JT started playing guitar at age 8. Born and raised in New York City, JT started his performing career in the late 1980’s as a professional musician in the New York scene with regional east coast touring in the 90’s. Recently he has toured the U.S. from 2011-2014 performing in theaters, performing arts center, outdoor festivals, Vegas and other casinos nationwide covering over 30 states.
For the last 2 decades, JT has performed with, shared the stage/billing or opened for many well known musicians and groups like Cameron Brown, Les Paul Jr., Buddy Cage, Jeremy Wall and Jay Azzolina (Spyro Gyra), Bill Perry, Gil Parris, Danny Aielo, Peter Noone (Hermans Hermits), The Duprees, Louis Prima Jr. and many others.
JT is a Berklee College of Music graduate (magna cum laude honors) and studied with jazz greats like George Garzone, Gato Barbieri, Cameron Brown, Joe Lovano, Herb Pomeroy, Jeremy Wall, Dick Oatts, and many others who have inspired JT to create his own dynamic style on Guitar, Tenor and Alto Saxophones, an uncommon doubling.
Currently JT is writing and recording his new jazz CD called “Convergence” to be released later this summer and developing a reality TV show with a national TV production company which is being presented to many national TV networks like MTV International, VH-1, Discovery, A & E, AXS, FYI, The Travel Channel and others. He is also working with a well known music publisher/producer from Los Angeles planning touring of Europe later this year and in 2018, with a focus on Italy, Germany, France and Spain. JT will be performing in Italy this fall so stay tuned for details!
As a teacher, JT has privately taught over 100 students in the last 25 years.