Jimmy Carpenter Band

Jimmy Carpenter Band are NOT performing at the 2024 Big Blues Bender.
This page is an archive from thier past perfomance(s).

Jimmy Carpenter Band have appeared on 6 Big Blues Bender lineups.
2023, 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2016

Jimmy Carpenter is enjoying a great year, as live music begins to return. The saxophonist, singer-songwriter, and arranger has just won the 2021 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist/Horn (after 6 nominations). And he can now add Grammy-Winning Artist to his long resumé, for a composition he contributed to the New Orleans Nightcrawlers’ winning album, Atmosphere. As a sideman to some of the very best in the business, Jimmy has toured internationally with Tinsley Ellis, Jimmy Thackery, Walter Wolfman Washington, Eric Lindell, and most recently, Mike Zito and the Wheel. But now, after nearly 40 years in the business, he has reinvented himself as the Soul Doctor: frontman, bandleader, singer, and sax player. Soul Doctor is the title track of his latest album on Gulf Coast Records, which is getting a ton of airplay worldwide, along with truly stellar reviews. He is also Musical Director of The Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas. His touring band now features guitar hero Chris Tofield, who contributed mightily to the Soul Doctor recording.

“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

“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, October 2019

At the forefront, is Carpenter, playing his saxophone and singing like a legend from an era gone by….. The Soul Doctor has got the cure for your musical maladies.
The Real Music Observer for Rock and Blues Reviews

“…a vocal performance of timeless beauty, confirming Carpenter as one of the most complete and versatile artists of the Blues, Soul and Blues/Rock contemporary music scene
Gio Pilato, Bluebird Reviews

The 2024 Big Blues Bender Lineup