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Old 01-11-2008, 04:44 AM
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Default John Favicchia here

He is one of my favorite fusion/jazzy/Latin drummers around. His music with his band (Dharma Allstars) is excellent, I just can't get enough!! I did his website (johnfav.com and be warned Mozilla users, your version is not done yet, lol) and talked to him on the phone and he is very relaxed person to talk to and is just great in general. Here is his bio [hint hint Bernhard, ; ) ].

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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 Swartz, Larry Coryell, Dean Brown,Chris Geith 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:

Cape Brenton Drum Fest 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. Hes a dynamic, very involved player who blew us all away with his great playing and personality. When he arrived to play his clinic not everyone knew who he was. He soon changed that! John Endorses: Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Remo drum heads. L.P. Percussion, Hansenfutz practice pedals, Real Feel Pads, DrumFun and Samson Mics.

and a few vids ....

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z6GnDjJcEsE
http://youtube.com/watch?v=MRBB9SGPT8E
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ft_pzcuR1NU
http://youtube.com/watch?v=vwh9MAmZ18U
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pQML1unUWsA
http://youtube.com/watch?v=t-1TuUrRwis

some sound clips of his band...

"Coincidence"
"Progression"
"Dharma"

Thats about it, enjoy!

Peace,
AGR
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