John Venezia


John Venezia is a drummer, bassist, composer, band leader, and educator based in Philadelphia. John is a graduate from the University of the Arts with a bachelor’s degree in jazz instrumental performance. John has performed and recorded with various artists at different venues throughout Philadelphia and New York. He has experience playing a variety of musical styles: Jazz, Funk, Rock, Pop, Country, Musical Theater, Blues, etc. He has played notable music festivals and prominent music venues such as 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival, Pleasantville Music Festival, Brooklyn Bowl, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, The 55 Bar, World Cafe Live, The Iridium and several others. In closing of 2019, three songs that John recorded drums on with NY based artists, Mosa and Andrew Weiss & Friends, were featured on Billboard, American Songwriter and Glide Magazine. In addition, John also leads his own group, called “Wack Cheddar” which is a Philadelphia based jazz-funk-rock group.

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