JT Bates


JT Bates is a Minneapolis based drummer, composer, and curator. The Jazz Implosion series, now in its 18th year, remains the strongest weekly showcase of modern and avant-garde jazz music in the Twin Cities. Playing and recording drums continues to keep him occupied, currently with Erik Koskinen Band, Alpha Consumer, Dead Man Winter, Phil Cook & the Guitarheels, Orchestra Hall’s Atrium Jazz Quintet, Bates/Nichols/Bates, and in the past with The Blind Boys of Alabama, Fat Kid Wednesday, Michel Portal, and Andrew Bird.

You are welcome to stream the “Open Relationships” (TGNP) record here, as well as some ambient creations

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