I am Jacobi Gunter, from Columbia SC, born 2 lbs. 7 ounces, with a rare kidney disorder called “Barter’s Syndrome. I started playing drums at the age of 18 months, and have continued to play ever since. I have had many favorable opportunities. Just to name a few: at 15 I was the youngest person chosen to be a part of the NBA Charlotte Bobcats drum team, who are now The Charlotte Hornets. The drum team consisted of a group of talented drummers providing drumming entertainment for the fans as they entered the arena. Before the audition, they asked me my age. When I told them, they stated that I was to young, as the minimum was 18 years old. I still auditioned that day, and they made an exception.
Later on, at 17 years old, I was asked to do a half time solo performance during the Bobcats (Now Hornets) VS Lakers game. In 2013, the organization decided not to script the drum team in to the entertainment for the upcoming year. However, in 2014 I was asked to come back as a solo Artist to perform center court (every Wednesday game) for the team’s introduction. My ULTIMATE interest is playing drums. During my down time, as I complete my education, my passion and gift is to continue inspiring drummers of all ages.