Whether it be as a composer, guitarist, producer, or performer, John DeFaria is constantly engaged in the art of music making. Always excited by a challenge, he finds it hard to stay away from different directions in music. Whether it be contributing to the multi-platinum success of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, collaborating with producers such as Phil Ramone, George Duke, Maurice White or David Foster, or touring with Kenny Loggins, Bob James, Kitaro and Jon Anderson of Yes, John loves stretching his talents out. “It’s always fun to try something new.”
John won the ASCAP pop award for his hit song “Get on Your Feet” and also won an American Music award for favorite Pop/Rock group with Gloria and the MSM crew.
As a musician, John has recorded on numerous movie scores such as “Holes,” James Camerons’s “Ghosts of the Abyss,” “Uptown Girls;” commercials for Direct TV and Subaru; and television shows for Lifetime, Discovery Channel, Warner Brothers Telepictures and The Oprah Winfrey show. Through his association with composer Dean Grinsfelder, John as been working on the PBS documentary series “Ocean Adventures” with Jean Michelle Cousteau, which was recently nominated for an Emmy award for best Music and Sound Design. John also completed the score for the Warner Brothers movie “Dukes of Hazzard 2 – The Beginning.”