Funky, Soulful, Jazzy, Rocking Blues Piano
by John "JT" Thompson
“JTBlues” is the nom de musicien of John “JT” Thompson, an inimitable fixture in the central Pennsylvania music scene. You may have seen him as the keyboard player in one of the various groups he performs with, or as a soloist, perhaps playing gentle music in the background during dinner, or rocking out as The One-Man Piano Band.
Influenced by great piano players like Dr. John, Ann Rabson, Professor Longhair, and Bill Payne, JT’s style is rooted in the Blues, but his repertoire
encompasses much more than that.
JT covers Popular, Rock, and Jazz music, Piano Bar tunes, Standards – and Original tunes. He plays for receptions, weddings, birthdays, while performing
in restaurants, breweries, hotels, theaters, house parties – and barns. In the recording studio, he’s been told that his playing “elevates the track.” If you
need a piano player for any reason, give JT a call.
He’s released two albums of music, “Chase Away Your Blues” and “This Way That Way,” has been a Jamarama host on the Legendary Blues Cruise, and a
finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennesseee
In addition to his solo performances, JT regularly plays keyboards with:
The Denicats (JT’s party band)
The Triple A Blues Band (central PA’s iconic Blues band)
Natascha & The Spy Boys (Jazz, Blues, and Swing)
The Skoal Brothers (High-energy Blues-inspired Rock ‘n Roll)
Joy Marie and The Gill Street Band (9-pc classic Soul/Funk/R&B horn band)
The Doug McMinn Blues Band (traditional Blues)
He also occasionally performs with:
and just about anyone else who gives him a call!