Known for his long tenure with Conjunto Colores, J.T., as his friends call him, played with many greats in all types of music, including jazz vocalist Leon Thomas, keyboardist Richard Kermode (Janis Joplin, Santana), David Amram, bassist Marshall Hawkins, Richie Cole, Jon "Bowser" Bauman of Sha Na Na, The Drifters, The Coasters, Lesley Gore, The Shirelles, local artists Hazel Miller, Vic Cionetti, Ron Henry and Mistura Fina, among many others.
Jimmy was a clinician with drummers Gerry Brown, Mark Craney, percussionists Alex Acuña, José Rossy (Weather Report) and guitarist Robben Ford. He hosted Salsa Con Jazz and Monday's Night Beat.
J.T. Trujillo was a Yamaha Guitars, GHS Strings and Markbass Amplifiers Artist.