212 – Justin Faulkner: Young blood, old soul

Justin Faulkner is a phenom. That’s a bold statement, but it’s 100% accurate. Not one to label himself a “prodigy”, Faulkner has been playing professionally since he was 13 and now at at 25  is a young, in-demand player who’s has the attention of Jazz fans and luminaries alike. Currently, Justin in the drummer for Branford Marsalis, a position he’s held since he was 18 years old. Make no mistake about it, Justin Faulkner is the real deal.

“Tradition does not mean to look after the ash, but to keep the flame alive.” – Jean Jaure (Tweet this)

Justin Faulkner talks about:

  • Getting started playing at a young age
  • Gigging wile still in middle school
  • The roles of his many teachers
  • Why he doesn’t label himself
  • Finding that signature ride sound
  • His appreciation and love of Jazz
  • Practice routines
  • Much more

Resources / Links / People mentioned

    • Contact Justin Faulkner: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
    • Sam Ruttenberg
    • Susan Jones
    • Mark Johnson
    • Community Unity Music Festival
    • Nazir Ebo

Justin Faulkner Plays:

  • Craviotto Drums
  • Zildjian Cymbals
  • Vic Firth Sticks
  • Tama Hardware

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