Producer, Great South Bay Music Festival
A founding member of the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, James Faith has served as producer for each of the biannual Induction Awards Ceremonies and, as the producer of concerts for many summers at the Brookhaven Amphitheatre, was instrumental in raising the organization’s profile in its early years. Currently, he is the owner of J Faith Presents, a concert and events production company and performing artist booking agency located in Port Jefferson Village, New York. Faith has been booking entertainment and producing shows, large and small, for over 30 years.He has promoted or produced Tony Bennett, Alice Cooper, The Beach Boys, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Dave Brubeck, Cheap Trick, B.B. King, Dr. John, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Mountain, Hot Tuna, Pat Benatar, Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzman, Michael Feinstein, George Benson, James Cotton, Squeeze, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Ashanti, Train, Blue Oyster Cult, Vanilla Fudge, String Cheese Incident, Foghat, Judy Collins, Graham Nash, the Doobie Brothers, 311, Ritchie Havens, and many, many more! He is also the producer of several successful festivals including Long Island’s largest music festival, The Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue, as well as the American Music Festival in Port Jefferson. Faith has produced events at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Waldorf Astoria New York, Staller Center, Lincoln Center, Oheka Castle, New York Public Library, Temple of Dendur, and a variety of fundraisers, including several Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame Induction Awards Galas. Additionally, he is a co-founder of the Count Basie Orchestra, Invitational High School Scholarship Festival, a two-day event that awarded over $80,000 in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors heading for music-related colleges and universities and currently sits on the Entertainment Committee of LI Cares, the Harry Chapin Food bank. Faith lives with his fiancé Sue and dog, Annie, in Miller Place, New York, and has two daughters Jamie—his partner at J Faith Presents—and Jacqueline.