The drummer we all love, Vinnie Colaiuta. The monster, wizard of odd, studio legend, drummer’s drummer… many nicknames related to one of the greatest drummers alive.
As a long term drummer, I can’t be happier that I live in the era of this giant. I find watching every new video of him as a true privilege. I guess you figure out I am a huge Vinnie fan, but most of us are.
Let me tell you what provoked me to write this article. Recently I posted on Reddit something about Instagram drummers who play silly stuff that doesn’t have any value in the real world such as writing a song.
I got a bunch of comments, somehow Vinnie’s name came up but to make a long story short there was a guy who wrote me “I find Jojo Mayer, Colaiuta, and Gadd boring, same with pretty much all jazz and fusion drummers”.
After that comment I had two options, hiring a hitman to shoot him in the head or to make a creative article and try to educate people who don’t get these giants, so here we are…