Jimmy Carpenter
  • Grammy Award Winner
  • 2022 BMA Award Winner "Instrumentalist Horn" Category
  • 2021 BMA Award Winner "Instrumentalist Horn" Category
  • Saxophonist, singer-songwriter, arranger, and Gulf Coast Records recording artist, Jimmy Carpenter is on a tear. Having won the 2021 and 2022 Blues Music Awards for Best Instrumentalist/Horn, he is nominated again in '23, his 8th nomination overall. He is a Grammy-Winning Composer, for a composition he contributed to the New Orleans Nightcrawlers' winning album, Atmosphere. Jimmy has toured internationally with Tinsley Ellis, Jimmy Thackery, Walter Wolfman Washington, Eric Lindell, and Mike Zito and the Wheel. 2019's Soul Doctor, his first album on Gulf Coast Records, was extremely well-received worldwide, and his fifth solo album, The Louisiana Record, released in September 2022, has introduced a decidedly New Orleans influence into his high energy shows. Jimmy has been a working musician for over 40 years, spent many years in New Orleans, and now resides in Las Vegas, where he is the Musical Director of one of the hottest blues festivals in the world, The Big Blues Bender.

    In 2023 Jimmy will play the Tampa Bay and Billtown Blues Festivals, Blues From the Top, Cahors Blues Festival, France (w/Bender Brass), Chenango Blues Fest, White Mountain Blues and Boogie, The Big Blues Bender, Zion Music Festival, The Big Easy Cruise (w/Bender Brass), and Blues Alive, Sumperk, CZ.

    Press Quotes

    "Jimmy Carpenter is truly one of the world's great rock and roll, Blues, and soul saxophone players. Pure heart and soul mixed with amazing energy!!" - Walter Trout

    "He's always been one of the premier sax players around. But Jimmy is also a stellar songwriter and singer. His voice is at its best on 'Soul Doctor', Jimmy's best record to date." - Mike Zito

    "I have been a Jimmy Carpenter fan for 20 years, from the first time I heard him play with Jimmy Thackery. He's always been one of the premier sax players around. But Jimmy is also a stellar songwriter and singer. His voice is at its best on 'Soul Doctor', Jimmy's best record to date. This album oozes cool and rocks hard with a classic sound that only Jimmy Carpenter can bring to the table." Mike Zito

    "Soul Doctor takes you into the mind of an amazingly talented artist." - IndiePulse Music

    "He had everyone up dancing, nice uplifting soul blues with fab Sax that put a smile on our faces, left you feeling on a high." - Chris Cooper, Carlisle Blues Festival 2021.

    "...confirming Carpenter as one of the most complete and versatile artists of the Blues, Soul and Blues/Rock contemporary music scene." - Gio Pilato

    "Soul Doctor is a celebration of great, perfectly executed rock and blues. It's a beacon of light on a mostly dark and dreary musical landscape. It will restore your faith in decent, honest music, played by dedicated, talented musicians. The Soul Doctor has got the cure for your musical maladies." The Real Music Observer for Rock and Blues Reviews

    "This is a great album to play if you're looking for an instant mood boost. It's hard to remain in a foul mood when you hear this collection of songs." - Gary Schwind, Americana Highways

    Booking September 2024

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    Booking Information


    Movinmusic is booking Jimmy Carpenter shows for the UK and Europe from the 19th September onwards in 2024. Interested venue owners & promoters can contact us about his availability via e-mail or 0044 (0)1209 860067.


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