John Favicchia here

Tama Player

Silver Member
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 ( 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, ; ) ].


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 ....

some sound clips of his band...


Thats about it, enjoy!

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Senior Member
Hey Everyone!! John Favicchia here---

All my drum buddies told me to stop by and post here. I must say this is an amazing site and forum. It is great to see all the great players up here.

I have been posting some new vids on youtube if you want to check them out.

video 1

I also have a new website my gig dates and sounds clips are up there!

That is it for now.



Phil Maturano


You old daaawwggg!!!!! Whatss uuppp!!!!! hahaaaaaaa
Man lets talk on the phone huh?

Nice to see you here!
Big hugs


Platinum Member

Welcome on DrummerWorld forum John.

Make yourself DW forum a comfy home, have fun & enjoy your stay.

Nice clip there, I enjoyed that double-bass groove. The kit sound really nice.

Take care


That Guy

Platinum Member

Welcome to Drummerworld John!

I'm really digging the sound of your kit. It's not your everyday sound. It has a nice street gig sound... definately making it your own.

Phil Maturano


Fav drop me a line and tell me when to call you.
I am back in NY now. Lets hook up mang!!!

PS monday, keith at bitter end.


Senior Member
Not sure of the etiquette on forums but thought I would post my next clinic tour dates...


Mar 11 2008 7:00PM DRUM CLINIC @ SAM ASH MUSIC Cherry Hill ,NJ
Mar 13 2008 7:00PM DRUM CLINIC @ SAM ASH MUSIC Huntington, NY
Mar 18 2008 7:00PM DRUM CLINIC @ SAM ASH MUSIC Edison ,New Jersey
Mar 20 2008 7:00PM DRUM CLINIC @ SAM ASH MUSIC King Of Prussia,PA
Mar 27 2008 7:00PM DRUM CLINIC @ SAM ASH MUSIC Paramus ,New Jersey
April 10 2008 7:00PM DRUM CLINIC @ SAM ASH MUSIC White Plains, NY
April 24 2008 7:00PM DRUM CLINIC @ SAM ASH MUSIC New York City

Tama Player

Silver Member
By the way, Alex is great at all this tech stuff! ... We need people like you Alex, great work!!

As a funny side note, John lives in Long Island and I live in NJ.

But on March 27th, I'm doing a Sam Ash clinic in Long Island, and he's doing one in NJ (15 minutes from me) lol

I'm telling my students to go to his, and he's telling his crew to go to mine lol

Hey Dan! Nice to see you as well!

Alex R


Senior Member
Hey Jeff-


I have a book that is coming out on my Elements concept. If anyone has seen one of my clinics this is the main topic I talk about. It is a method for bridging the gap between technique and application to drum set...

I have a few offers from publishers. I have some meetings set up to see were it all goes. I will keep you posted and thanks!!