Mark Feinman is a drummer, composer and educator who is inspired by individual human experiences and a diverse range of musical influences. He has extensive performance experience including jazz concerts, musical theater productions and big band performances at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy and Jazz a Juan in Juan Les Pins in France. Mark was awarded the Think Small to Think Big Grant, a Jazz on Edge 13 in 13 commission, and a Project GenYes! grant to present a multi-media project raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease at The Studio@620. As the drummer for the Tampa Bay-based trio La Lucha, Mark has performed at TEDxTampa Bay (2014), TEDxUSF (2015) & TEDxDouglasville (2017). Mark received a B.M. in Jazz Performance at SUNY Purchase and an M.M. in Jazz Performance from the University of South Florida. He is a Drum Set Instructor at St. Petersburg College and the University of Tampa, and he's currently a board member of Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, an organization focused on the preservation & education of Jazz in the Tampa Bay area.