieri & Robert 'Sput' Searight

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    ----------------------

    STICKS:

    #vfX5A - American Classic® Extreme 5A


    ----------------------

    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

    ----------------------

    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    SARAH THAWER : June 5
    STANLEY RANDOLPH : July 3
    ERIC HARLAND : August 7
    BENNY GREB : September 4
    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    ----------------------

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

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  • VFJams LIVE! - SEASON 2

    3:08

    Announcing VFJams LIVE! - Season 2!

    Last year Vic Firth launched a new original series called #VFJams LIVE! This amazing event showcased some of the world’s top drummers, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band! This year we are back with a whole new season and an all new lineup of drummers!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ----------------------------------------------

    This year's VFJams LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ----------------------------------------

    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - arranger/composer/music director
    Cody Wright – bass
    Joe Cleveland – bass
    Samir Moulay – guitar
    Mark Lettieri – guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax/ Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    ---------------------------------

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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Mark Guiliana - Drum Cam

    6:03

    This is the full drum cam version of Mark Guiliana's #VFJams LIVE! Performance.

    Watch the full band multi-cam video here:


    Episode 9 - Mark Guiliana

    Song - 'inter-are' by Mark Guiliana and Gretchen Parlato

    -----------------------

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    ----------------------

    STICKS:

    #vf85A - American Classic® 85A


    ----------------------

    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

    ----------------------

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Mike Mitchell - Drum Cam

    8:42

    This is the full drum cam version of Mike Mitchell's #VFJams LIVE! Performance.

    Watch the full band multi-cam video here:


    Episode 8 - Mike Mitchell

    Song - 'Jesus Saves’ by Robert 'Sput' Searight and Myron Butler

    -----------------------

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    ----------------------

    STICKS:

    #vf5A - American Classic® 5A


    ----------------------

    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

    ----------------------

    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    ----------------------

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Mike Mitchell - Transcription

    8:47

    Ready to be amazed? Check out Mike Mitchell's vfJAMS Live performance with a full transcription, courtesy of Tim Buell!


    Hear how the drums fit in with the full band:


    AND IF YOU DO WANT TO SHED THE NOTES, you can download a FREE pdf at vicfirth.com - plus download a music-minus drums track to the tune:


    Episode 8 - Mike Mitchell

    Song - 'Jesus Saves’ by Robert 'Sput' Searight and Myron Butler

    -----------------------

    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    ----------------------

    STICKS:

    #vf5A - American Classic® 5A


    ----------------------

    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

    ----------------------

    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    ----------------------

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

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  • VFJams LIVE! - Peter Erskine - Drum Cam

    5:34

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 3: Peter Erskine - Drum Cam

    “Hawaii Bathing Suit” by Peter Erskine

    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ----------------------------------------------

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------

    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFSPE3 – Peter Erskine ‘Big Band’ Signature Stick

    --------------------------------
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Lenny Reece - Drum Cam

    11:44

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 2: Lenny Reece - Drum Cam

    Song: Covering HeartBeat, an original song by The Lesson GK

    Watch the full episode here:


    -----------------------------
    This season of VFJams Live showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ------------------------------------
    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------
    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------
    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineers:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Mixed by:
    Julian “J3PO” Pollack

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFX55A – American Classic Extreme 55A


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  • VFJams LIVE! - Sean Wright - Drum Cam

    7:50

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 5: Sean Wright - Drum Cam

    “Family Tree”
    Written and Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
    ----------------------------------------------
    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------
    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    at DNA Mastering

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VF5A- American Classic® 5A


    --------------------------------

    FOLLOW VIC!
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Sean Wright – Transcription

    8:12

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 5: Sean Wright - Transcription

    “Family Tree”
    Written and Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    Transcription by Tim Buell:


    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
    ----------------------------------------------
    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------
    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    at DNA Mastering

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VF5A- American Classic® 5A


    --------------------------------

    FOLLOW VIC!
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  • vfJams with JD Beck & DOMi

    3:25

    New Vic Firth Artist JD Beck teamed up with DOMi on keys for this #vfJAMS performance at our West Coast Office in Burbank, CA.

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    STICKS:
    #vfSD2 - American Custom SD2 Bolero:


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  • VFJams LIVE! - Alvin Ford - Transcription

    7:32

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 1: Alvin Ford - Transcription (Full Band Mix)

    Transcription by Tim Buell


    Stick’n and Groov’n
    Written/Composed/Arranged By:
    Robert Sput Searight

    Watch the full ensemble episode here:


    This season of VFJams LIVE! showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ----------------------------------------------

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    -----------------------------------------

    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFSSM - Stanton Moore Signature Sticks


    --------------------------------
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Steve Smith- Transcription

    6:24

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 6: Steve Smith- Transcription

    “Eight + Five”
    Written by: Steve Smith, Baron Browne and Vinny Valentino
    Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    Transcription by Tim Buell:


    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
    ----------------------------------------------
    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------
    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    at DNA Mastering

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFSSS- Steve Smith Signature Sticks

    --------------------------------

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  • #VFJams LIVE! - Benny Greb - Drum Cam

    5:47

    Watch the multi-cam video here!


    In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some the world’s top drummers performing with Robert “Sput” Searight and the all-star vfJAMS Band!

    Episode 6 - Benny Greb
    feat. Mark Lettieri - guitar
    Ryan Porter - trombone

    Song - Grebfruit

    Buy the 'Grebfruit' album here!


    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, play-along tracks and prize giveaways. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #vfJAMS LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    ----------------------

    STICKS:

    #vfSBG - Benny Greb Signature Stick


    ----------------------

    The vfJAMS Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

    ----------------------

    UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

    SPUT SEARIGHT : October 2
    MIKE MITCHELL : November 6
    MARK GUILIANA : December 4

    ----------------------

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    ----------------------

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  • Zildjian Live! - Larnell Lewis

    9:38

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 1: Larnell Lewis
    “Change Your Mind”
    Written by: Larnell Lewis
    Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ---------------------------------------

    Larnell’s Cymbal Set Up:
    14” K Custom Special Dry Hi Hats
    17 K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash
    18” K Custom Special Dry Crash
    10” Trashformer - 10” K Custom Special Dry Splash (stack)
    21” K Custom Dark Complex Ride
    10” FX Stack
    19” K Custom Special Dry Crash
    14” Oriental China - 12” Gen 16 Splash - 16” K EFX - 10” A Custom EFX (stack)

    ---------------------------------------
    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    at DNA Mastering

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
    ----------------------------------
    FOLLOW ZILDJIAN:
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Carlin White - Drum Cam

    6:42

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 4: Carlin White - Drum Cam

    “Looking For Change”
    Written by Robert Sput Searight
    Lyrics by Deonis Cook & Elise Testone

    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!
    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
    ----------------------------------------------
    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------
    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Joe Cleveland – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing & Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VF5A- American Classic® 5A


    --------------------------------

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  • VFJams LIVE! - Carlin White - Transcription

    6:53

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 4: Carlin White – Transcription

    “Looking For Change”
    Written by Robert Sput Searight
    Lyrics by Deonis Cook & Elise Testone

    Transcription by Tim Buell:


    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!
    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
    ----------------------------------------------
    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------
    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Joe Cleveland – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing & Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VF5A- American Classic® 5A

    --------------------------------

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  • VFJams LIVE! - Alvin Ford - Drum Cam

    7:54

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 1: Alvin Ford - Drum Cam

    Stick’n and Groov’n
    Written/Composed/Arranged By:
    Robert Sput Searight

    Watch the full ensemble episode here:


    This season of VFJams LIVE! showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ----------------------------------------------

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------

    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFSSM - Stanton Moore Signature Sticks


    --------------------------------
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Carlin White - Interview

    4:22

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 4: Carlin White – Interview

    Host of VFJams LIVE, Elmo Lovano sits down with Carlin White to talk about his performance of “Looking For Change” an original song by Robert Sput Searight, with lyrics by Deonis Cook & Elise Testone. Carlin is also joined by Alvin Ford as a guest star during the interview.

    Watch the full episode here:


    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!
    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
    ----------------------------------------------
    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------
    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Joe Cleveland – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing & Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VF5A- American Classic® 5A

    --------------------------------

    FOLLOW VIC!
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Lenny Reece - Transcription

    11:21

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 2: Lenny Reece- Transcription (Full Band Mix)

    Song: Covering HeartBeat, an original song by The Lesson GK

    Transcription by Tim Buell


    Watch the full ensemble episode here:


    This season of VFJams LIVE! showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ----------------------------------------------

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    -----------------------------------------

    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineers:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Mixed by:
    Julian “J3PO” Pollack

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFX55A – American Classic Extreme 55A


    --------------------------------
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Steve Smith - Interview

    7:10

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 6: Steve Smith - Interview

    Host of VFJams LIVE, Elmo Lovano sits down with Steve Smith and special guest Russ Miller to talk about Steve's performance of Eight + Five by Steve Smith, Baron Browne and Vinny Valentino and arranged by Robert Sput Searight.

    Watch the full performance here:


    This season of VFJams LIVE! showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ----------------------------------------------

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------

    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFSSS- Steve Smith Signature Sticks:


    --------------------------------
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Peter Erskine - Interview

    6:55

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 3: Peter Erskine - Interview

    Host of VFJams LIVE, Elmo Lovano sits down with Peter Erskine to talk about his performance of “Hawaii Bathing Suit” an original song by Peter Erskine. Peter is also joined by Steve Smith as a guest star during the interview.

    Watch the full episode here:


    This season of VFJams LIVE! showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ----------------------------------------------

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------

    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFSSM - Stanton Moore Signature Sticks


    --------------------------------
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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Aaron Spears

    11:35

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 7: Aaron Spears- “Shufflin’ Off”
    Written by: Robert Sput Searight

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ---------------------------------------
    Aaron is playing his NEW Artist Stick in this episode, you can buy a pair HERE:

    Aaron's Cymbal Set Up:
    15” K Custom Special Dry HiHats
    19” K Cluster Crash Prototype
    10” FX Stack
    20” Prototype Ride
    22” K Custom Special Dry Crash

    ---------------------------------------
    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    Season 2 coming in 2020!

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ----------------------------------
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Sean Wright - Interview

    7:03

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 5: Sean Wright – Interview

    Host of VFJams LIVE, Elmo Lovano sits down with Sean Wright to talk about his performance of “Family Tree” an original song by Robert Sput Searight!

    Watch the full episode here:


    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
    ----------------------------------------------
    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------
    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing & Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VF5A - American Classic® 5A


    --------------------------------

    FOLLOW VIC!
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  • Zildjian LIVE! - Ash Soan

    7:19

    Zildjian LIVE! Season 2, Episode 6: Ash Soan
    Wait a Minute - written by Robert Sput Searight
    Lyrics by: Louis Cato
    Performed by: Ash Soan and Ghost-Note
    Featuring: Nathan Myers on vocals

    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Zildjian LIVE Season 2 represents the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Season 2 is hosted by Aaron Spears, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Ash's Cymbal Setup:
    14” A New Beat HiHats
    18” Kerope w/12” FX Spiral on top
    22” K Constantinople Renaissance Ride

    ---------------------------------------------
    Zildjian LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Matt Greiner – April
    Episode 2: Sarah Thawer – May
    Episode 3: Marcus Gilmore – June
    Episode 4: JD Beck – July
    Episode 5: Stanton Moore – August
    Episode 6: Ash Soan – September
    Episode 7: Gergo Borlai – October
    Episode 8: Dennis Chambers- November

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr. - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Featuring Guest Vocalist: Nathan Myers

    Audio Engineers:
    Kevin Majorino
    Tyler Shields

    Sphere Audio Assistants:
    Matt Cerritos
    Xavier Stephenson
    Daniel Morris

    Audio Mixer:
    Ben Burget at 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly at DNA Mastering

    Videographers:
    Trevor Bowman
    Scott Quade
    Dean Fisher
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Taylor Davis
    Mark Wessels

    Photographers:
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to:
    Sphere Studios and Mackenzie Coats
    Livemix for providing the monitoring system
    Earthworks for providing the microphones

    ----------------------------------
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  • Zildjian LIVE! - JD Beck

    9:24

    Zildjian LIVE! Season 2, Episode 4: JD Beck (Featuring DOMi)
    Written By: JD Beck and DOMi
    Arranged By: Robert Sput Searight
    Performed By: JD Beck, DOMi and Ghost-Note

    Zildjian LIVE Season 2 represents the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Season 2 is hosted by Aaron Spears, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    JD's Cymbal Setup:
    8 A Custom Splash (on snare 1)
    10 A Custom Splash and 6 K Splash (stack)
    6 A Custom Splash (on snare 2)
    16 K Constantinople Crashes (as HiHats)
    17 K Constantinople Crash
    10 Vintage A Splash (on snare 3)

    Zildjian LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Matt Greiner – April
    Episode 2: Sarah Thawer – May
    Episode 3: Marcus Gilmore – June
    Episode 4: JD Beck – July
    Episode 5: Stanton Moore – August
    Episode 6: Ash Soan – September
    Episode 7: Gergo Borlai – October
    Episode 8: Dennis Chambers- November

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr. - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Featuring Special Guest: DOMi on Keyboards

    Audio Engineers:
    Kevin Majorino
    Tyler Shields

    Sphere Audio Assistants:
    Matt Cerritos
    Xavier Stephenson
    Daniel Morris

    Audio Mixer:
    Ben Burget at 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly at DNA Mastering

    Videographers:
    Trevor Bowman
    Scott Quade
    Dean Fisher
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Taylor Davis
    Mark Wessels

    Photographers:
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to:
    Sphere Studios and Mackenzie Coats
    Livemix for providing the monitoring system
    Earthworks for providing the microphones

    ----------------------------------
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Lenny Reece - Interview

    7:36

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 2: Lenny Reece - Interview

    Host of VFJams LIVE, Elmo Lovano sits down with Lenny Reece to talk about his performance of “HeartBeat” an original song by The Lesson GK.

    Watch the full episode here:


    This season of VFJams LIVE! showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ----------------------------------------------

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------

    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFSSM - Stanton Moore Signature Sticks


    --------------------------------
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Alvin Ford - Interview

    6:15

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 1: Alvin Ford - Interview

    Host of VFJams LIVE, Elmo Lovano sits down with Alvin Ford to talk about his performance of Stick’n and Groov’n by Robert Sput Searight.

    Watch the full performance here:


    This season of VFJams LIVE! showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ----------------------------------------------

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------

    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFSSM - Stanton Moore Signature Sticks


    --------------------------------
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  • Stanley Randolph vfJAMS LIVE TRANSCRIPTION

    6:12

    Ready to be amazed? Check out Stanley Randolph's vfJAMS Live performance with a full transcription, courtesy of Tim Buell!


    Want to see the video with the DRUMS-ONLY audio track? Check it out here:

    AND IF YOU DO WANT TO SHED THE NOTES, you can download a FREE pdf at vicfirth.com - plus download a music-minus drums track to the tune:


    While you're there, be sure to check out the other great performances from this insane night of drumming!

    If you're amazed at Tim's transcription & wonder how he does it, be sure to check out his website and download his 4 part mini-course on How To Transcribe here:

  • Benny Greb vfJAMS LIVE TRANSCRIPTION

    5:31

    Ready to be amazed? Check out Benny Greb's vfJAMS Live performance with a full transcription, courtesy of Tim Buell!


    Want to see the video with the DRUMS-ONLY audio track? Check it out here:

    AND IF YOU DO WANT TO SHED THE NOTES, you can download a FREE pdf at vicfirth.com - plus download a music-minus drums track to the tune:


    While you're there, be sure to check out the other great performances from this insane night of drumming!

    If you're amazed at Tim's transcription & wonder how he does it, be sure to check out his website and download his 4 part mini-course on How To Transcribe here:

  • Zildjian LIVE! - Thomas Pridgen

    6:48

    Zildjian LIVE! Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen
    “Sput Lives in 7”
    Written by: Robert Sput Searight and Mark Lettieri

    These LIVE performances represent the energy and passion that’s generated when you bring together artists from around the world for a true Zildjian Family Experience!

    Zildjian LIVE is hosted by Mike Dolbear, musically directed by Robert “Sput” Searight and features the band Ghost-Note!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ---------------------------------------

    Thomas is using his Zildjian Artist Series Drumsticks in this performance:


    Thomas's Cymbal Set Up:
    16 Avedis HiHats
    20 Avedis Crash Ride
    10 A Flash Splash
    22 K Dark Medium Ride
    19 Avedis Crash
    22 K Constantinople Renaissance Ride
    16” Stack

    ---------------------------------------
    The Zildjian LIVE! Schedule:
    Episode 1: Larnell Lewis – May 23rd
    Episode 2: Kaz Rodriguez – June 20th
    Episode 3: Omar Hakim – July 18th
    Episode 4: Nikki Glaspie – August 15th
    Episode 5: Will Kennedy – September 12th
    Episode 6: Thomas Pridgen – October 17th
    Episode 7: Aaron Spears – November 4th

    ----------------------------------------
    Ghost-Note Band:
    Robert Sput Searight - music director/keyboards
    Nathaniel Werth- percussion
    Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas - bass
    Sylvester Onyejiaka – baritone sax, flute
    Jonathan Mones – alto sax, flute
    Mike Jelani Brooks – tenor saxophone, flute
    Vaughn ‘VKeys’ Henry – keyboards
    Xavier Taplin – keyboards
    Peter Knudsen – guitar
    Mike Clowes - guitar

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing/Mastering:
    Ben Burget
    At 206 Studios

    Videography:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.
    ----------------------------------
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Sean Wright – Transcription

    8:12

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 5: Sean Wright Transcription (Drums Only Audio)

    “Family Tree”
    Written and Arranged by: Robert Sput Searight

    Transcription by Tim Buell:


    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!
    ----------------------------------------------
    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------
    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Chris Payton – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Phillip Lassiter – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Audio Mixing:
    Ben Burget
    at 206 Studios

    Audio Mastering:
    Dave Donnelly
    at DNA Mastering

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VF5A- American Classic® 5A


    --------------------------------

    FOLLOW VIC!
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    ➤YouTube (Marching):
    ➤YouTube (Concert):
    ➤Twitter:
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  • VFJams LIVE! - Peter Erskine - Transcription

    5:27

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2, Episode 3: Peter Erskine - Transcription

    “Hawaii Bathing Suit” by Peter Erskine

    Transcription by Tim Buell


    This season showcases a whole new lineup of Vic Firth artists, hosted by Elmo Lovano, musically directed by Robert Sput Searight and performed by the all-star VFJams Band!

    Filmed in the iconic Studio 1 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA!

    ----------------------------------------------

    Throughout this year, we will feature full performances, interviews, transcriptions, and play-along tracks. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Vic’s YouTube and social media channels so you won’t miss out – and mark your calendars for the #VFJams LIVE performance schedule!

    VFJams LIVE! Season 2 Schedule:
    Episode 1: Alvin Ford Jr. - April 4th
    Episode 2: Lenny Reece - May 2nd
    Episode 3: Peter Erskine - June 6th
    Episode 4: Carlin White - July 3rd
    Episode 5: Sean Wright - August 1st
    Episode 6: Steve Smith - September 5th

    DOWNLOAD PLAY-ALONG TRACKS AND TRANSCRIPTIONS!


    -----------------------------------------

    The #VFJams All Star Band:
    Robert Sput Searight – Music Director / Keys
    Cody Wright – Bass
    Samir Moulay – Guitar
    Mark Lettieri – Guitar
    Quitin Gulledge – Keys
    Nicholas Semrad – Keys
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute
    Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
    Chris Johnson – Trombone
    Ruben Lael – Vocals
    Elise Testone – Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield – Vocals

    ------------------------------------

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino
    Chris Denogean
    Tyler Shields

    Videographers:
    Scott Quade
    Trevor Bowman
    Evan Chapman
    Kevin Eikenberg
    Nick Hughes

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele
    Ian Grom

    Special thanks to Livemix for providing the monitoring system, and Earthworks for the microphones.

    ---------------------------------

    STICKS:
    #VFSPE3 – Peter Erskine ‘Big Band’ Signature Stick

    --------------------------------
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  • Matt Garstka vfJAMS LIVE Performance - with TRANSCRIPTION!

    5:38

    Ready to be amazed? Check out this overhead cam of Matt Garstka's vfJAMS Live performance with a full transcription, courtesy of Tim Buell (

    Yes - we realize the notes go by WAY too fast to be able to play along. But, even if you don't want to work up Matt's beats, it's an educational experience to see how much goes into his incredible performance!

    AND IF YOU DO WANT TO SHED THE NOTES, Matt's got a FREE PDF of the entire transcription available for download on his website here:


    While you're there, be sure to check out ALL the great educational lessons and transcriptions that Matt has to offer!

    BUT WAIT - THERE'S MORE!

    Want to download a FREE music-minus-drums play-along track to the tune? You can download it here:


    Quick caveat: The tune was recorded live, so the drums are not completely eliminated. Kevin Majorino did a great job of isolating them out as much as he could, given how many open mics were required to capture the live performance. Still, we think it's pretty awesome & hope you agree!

    If you're amazed at Tim's transcription & wonder how he does it, be sure to check out his website and download his 4 part mini-course on How To Transcribe here:

  • #VFJams LIVE! - Mark Guiliana - Transcription

    6:12

    This is the full drum transcription of Mark Guiliana's #VFJams LIVE! Performance.

    Episode 9 - Mark Guiliana

    Song - 'inter-are' by Mark Guiliana and Gretchen Parlato

    Full transcription, courtesy of Tim Buell:

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    DOWNLOAD a FREE PLAY-ALONG TRACK AND PDF TRANSCRIPTION HERE:

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    STICKS:
    #vf85A - American Classic® 85A



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    The VF Jams Band:

    Robert Sput Searight - Keys / Musical Director
    Weedie Braimah - Percussion
    Joe Cleveland - Bass
    Mark Lettieri - Guitar
    Nicholas Semrad - Keys
    Jonathan Mones - Alto Sax / Flute
    Ben Burget - Tenor Sax / Flute / Trumpet
    Sylvester Onyejiaka - Bari Sax / Flute
    Ryan Porter - Trombone
    Brandon Phillips - Trumpet
    Ruben Lael - Vocals
    Elise Testone - Vocals
    Amanda Maxfield - Vocals

    Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering:
    Kevin Majorino

    Videography:
    Marc Cohen
    Gary Meeker
    Scott Quade
    Mark Wessels
    Francis Zera

    Photography:
    Francesco Desmaele

    Host:
    Elmo Lovano

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