John “JT” Thompson is the piano player for several State College bands. Two years ago he started The Sunday Jam at The Darkhorse Tavern. He started the jam as a way to allows musicians of all skill levels to get together and perform every Sunday night.
JT’s love for music started at the early age of eleven when he received his first piano lesson. Through the years he toured with multiple rock bands. JT was in his late thirties when he hit his midlife crisis and decided to give up his music career to pursue an education in English from Georgia State University.
It was only a few years after he received his degree that he was working full-time and decided to go back to playing the piano. Today, his passion for music thrives within the State College bars.