John Favicchia

In this 20-minute video interview with New York drummer, composer, author and educator, John Favicchia, I spoke with John about how he got started playing the drums, making a career in music, and how he keeps his performance and clinic schedule so full. We also discussed his new book, Elements, as well as his approach and concepts for his drum clinics.

Recorded during the 2011 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis, IN.

John Favicchia has performed and/or recorded with the likes of Steve Khan, Tony Levin, Chieli Minucci, Lonnie Plaxico, John Benitez, Harvie S, Larry Coryell, Eddie Money, The Tokens, 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 album, World Time, earned rave reviews and was a Top 10 Critics Pick of the Year in Jazziz Magazine. His latest CD, 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.

In November 2010, John's drum method book Elements was released on Wizdom/Alfred Music.