The Jimi Vincent Band

Keepin' The Blues Alive

Dustin Smith: drums

Dustin Smith

   Dustin Smith has been playing drums since childhood, beating and banging on everything that moves. The youngest player in the band, he pushes the band with his youthful energy. Dustin is Jimi's son and was turned on to the blues at a very young age, "He could play a shuffle when he was 10 years old" says Vincent, even Bruce Iglauer ( Alligator Records ) complemented him on his shuffles in 2006 at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Jimi Vincent: Guitar, Dobro, Harp, Vocals

Jimi Vincent

Jimi Vincent : Born James Vincent Smith, Jimi adopted his stage name to avoid confusion with keyboardist Jimmy Smith. He started playing guitar at age 5 and has been rockin' ever since.  The band has opened shows for such greats as Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Keb Mo, Robert Lockwood Jr., Tex Ritter (at age 11), The Charlie Daniels Band, Kenny Neal, Emmilou Harris, Travis Tritt, and many others. Jimi writes the band's original material, plays electric and acoustic guitar, dobro, and harp.  With his trademark low growling voice, Jimi writes easily understood lyrics and you can feel the rhythm and blues pouring out of his guitar and his soul.

Steve Calabria Bass guitar

Steve Calabria Bass

Steve Calabriaʼs bass has propelled him all across the United States, Canada, and

Europe numerous times. He has supported and/or shared the stage with a variety of

artists and blues stylists, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Koko Taylor, Mojo Buford, Paul

Butterfield, John Mayall, and Johnny Winter, to name a few. He has toured with artists

as diverse as Phil Guy, Michael Hill, Freddie Salem, and Lauren Mitchell

The Ohio native crossed paths often with the Jimi Vincent Band while anchoring blues

rock regional favorites Stick People. The chemistry was immediate and Steve began

and continues to lay his trademark deep groove with the Jimi Vincent Band and with

Two Trains Running, an acoustic blues duo with Jimi. Steve plays electric bass, fretless

electric bass, Kala U-Bass, and resonator bass guitar.

Mike Consentino Hammond B3

Mike Cosentino Hammond B3 Organ

   Mike started at age 4 playing the accordian, following in the footsteps of two Uncles before him. Playing many national IML competitions and popular TV shows in te early 60's. From there, Mike found the Hammond B3 Organ, and from there forming one of the first Rock n Roll bands of the 60's, "The NyteWatchmen". Since then Mike spent 18 years on the road with numerous acts playing clubs and casinos mastering his skills on the organ. Moving to Ohio, Mike then spent 14 years with the popular classic rock band "DeJavu" thru the 80's and 90's. Now with JVB, Mike says, "I have found the place where I want to be, playing my ass off with The Jimi Vincent Band".

Stage Plot

 Our Stage plot is very simple. Currently we are four piece. Bass, guitar, Hammond organ and drums.

Jimi - Vocal / Guitar Mesa Boogie w/single 10 / 2 monitors

Dustin - 5 pc. Kit / 4 cymbals / 2 monitors

Steve - Bass / 4-10 cabinet / 1 monitor

Mike - Hammond B3 One Leslie Cabinet / 1 moniter