Primary Instrument: Drums
Justin Faulkner constantly performs in the Philadelphia area with some of the world's best known artists.
He studies classical music with Sam Ruttenburg at the Settlement Music School and is trained in jazz at the Kimmel Center and Clef Club on the Avenue of the Arts. He plays regularly at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts with the Youth Jazz Ensemble. He is also the current premier and house drummer for the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts.
In addition to performance, he is seen playing every Sunday at the West Park Church in Philadelphia, PA.
He currently plays with the J Tyme Experience which is his own personal group, Terrence Brown Quartet, Will Wright Quartet, Rohm and Hass Jazz Ensemble, the Orrin Evans Trio, the Paul Sipio Sextet and various other groups. He has been mentored by many musicians such as: Daren Metz, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Dennis Chambers, Shawn Pelton, Christian McBride.
He has performed with Odean Pope, Tyrone Brown, Aaron Graves, Ella Gahnt, Peter Nero, Bootise Barnes, Jimmy Heath, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Yoichi Uzeki, Ravi Coltrane , Julian Presley , Orrin Evans featuring the group Luv Park, Mike Boone, Sam Reed, Craig McIver, Tony Williams, Sherry Wilson Butler, Denise King, Victor Wooten and Royel “Future Man” Wooten, Eric Lewis, Duane Eubanks, Lee Smith, Bobby McFerrin, Tim Warfield, and James Moody, Eric Revis, JD Walter, Jafar Barron, Farid Barron, among others.