"I play piano & keyboards, and sing for money." -JT
John "JT" Talmadge has been a professional performer for over 30 years; playing piano and keyboards with a variety of artists and bands in venues ranging from backyards to huge stadiums. He's also had theater experience; including serving as musical director for local college theater productions for which he developed the initial musical arrangements, as well as experience as a church musician and choir director.
JT’s been based in the Chicago area for his entire life and career. However, he's put in some time on the road with a few acts including international blues artist Lonnie Brooks. While with Lonnie, JT traveled the United States and Europe, sharing stages with such artists as: Buddy Guy, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Wilson Pickett, the Blues Brothers, and Koko Taylor. On July 4th, 2002, JT joined the Lonnie Brooks Blues Band in a performance at the Davenport, Iowa Blues Festival that was featured live as a part of the ABC television special, “In