Mark Feinman is a drummer and educator from the Tampa Bay area. He has extensive performance experience ranging from private engagements and musical theater to various concert venues including a big band tour of Italy and France, with performances at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy and Jazz a Juan in Juan Les Pins in France. Mark received a B.M. in Jazz Performance at SUNY Purchase in New York and an M.M. in Jazz Performance from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is the Adjunct Drum Set Instructor at St. Petersburg College, the University of Tampa and currently the President of the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, a Non-Profit organization focused on the performance, preservation & education of Jazz in the Tampa Bay area. Mark has had the opportunity to perform with La Lucha, Dick Hyman, Shelly Berg, Marty Morell, Russell Malone, Howard Alden, Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen, Chuck Redd, Nate Najar, Buster Cooper, Antonio Adolfo, Freda Payne, Arturo O’Farrill and many others world renowned musicians.