Fenton, who studied music at the Santo Domingo Conservatory and is
originally from the Dominican Republic, took instrument making classes
and studied in a variety of percussion workshops in Cuba, Haiti and with
Alto Moreida (Brazillian Percussion).
In 1975, he was a percussionist with the Santo Domingo music
conservatory orchestra, the Dominican folk ballet, and the Dominican
Republic Jazz Festival.
Mostly interested in his country’s musical roots, from 1982 to
1985 he lead the Raices band (jazz and Dominican folklore influenced
music) along with many concerts of experimental blends of percussion.