All Events

Upcoming Events

December 1969

PAST PUBLIC SHOWS (no private gigs listed)

May 2018

Menlo Park Library

Comic Con 2018

April 2018

Alcatraz Landing

Three piece including: Derek Smith on steel pan, Aaron Germain on bass, and Brian Andres on drums. Outdoor mini-festival for Earth Day celebration.

February 2018

DNA Lounge

Derek Smith, lead steel pan; Colin Douglas, drum set; Ron Work, bass steel pans. Disco, night club setting, dancing.

Neiman Marcus Walnut Creek

Soloist Derek Smith playing for the shoppers... Public event!

January 2018

Albatross

The Club trio: Derek smith, steel pan and vibes; Aaron Germain, bass; Colin Douglas, drum set.

August 2017

Albatross

The "Club Trio" featuring Derek on vibraphone and steel pan, Aaron Germain on electric and upright bass, and Colin Douglas on drum set.

May 2017

Menlo Park Comic Con festival

Hear our Pankind Duo at the Menlo Park Library outdoor stage.

April 2017

Alcatraz Landing Earth Day Fest

Fun Earth Day festival at Alcatraz Landing, pier 33 in SF.

March 2017

Albatross

The club trio featuring Derek Smith on steel pan and vibraphone, Aaron Germain on upright and electric bass, and David Flores on drum set.

December 2016

Cordelia Library

Derek Smith directs the 22 member Solano College Steel Drum Band

November 2016

Suisun City Library

Derek Smith directs the Solano College steel drum band (22 members)

October 2016

The Knotty Pine

Derek plays drums with the Justin Smith band's CD release event

Silver Dollar Bar

Derek plays drums with the Justin Skith band CD release.

The Albatross Pub

Colin Douglas, drums, Aaron Germain, bass, and Derek Smith on pan and vibes.

September 2016

Asilomar's Sunset on the Deck

Derek Smith, solo steel pan

The C restaurant and bar

Derek Smith, solo steel pan

Calistoga Farmer's Market

Derek Smith, solo steel pan

July 2016

Menlo Summerfest

Pankind steel drum trio

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith Trio for Evenings By The Bay

June 2016

Ruth Bancroft Garden Sunset Social

Derek Smith steel drum duo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith, solo steel drum

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith, solo steel drum

May 2016

San Ramon Art & Wind Festival

Pankind steel drum duo

April 2016

Alcatraz Cruises Earth Day Event

Derek Smith steel drum trio outdoors, public event.

December 2015

Winter Walk in Union Square, SF

Pankind Duo plays steel drums for the Winter Walk festivities.

Davies Symphony Hall

Derek Smith plays steel drum with members of the SF Symphony for the Deck the Hall event.

Fairfield Cordelia Library

Derek Smith directs the Solano College steel drum ensemble for this free event.

November 2015

Albatross

Derek Smith Trio with Colin Douglas, drums and Aaron Germain, bass.

June 2015

Crocker Art Museum

Derek Smith, solo steel pan

Menlo Park Library

The Quartet will be playing Caribbean music outdoors for the public.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith, solo steel pan

April 2015

Albatross

Caribbean/Latin Jazz Trio with David Flores on drums, Aaron Germain on bass, and Derek Smith on vibes and steelpan.

Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33

Steel Drum Trio for outdoor Earth Day event at Pier 33 in SF.

Christ Lutheran Church

Derek Smith plays steel drum with the Amazing Graces choir.

February 2015

Flora Springs Winery

Derek Smith, Solo Steel Pannist
Trilogy Release Party

January 2015

Pier 39

Celebration of 25 years since the Sea Lions arrived at Pier 39

November 2014

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shark Days! Solo steel pan, front entrance

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shark Days! Solo Steel Pan, front entrance

August 2014

Trader Vics Emeryville

Derek Smith on steel pan and vibraphone with Aaron Germain on bass and Brian Andres on drums.

Evenings By The Bay at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith Trio featuring Aaron Germain, bass, and Martin Binder, drums.

June 2014

Trader Vics Emeryville

Pan Montuno Trio featuring: Derek Smith, Aaron Germain and Brian Andres.

Albatross

Trio with Derek Smith on steel pan and vibraphone, Colin Douglas on drum set, Aaron Germain on bass.

Cornerstone Cellars

Derek Smith, Steel Pan Soloist

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith, solo steel pan for Ocean Days

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith, Solo Steelpan for Ocean Days

May 2014

Carmel Art Festival

Steel drum duo at Devendorf Park

Cigar Bar and Grill

Derek Smith with the Mario Flores Band. Latin Jazz and Salsa dancing.

Solano College Theatre

Derek Smith directs the 25 piece steel drum band at Solano College. Free.

April 2014

Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing

Steel Drum Duo, and then Trio for Earth Day event.

Cavallo Point, Farley Bar

Derek Smith, steelpan and Raul Perales, electric bass.

February 2014

Westgate Center

Derek Smith as a children's entertainer! Main stage - center of the mall.

November 2013

Solano College Theatre

Derek Smith directs the 24 piece steel pan band Solano Pandemonium.

October 2013

Cigar Bar and Grill

Derek Smith on vibraphone and steel pan with the Mario Flores Latin Ensemble.

September 2013

Paradise Foods

Derek Smith, Steel Pan Soloist
Outside for Paradise Foods Grand Opening

Paradise Foods

Derek Smith, Steel Pan Soloist
Outside for Paradise Foods Grand Opening

Paradise Foods

Derek Smith, Steel Pan Soloist
Outside for Paradise Foods Grand Opening

August 2013

Albatross

with Aaron Germain on acoustic & electric bass, Colin Douglas on drums and percussion, Bob Crawford on keyboard, and Derek Smith on vibes and steelpan

Trader Vic's

Pan Montuno Quartet featuring: Abo Gumroyan on bass, Colin Douglas on drums, and Derek Smith on vibraphone and steel pan.

Napa Chef's Market

Solano College Steel Band performance. Derek Smith, director

June 2013

Cigar Bar and Grill

with the Mario Flores Latin Jazz Band featuring: Derek Smith, vibes and steelpan; Jamie Dubberly, trombone, Aaron Germain, bass; Brian Andres, drums, Bob Crawford, keyboards

Oakland A's Coliseum

Steel Drum Duo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith, steel pan soloist
World Ocean Days

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith, steel pan soloist
World Ocean Days

May 2013

Carmel Art Festival

Duo at Devendorf Park

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Steel Pan Duo for "Cooking for Solutions" public event.

Napa Chef's Market

Solano College "Pandemonium" steel drum band directed by Derek Smith

April 2013

Trader Vic's

Derek Smith Trio with Colin Douglas, drums and Paul Smith, bass.

Alcatraz Cruises

Derek Smith (steelpan), Aaron Germain (bass), Brian Andres (drums)

February 2013

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith, solo steel pan

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith, solo steel pan

January 2013

Albatross

Trio with Derek Smith on vibes/steel pan; Aaron Germain, bass; Colin Douglas, drums

December 2012

Hillsdale Mall

Derek Smith, Solo Christmas music

November 2012

Hillsdale Mall

Derek Smith, Solo Christmas music

Hillsdale Mall

Derek Smith, solo steel pan. Christmas music for tree lighting ceremony.

October 2012

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith, solo steel pan performance

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith, solo steel pan performance
"Jellyfish Jamboree"

August 2012

Albatross

Derek Smith Trio w/Colin Douglas, drums; Aaron Germain, bass

50th Marin Century 2012

Derek Smith Trio performance with Dan Robbins, bass; Colin Douglas, drums.
Vallecito Elementary School, 50 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA
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Napa Chef's Market

Solano College Steel Band performance (D. Smith, director)

July 2012

Berghold Winery

Solo steel drum performance. Barrel tasting and Luau dinner.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Steel pan duo with Derek Smith and Ron Work. "Picnic by the Bay"

June 2012

Gordon Biersch

Derek on vibes w/Havana Jazz.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

D. Smith, solo steel pan

Monterey Bay Aquarium

D. Smith, solo steel pan

May 2012

Gordon Biersch

Derek on vibes w/Havana Jazz quartet.

Park Chalet

Derek plays vibes and pan with the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel.

Carmel Art Festival

Steel Pan Duet, Devendorf Park, Carmel

Gordon Biersch

Derek Smith w/the Mario Flores Band.

Napa Chef's Market

Solano College Steel Band performance (D. Smith, director)

"First Friday Fiesta"

D. Smith w/Havana Jazz quartet. Outside Blue Line Pizza in Campbell.

April 2012

"Strictly Sail" Boat Show

at Jack London Square Marina

February 2012

Albatross

Derek Smith trio with Aaron Germain, bass; Colin Douglas, drums.

October 2011

Albatross

Derek Smith trio with Aaron Germain, bass; Colin Douglas, drums.

September 2011

Barone's

Pan Montuno (Quintet) featuring Derek Smith on vibes and steel pan. Aaron Germain, bass; Mike Shannon, drums; Jason Moen, keyboard; .. Congas

July 2011

SF Healthy Holiday BBQ

Derek Smith, solo steel panist

June 2011

Gordon Biersch

Derek plays vibraphone with the Havana Jazz Quartet

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Derek Smith, live solo steel drum performance

May 2011

Carmel Art Festival

Duo with Derek Smith, steel drum, and Ron Work on bass pan
Devendorf Park, Carmel

April 2011

Savanna Jazz

Trio with Derek Smith, vibes and steelpan; Chris Lopes, bass; Otto Huber, drums.

Savanna Jazz

Derek Smith, vibes and steelpan; David Pinto, bass; Brian Andres, drums.

March 2011

Savanna Jazz

Latin Jazz Trio: Derek Smith, vibes; Aaron Germain, bass; Brian Andres, drums.

Albatross Pub

Derek Smith Trio with Brian Andres, drums; Paul Smith, bass

Taste of Yountville Festival

Steel Drum Duo

Savanna Jazz

Latin Jazz Trio: Derek Smith, vibes; Aaron Germain, bass; Brian Andres, drums.

Savanna Jazz

Latin Jazz Trio: Derek Smith, vibes; Aaron Germain, bass; Brian Andres, drums.

Savanna Jazz

Latin Jazz Trio: Derek Smith, vibes; Aaron Germain, bass; Brian Andres, drums.

February 2011

Alameda Boat Fest

Solo gig, Sat and Sun.

Savanna Jazz

Derek Smith pan & vibes; Aaron Germain, bass; Brian Andres, drums.

Savanna Jazz

Derek Smith vibes & pan; Aaron Germain, bass; Brian Andres, drums

Savanna Jazz

with Fred Randolph, bass and Brian Andres, drums

January 2011

Savanna Jazz

Derek Smith, vibes/pan, Brian Andres, drums; Paul Smith, bass

Savanna Jazz

Derek Smith, vibes/pan; Aaron Germain, bass; Alexey Berlind, drums

Savanna Jazz

Derek Smith, vibes/pan; Aaron germain, bass; Brian Andres, drums

October 2010

Mill Valley Film Festival

with Dan Hicks (and the Hot Licks)

August 2010

Jazz at the Plaza

Derek Smith Trio with Aaron Germain, bass, Mike Shannon, drums

July 2010

Albatross Pub

Derek Smith Quartet. With Paul Smith, bass; Colin Douglas, drums; Jason Moen, piano.

June 2010

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Solo steel drum; World Ocean Day

May 2010

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cooking for Solutions hosting celebrity chefs from the food network

Carmel Art Festival

April 2010

Live at 5 concert series

CSU East Bay, Concord Campus

Quivira Winery

Derek Smith solo steelpan

March 2010

Solis Winery

Derek on vibraphone with the Havana Jazz Trio

D'vine Jazz and Wine

Two Evenings of Latin and Caribbean Jazz. Derek Smith Quintet, featuring vibes and steelpan, drumset, bass, percussion, piano.

February 2010

Cigar Bar and Grill

Derek on vibes with the Mario Flores Band

January 2010

JB's Lounge

Derek Smith on vibes, with the Mario Flores Band.

December 2009

Blackhawk Plaza

One-man steel drum band
(Playing only Christmas and Holiday songs for this particular event.)

November 2009

October 2009

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium's 25th Anniversary: Relax to the sounds of Caribbean steel drums and Latin jazz by Derek Smith in the Marine Mammal Gallery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

August 2009

Jazz at the Plaza

Steel drum master Derek Smith arrives at this week's Jazz at the Plaza summer concert series along with Scheid Vineyards. Smith and his band's Jamaican sounding rhythms with a fresh contemporary jazz feel never sounded so good, which Smith owes to Caribbean, Latin and Brazilian artists and influences. This night of jazz will surely take to back to an island get-away with Smith and some of the greatest musicians in the Bay Area. - Monterey County Weekly . Com

June 2009

D'vine Jazz and Wine

Derek Smith, pan and vibes, Colin Douglas, drums, Aaron Germain, bass, Jason Moen, piano, plus special guest Patricio Angulo on congas.

D'vine Jazz and Wine

Derek Smith, pan and vibes, Mike Shannon, drumset, Jason Moen, piano, Aaron Germain, bass

Monterey Bay Aquarium

World Ocean Day

May 2009

Bargetto Winery

$20 admission, includes wine tasting. Benefits Mariposa's Art - After school music and art programs. Silent auction fundraiser.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cooking for Solutions with celebrity chefs Alton Brown, Thomas Keller, amongst others.

Carmel Art and Wine Fest

Marin Art and Garden Center

The First Annual MAGiC Spring Garden Festival

April 2009

Earth Day Fest

Monterey Peninsula College

March 2009

D'vine Jazz and Wine

Derek Smith on vibraphone with quartet

D'vine Jazz and Wine

Derek Smith on vibraphone with quartet.

February 2009

Fireplace Lounge

Derek Smith on Vibraphone with quartet

January 2009

Paradise Beach Grille

Derek Smith, steelpan soloist

Bay Area Travel Show

Santa Clara Convention Center

City Beach

Derek Smith on vibes with quartet

Bay Area Travel Show

Santa Clara Convention Center

Paradise Beach Grille

Derek Smith, solo steelpan

December 2008

Dell'uva

Derek Smith on vibes with quartet

Paradise Beach Grille

Solo gig

November 2008

Paradise Beach Grille

Solo Gig

Paradise Beach Grille

Solo Gig

October 2008

Del Monte Center

Solo gig

September 2008

San Francisco Heart Walk

Justin Herman Plaza

August 2008

Quail Lodge Resort

The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering

July 2008

Saks Fifth Avenue

Solo steel drum

June 2008

Lincoln Shopping Center

Duo featuring Derek Smith and Mark Rosenthal on steelpans.

Macy's

Duo with Derek Smith (pan) and Aaron Germain (bass)

May 2008

Lincoln Shopping Center

Soloist Derek Smith will perform for shoppers.

Carmel Art Festival

Waterworld

Grand re-opening, ribbon cutting

January 2008

Bay Area Travel Show

Bay Area Travel Show