Genres:New Age, Easy Listening, Reggae/Dub, Country - Contemporary/Pop, Electronic - Lounge/Chillout, Electronic - Pop, Electronic - Ambient, Jazz - JazzPop/Light Jazz, Pop Rock, Pop - Electronic, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Specialty - Promo Music, Specialty - HumanDrama/Emotions, Rock - Pop Rock, World - Island
Samuel J. Faraci is a producer, pianist, educator and composer. Sam has many music productions to his credit. Sam’s debut CD, 'From A Storybook,' was released on September 20th, 2008. The album features 11 compositions, all composed, mixed and produced by Sam.
In the Winter of 07/08 Sam was asked to co-produce an album for the University of Miami’s student-run record label ‘Cane Records. The album, titled ‘Les Is More’ features 11 tracks by Miami Hip-Hop artist LES. Sam had the opportunity to co-produce and co-write the album with Cava Menzies, as well as share mixing responsibilities with Grammy Award Winning Engineer Mark Roofe. Sam has also mixed and produced albums and tracks for DJ Gwon, CAVA, Sunlea, American Idol golden ticket winner Kaleigh Renard, and EI (Evolution's Improvisation).
Sam’s compositions have been featured on national TV and radio spots. Most recently, the song ‘Emocean,’ co-written by Sam and Daniel Harvey was featured on the ABC programs ‘Good Morning America,’ ‘The NBA Playoffs,’ and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’
Sam earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Providence College in Providence, RI. Studying piano with Ms. Rosalind Chua, Sam studied classical music during the day, and played in rock and jazz groups at night. During the summers, Sam took courses in Music Business and Jazz Piano at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Immediately following his graduation from Providence, Sam moved to Miami, FL where he earned a diploma in Audio Production from the SAE Institute of Audio Technology. At SAE, Sam studied with producers Vincent DiPasquale (Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Nelly Furtado) and J.T. (Creed, Scott Stapp, Lauryn Hill, KC & The Sunshine Band). Upon completing his studies at SAE, Sam began working on his Masters of Music Degree in Media Writing and Production at the University of Miami. Sam studied composition and film scoring with Gary Lindsay and Raul Murciano (Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine). Sam graduated with his Master's Degree from the University of Miami in 2008.
Immediately following his graduation from Miami, Sam was hired as an adjunct professor of audio production at both Barry University in Miami Shores, and the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Sam teaches basic and advanced courses in audio production at both schools. Sam also gives piano lessons to students of all ages and levels at Music America in Ft. Lauderdale, as well as running his own Project Based Recording Studio called Lighthouse Audio.
Originally from Connecticut, Sam began playing piano at age 7 after being inspired by his father, who also plays piano. Throughout high school Sam played keyboards in a local band that enjoyed mild success throughout New England, playing at venues such as Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, Tammany Hall and The Palladium in Worcester, MA, as well as various colleges throughout New England. Sam’s band even had the pleasure of opening up for the jam band Umphrey’s McGee in Danbury, CT. The band recorded an LP titled ‘Emocean’ with Connecticut producer Alan Veniscofsky at The Space Recording Studio. The title track, Emocean, which was composed by Sam and friend Daniel Harvey, was the Rhode Island state finalist in the BMI / John Lennon Songwriting Competition.