Thanks for your interest in my services. Even though I'm new to GigMasters, I am not new to the professional music scene. After 25 years of playing the New York City tri state area music scene, I decided to move to Florida a few years ago and I love it. I've done over 4000 professional gigs in the last 30 years. I mainly offer solo Jazz with backing music, duet with vocalist or DJ, or a Jazz quartet that contains myself, piano, bass and drums. I've been in the south Florida music scene for 7 years and I've spent decades playing in the New York music scene with my jazz band, cover bands, original bands, etc. If you want an authentic New York style jazz experience for your venue or event, look no further. I play guitar, tenor sax, alto sax and I even sing lead on a few tunes so it's not all instrumental. I'm the ONLY pro level multi-instrumentalist that plays sax AND guitar. A very rare doubling. Have you ever heard someone play Take Five by David Brubeck, a George Benson tune on guitar then Tenor sax to play some John Coltrane? It lends itself to a unique jazz experience and I can provide that to your guests. I've also worked and owned my own businesses in the Real Estate Industry for the last 25 years, giving me the business experience to be able to easily work with party and wedding planners and all types of venues. I've recently toured the U.S. for 3 years playing over 400 gigs in 25 states. I am able to provide you with a professional and pleasant demeanor and experience. My fees start at 200 for me alone and start at 600 for the 4 piece jazz quartet. Please don't hesitate to inquire about my servies and customizing them for your needs!
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 25 states.
For the last 2 1/2 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, a rare uncommon doubling.