JT Bates

Bonny Light Horseman

JT Bates


Paiste Artist Since
July 2020

United States

Main Affiliation
Bonny Light Horseman

Other Affiliations
Alpha Consumer
Big Red Machine


Follow Artist

„Reliable beauty. I love these instruments. They are multifaceted and still simple. In the studio, I love that I don't really NEED to switch cymbals out to obtain different sounds. “



JT grew up playing jazz music with his dad and brothers. Learning how to listen and be interactive at a young age has proven to be a great jumping off point. Improvised music has been a continued passion and influence, but has also informed his unique style of session drumming. Becoming sought after by many songwriters as well as jazz musicians has helped him create a creative discography that covers many genres and continues to grow.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds