Jimmy CarpenterDoors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm
Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.Blues Music Award nominee Jimmy Carpenter’s career has spanned over 35 years, and shows no sign of slowing down. The saxophonist, singer/songwriter/arranger began in North Carolina in 1980, touring the East Coast with the renegade blues band, The Alka-Phonics. He then moved to Virginia to work with blues-rock outfit.The Believers, where his talent for singing, songwriting, and the music business grew. Since then he has toured the globe with Tinsley Ellis, Jimmy Thackery, and, after a move to New Orleans in 2004, with Walter Wolfman Washington, Eric Lindell, and most recently, his long-time friend and musical cohort, Mike Zito. In addition to thousands of live performances, he has written, arranged, and recorded the horns for many of these artists’ recordings. Now living in Las Vegas, his reputation as one of the premiere Blues, Rock-n-Roll and R&B saxophonists continues to grow, and he is heavily involved in the new and very popular Big Blues Bender festival, as assistant talent buyer and musical director. In late 2017 Jimmy released his third solo album, which follows the acclaimed Toiling in Obscurity, (self-release, 2008), and Walk Away, (Vizztone, 2014).The aptly entitled Jimmy Carpenter Plays the Blues: is a straight-up, no frills, blues sax record, produced by Mike Zito and featuring classic blues covers and some cool originals. Jimmy continues to tour internationally with his own band, and often as a special guest on major festivals all over the world.