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ABOUT JT CURTIS

Since he began playing guitar at the ripe age of 8 years old, JT Curtis’ life has been dedicated to music. With his virtuoso guitar chops, gutbucket vocals, and explosive energy, Curtis’ burning desire to play music has taken him from Los Angeles to New York City, where he made his Broadway performance debut as George Harrison in LET IT BE, also touring with the production.

Such is the theme of Curtis’ ONE LAST STAND, a high-energy concept album that takes you across the great divide: a journey from adolescence to adulthood.

ONE LAST STAND received airplay for the songs "Bootleg Gasoline" and "Home (Last Stand)" (both of which were made into videos in collaboration with the WGA winning company Creative Lifeguard).

 

The travel theme continues on Curtis' latest release, Elements, with an accompanying video shot all over the world (New York, San Diego, Rome, even Pompeii).

Television has been a stage in and of itself where Curtis' original productions have played on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, NCAA and even The Super Bowl. Don’t call it selling out, we all gotta pay the rent!

 

Curtis began his career leading his the all-star L.A. band 7th Sun. In 2008, the band released their debut album FROM THE BEGINNING, featuring Adam Kury (Candlebox), Stephen Quadros (Snow) and Micheal Russeck (Quactus) Produced by Curtis, the album was nominated “Best Independent CD” by Southbay Music Awards, and praised by Music Connection for the band’s musicianship, particularly Curtis’ guitar work: “JT Curtis' formidable fretwork recalls the likes of Clapton, Allman, and Page.” The album is still available across the internet.

 

Near the end of the decade, Curtis stated a notable YouTube series called “One Man Band,” where he covered classic rock songs, performing all the instruments himself (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals). In 2010, JT Curtis produced his first solo release, the funky rocking MAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE / THE UNCIVILIZED CITY. With provocative lyrics and intense gut-grabbing music, this single is a must-have!

 

Unable to clone himself for live performances, Curtis formed his own band, Mad Mongoose, first seen on YouTube performing an original composition called "Shake it Off" (long before Taylor Swift released her song of the same name) which has featured some of New York's top musicians (including Todd Meredith of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, WICKED drummer Darcy Macrae, LEZ ZEPPELIN bassist Joan Chew, and several others).

In the wake of his father's passing in 2018, Curtis produced a song utilizing poetry from Jay Curtis' poetry book IN AND OUT OF DREAMING; a classical piece entitled "Amsterdam Square". Their posthumous collaboration was heard again on ELEMENTS.

 

Beginning 2015, JT Curtis began hosting a YouTube series called “The History of Rock & Roll” discussing the genera’s history decade by decade, with a little help from his friend Nick Patrella. The concept was also brought to the stage as a live show in notable venues such as B.B. King's in Times Square and Cafe Wha?

 

Curtis has backed up many powerful artists and groups. In 2009, he performed for Jimmy Carter’s 85th Birthday with the award winning St. Genevieve High School chorale. Curtis has also worked with Shooter Jennings, Oscar Brashear, Jesse Malin, Don DiLego, Becky and the Blu-Tones, eTheReal Soul and countless others.

 

If you want to book JT Curtis for events, or just want to say hi, please send an email to: jt@jtcurtismusic.com