JOHN FAVICCHIA BIO
One of today’s top players, New York-based John Favicchia has performed and/or recorded with such greats as Special EFX, Steve Khan, Eddie Money, Tony Levin, Chieli Minucci,Charlie Daniels, Lonnie Plaxico, Robbers, John Benitez, Gary US Bonds, Harvie S, Larry Coryell, Dean Brown, Rachel Z, Joe Butler-Love And Spoonful, The Tokens, Felix Cavaliere, Michel Cusson, Kerry Kearney, Chris Geith, Laco Deczi, Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Band, Mike Pope, Noam Lusterman, Steve Adelson, and Bob Malach just to name a few. Known for his extreme versatility, in the course of a week John can be seen drumming from NYC Jazz Clubs to Rock Concert halls to International Drum Festivals as well as the top Music Festivals around the world.
His band Dharma All Stars blends various styles into a powerful blast of fusion that spans the extremes of the dynamic range, Favicchia has been busy touring and recording as well as stepping up to the plate with his own solo releases. His debut, World Time, earned rave reviews and was a Top 10 Critics Pick of the Year in Jazziz Magazine. The latest, Dharma, offers an intriguing mix of melody, eclecticism, and tight ensemble playing with the likes of all-star guests including Khan, Brown, Swartz, Dave Mann, and Chieli Minucci. Favicchia is all about the mindful side of playing drums of making music from the mind, for the mind. Definitely, he says, It’s all about the soul and the mind, but it’s very visceral as well. I’m caressing the sounds out of my cymbals in one bar, but when the music takes off and I start to wail, I take no prisoners.
Increasingly in demand for drum clinics and festivals, John has recently played such major events as:
* John Favicchia – Derek Roddy East Coast USA Clinic Tour 2014
* John Favicchia – Rob Hirons East Coast USA Clinic Tour 2013
* John Favicchia -Rob Hirons France Drum Clinic Tour 2012
* John Favicchia UK Drum Clinic Tour 2012
* John Favicchia- Bruno Farinelli Drum Clinic Tour Italy 09′ 10′ & 12′
* John Favicchia-Chris Lesso Drum Clinic Tour Canada 09′ 10′ & 11′
* John Favicchia-Mike Sorrentino Drum Clinic Tour UK-France 10′
* Cape Brenton International Drum Fest Nova Scotia Canada 07′
* Denver Music Institute Denver ,CO
* Drummers Collective NYC 07′ 08′ 10′ 13′
* Quebec City Music, Canada
* Just Drums, Toronto Canada
* Slam Jam 05 New Jersey
* East Coast Guitar Center Tour
* Sam Ash Music US Tour
* Long Island Drum Center
Said Mike Lomonaco, Just Drums, Toronto: John Favicchia is great. He’s a dynamic, very involved player who blew us all away with his great
playing and personality.
In November 2010 John’s Drum Method Book ‘Elements” was released on Wizdom/Alfred Music
John Endorses: Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Remo drum
heads. L.P. Percussion, Hansenfutz practice pedals, Axis pedals,Real Feel Pads, DrumFun, Beatnik, Factory Metal Percussion, KickPort,tune-bot, Drum Muffs, Cympads and Samson Mics.