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Published on Apr 9, 2008

http://www.johnfav.com John Favicchia playing the tune "Step Up"


One of todays top players, New York-based John Favicchia has performed and/or recorded with such greats as Steve Khan, Tony Levin, Chieli Minucci, Lonnie Plaxico, John Benitez, Harvie S, Larry Coryell, Dean Brown,Rachel Z, Chris Geith, Laco Deczi, Mike Pope, John Benitez,Steve Adelson and Bob Malach. 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, Its all about the soul and the mind, but its very visceral as well. Im 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- Bruno Farinelli Drum Clinic Tour Italy 09' * John Favicchia-Chris Lesso Drum Clinic Tour Canada 09' * Cape Brenton International Drum Fest Nova Scotia Canada * Denver Music Institute Denver ,CO * Drummers Collective NYC * 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.

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 and Samson Mics.

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