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In January 2018, Vic Firth hosted its first ever #vfJAMS LIVE recording session at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California. This amazing event showcased some of 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!

This month’s featured performer:

Mark Guiliana

Song – ‘inter-are’ by Mark Guiliana and Gretchen Parlato

DRUMS ONLY CAM:

TRANSCRIPTION VIDEO:

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MARK’S VIC FIRTH PRODUCTS OF CHOICE:

85A (85A)

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Combines the dimensions of an 8D and 5A.

85A

VicKick Beaters®, Wood Shaft (VKB5)

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The VKB5 Wood Shaft VicKick Beater® distributes weight for an unbelievable sense of balance and throw. Unlock a sense of touch and control that is simply not attainable with any other beater on the market.

VKB5

Our previous featured performers:

Mike Mitchell

Song – ‘Jesus Saves’ by Robert ‘Sput’ Searight

DRUMS ONLY CAM:

TRANSCRIPTION VIDEO:

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MIKE’S VIC FIRTH PRODUCTS OF CHOICE:

5A (5A)

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Tear drop tip for rich cymbal sounds. The #1 stick in the world—great for every style of music!

5A

ROBERT “SPUT” SEARIGHT

featuring:
Rueben Lael – Vocals
Brandon Phillips – Trumpet
Joe Cleveland – Bass
Weedie Braimah – Percussion

Song – ‘Be Somebody’ by Robert ‘Sput’ Searight

SPUT’S VIC FIRTH PRODUCTS OF CHOICE:

AJ1 (AJ1)

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A 5B shaft that feels full-sized yet plays “lightning fast” due to its long taper.

AJ1

BENNY GREB

Featuring:
Mark Lettieri, Guitar & 
Ryan Porter, Trombone
Song – Grebfruit

TRANSCRIPTION (FULL BAND AUDIO):

TRANSCRIPTION (“DRUMS-ONLY” AUDIO):

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BENNY’S VIC FIRTH PRODUCTS OF CHOICE:

Benny Greb (SBG)

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A 5B shaft with a medium taper and shortened tear drop tip for focused cymbal sound and excellent rebound.

SBG

Stereo Isolation Headphones 2 (SIH2)

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High quality stereo headphones which reduce overall noise levels by 25 decibels. This redesigned version of our popular isolation headphones features a larger driver for a more powerful low end, cleaner mids and clear highs for a superior sound. Improved padded headband. For live situations or playing along with recorded music at safe sound levels.

  • Reduces outside noise by 25 decibels
  • 50m/m Dynamic Speaker Mylarcon
  • Frequency Response: 20HZ - 20kHZ
  • 1/4” and 1/8” plugs

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ERIC HARLAND

Featuring saxophonist Jonathan Mones
Song – Voyager/Eclipse

ERIC’S VIC FIRTH PRODUCTS OF CHOICE:

VicKick Beaters®, Wood Shaft (VKB5)

Buy Now

The VKB5 Wood Shaft VicKick Beater® distributes weight for an unbelievable sense of balance and throw. Unlock a sense of touch and control that is simply not attainable with any other beater on the market.

VKB5

HD4 (HD4)

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Vic’s original SD4 design, but in hickory. For a light touch and great feel around the drums.

HD4

STANLEY RANDOLPH

TRANSCRIPTION (FULL BAND AUDIO):

TRANSCRIPTION (“DRUMS-ONLY” AUDIO):

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STANLEY’S VIC FIRTH PRODUCTS OF CHOICE:

VicKick Beaters®, Fleece-covered Felt (VKB3)

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Fleece-covered felt, oval. Medium felt core covered with fleece for an incredibly full and warm sound! Outstanding for jazz!

vkb3

Extreme 5A (X5A)

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Like the 5A, with more power and reach.

X5A

SARAH THAWER

OVERHEAD CAM WITH TRANSCRIPTION:

DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPTION & MUSIC-MINUS-DRUMS TRACKS!

DRUMS-ONLY CAM:

INTERVIEW with Elmo Lovano:

SARAH’S VIC FIRTH PRODUCTS OF CHOICE:

VicKick Beaters®, Wood (VKB2)

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Wood, radial. Hard maple head creates super rhythmic clarity. Weight of ball helps produce a full sound. Dual orientation offers multiple sound and feel options. Ideal for rockers looking for the ultimate in articulation!

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vkb2

5A (5A)

Buy Now

Tear drop tip for rich cymbal sounds. The #1 stick in the world—great for every style of music!

5A

DEVON TAYLOR

Full video with transcription (full audio and “drums-only” audio!):

TRANSCRIPTION (FULL BAND AUDIO):

TRANSCRIPTION (“DRUMS-ONLY” AUDIO):

Post Performance Interview with Elmo Lovano

DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPTION & MUSIC-MINUS-DRUMS TRACKS!

DEVON’S VIC FIRTH PRODUCTS OF CHOICE:

VicKick Beaters®, Fleece-covered Felt (VKB3)

Buy Now

Fleece-covered felt, oval. Medium felt core covered with fleece for an incredibly full and warm sound! Outstanding for jazz!

vkb3

Extreme 5A (X5A)

Buy Now

Like the 5A, with more power and reach.

L = 161/2"“, Dia. = .565“

X5A

MATT GARSTKA

Post Performance Interview with Host Elmo Lovano

DRUM-CAM VERSION:

OVERHEAD CAM WITH TRANSCRIPTION:

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CHECK OUT MATT’S NEW SIGNATURE STICK!

Matt Garstka (SGAR)

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Matt set out to design a stick that could be agile without losing its structural integrity. This stick definitely has beef, but a blended tip and long taper provide awesome finesse and speed.

L = 16"“, Dia. = .585“

SGAR

Learn more about the #vfJAMS LIVE event:

HERE ARE SOME PREVIEWS OF UPCOMING ARTIST FEATURES!

ROBERT “SPUT” SEARIGHT / October 2

MIKE MITCHELL / November 6

MARK GUILIANA / December 4

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