JUSTIN FAULKNER constantly performs in the Philadelphia area with some of the world’s best known artists. He studied classical music with Sam Ruttenburg at the Settlement Music School and trained in jazz at the Kimmel Center and Clef Club on the Avenue of the Arts. He has played with the Terrence Brown Quartet, Will Wright Quartet, 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, Christian McBride. He has performed with Odean Pope, Tyrone Brown, Aaron Graves, Ella Ghant, Peter Nero, Bootise Barnes, Jimmy Heath, Yoichi Uzeki, Ravi Coltrane , Julian Presley, 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, Farid Barron, among others. Justin is currently enrolled at Berkley School of Music and is the drummer for Branford Marsalis Quartet and actor Terrance Howard.