Bender Brass Featuring Jimmy Carpenter, Deanna Bogart, Randy Oxford, Doug Woolverton, Mark Earley & Russell Jackson
Featuring Jimmy Carpenter, Deanna Bogart, Randy Oxford, Doug Woolverton, Mark Earley & Russell Jackson
Jimmy Carpenter is one of the hardest working sax men in the music business. He is a staple on the New Orleans music scene working for years with Blues Great Tinsley Ellis, as the Band Leader with New Orleans' famous Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Road Manager and Saxman with the legendary Jimmy Thackery, and of late traveling the world with Mike Zito and The Wheel. Jimmy also has his solo career and his latest release on VizzTone “Walk Away” was critically acclaimed. Jimmy Carpenter's Sax bellows with rich Soul, jumps with thumping Funk and howls with a Muscle Shoals richness that is unmatched.
Deanna Bogart possesses a gift for approaching blues, soul, and R&B material with mesmerizing warmth and firmness. Gifted as a dual threat as a superb pianist and exceptional Sax player, she has a musical versatility that is simply astounding. Deanna Bogart is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and multifaceted musician and has garnered three consecutive Blues Music Awards' Horn Instrumentalist of the Year for 2008, 2009 and 2010. Her sound is the epitome of sophistication and elegance. Deanna Bogart is a welcome addition to any on-stage line-up and is a shining light on every stage she's graced.
Randy Oxford: When folks think of superior Blues instrumentation guitar, keyboards, Blues harp, and saxophone come to mind but rarely ever trombone. Out of the evergreen state of Washington comes a Blues Man that has taken the deep driving sound of this slide instrument to a whole new level. He has a thick grin that fronts a positive, good-humored attitude that surely comes through on every note he exhales. Randy honed his craft while serving in the US Army's multifaceted military band in Europe and Monterey, California. After years of night tripping road touring, Randy has total control of the trombone and uses the full extent on the instrument's tonal range. Randy has a clear impeccable sense of timing with every artist he accompanies.
Doug Woolverton: Since the tender age of 7, Doug Woolverton has been cultivating his smooth, soulful, yet energetic trumpet sound for audiences around the world becoming one of the most in-demand, versatile trumpeters of his generation. Alumni of the spectacular Blues outfit Roomful of Blues, Doug is a Turn It Up trumpeter that blends a musical cocktail that is stout and refreshing.
Mark Earley: When he is not touring or recording with Roomful of Blues, the list is long of the artists that have invited Mark Earley to blow his astounding saxophone. Wayne Newton, J. Giles Band, Taj Mahal, Coco Montoya, The Fabulous Thunderbirds are but a handful of world-renowned artists that have recognized his extraordinary talent.
Russell Jackson: Starting his career with Otis Clay, Russell Jackson worked his way to B.B. King's Band and toured with the Blues legend for over six years. His distinctive style on the Bass Guitar is an energy filled funky groove line that lays a solid foundation for the players around him. The discography and list of music luminaries that he has shared the studio and stage with are long, distinguished and award winning. Sporting a wide music maker grin, Russell Jackson is sure to Let the Good Times Roll as he thumps his way in letting the audience know that this is what the Blues Bass Guitar is all about.