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JT Rollerson

About the Artist

James Rollerson, known professionally as "JT", from Charleston, South Carolina, began playing drums for his church at the age of 8 where he was exposed to some of the best musicians in the region inspiring him to grow and follow a musical path.

His performances to-date include Tye Tribbett (Gospel's Multi-Grammy winner), Jonathan Nelson, Lloyd, Jo Jo, Miguel and more!

TV appearances:

"McDonalds Choir Showcase " (UPN & FOX Network)
"Low Country Live" (ABC)
"Lopez Tonight" with George Lopez (TBS)
"Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson (CBS)
"Hall Of Games Awards Show "(Cartoon Network)
Canada's "Much Music TV" (muchmusic.com)
"Tonight Show" with Jay Leno (NBC)
"Live with Kelly Ripa" (ABC)
"Presidential Inaugural Ball" (CNN)
JT is and has been the drummer for the "Far East Movement", the Asian-American pop-rap group from Los Angeles, CA (Cherry Tree/ Interscope Records), having charted with the songs "Like A G6", "Rocketeer" and latest hit single "Live My Life" featuring Justin Bieber.

JT's current completed tours include the: "I AM STILL MUSIC TOUR" with the artists Keri Hilson, Rick Ross, Lloyd and headliner Lil Wayne. "Sorry For Party Rocking Tour" (in U.S. and Asia) with LMFAO!

He's also had the privilege and honor of performing for the president of the united states at his 2013 Inaugural ball!

JT is now gearing up to head out on a 3 month tour with hip hop sensation Asap Rocky on Rihanna's "Diamonds World Tour" coming this spring 2013!!

We asked... Why Gretsch?

Two words… Foundation and consistency! This company has been making quality products for years, never straying from what really works in making great drums, but they've also been consistent with staying in sync with the times. Continually creating new products and coming up with innovative ideas! All while still keeping that classic appeal!!!


Prince, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Sting, The Roots, James Brown, Michael Jackson, and a lot of artist from the Motown days.


My advice for up and coming musicians is my "4 P's" method. PRACTICE..PERSONALITY..PRAYER..and most of all…PATIENTS!!!

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