b. 24 Might 1952, London, Britain. A multi-instrumentalist focusing on the trumpet, Defries remained for two conditions of his training course at Leeds University of Music, attaining knowledge in the Surrey State Youth Orchestra rather. During his twenties he performed in Don Weller’s Main Procedure, Julian Bahula’s Jabula, and Dudu Pukwana’s Zila. In the first 80s, aswell as using Chris MacGregor’s Brotherhood Of Breathing, he co-led Sunwind with guitarist Tag Wood, which gained the 1982 Greater London Arts Council Jazz Competition. He afterwards caused the Breakfast Music group and Loose Pipes. In the 90s Defries shifted to Spain where, in the brand new millennium, he performs along with his quartet composed of Santiago Reyes (acoustic guitar), Francisco Lopez (bass) and Valentin Iturat (drums).