JP Feenstra is a drummer/percussionist well known throughout Philadelphia and NY. From the bars of Ithaca to Philly’s World Café Live, he has earned a reputation for being the groove guy you can depend on.

Drawing inspiration from a long line of world percussionists including Stewart Copeland and Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, Feenstra has spent his career blending various cultural elements. Indian tabla rhythms, Japanese Taiko patterns, Elvin Jones jazz influences, and a healthy dose of John Bonham merge together in his music.

In addition to drumming for The WizBangs, he’s worked with the art-rock trio Luminous Beings, Philly’s Sidewalk Atlas, and been the backup percussionist for Ithaca’s Samuel B. Lupowitz & The Ego Band. JP is also on-call as a pit drummer for theaters in and around the Greater Philadelphia area for sold-out runs of Avenue Q, Shrek The Musical, La Cage aux Folles, and In The Heights.

JP composed and arranged drum scores for the independent rock opera The Handsomest Man in America and recently the Underbite Theatre Company’s original musical Snyder V. Phelps, which premiered at Philadelphia’s 2014 Fringe Festival.

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