Featuring many Gulf coast artists, like Mike Zito, Albert Castiglia, Billy Price, Kevin Burt, Diana Rein, The Proven Ones

All due respect to Mariah Carey, it's time for some NEW Christmas music!!

I co-wrote a song on this Grammy-Nominated Release!

Congrats to my friends New Orleans Nightcrawlers!!

I had the great honor of writing a tune called Tomb Tune, with trombonist Craig Klein and Maestro Wardell Quezergue, originally to be played as a funeral piece for the New Orleans Musicians Tomb. I'm very thankful that the Nightcrawlers recorded it, and thrilled that the album has been nominated for a Grammy!  Check it out, these guys are truly some of the best players and writers in the Crescent City!

I'm Headed to Florida in April!! 

I am very excited to announce that I will be back in Florida for an 8 show tour in April. I will once again be working with my dear friend Mark Telesca and his fine band, and this time we'll have the amazing Rachelle Coba on guitar and vocals. Starting on Sunday April 12 in Bonita Springs at the very cool Sunday afternoon Center Bar Series, I'll be the featured artist at the Funky Biscuit on Monday the 13th, then to The Little Bar in Goodland on Tuesday, 4/14. I've heard so much about this place, can't wait…

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Jimmy's Debut UK Tour Coming in February!! 

In February I'm headed to the UK for my first-ever solo tour! I'll be backed by BluesMove, a fantastic band assembled by my friend Mike Hellier of Movin' Music, who is also handling the booking. It'll be whirlwind, 7 shows in 7 days, and I could not be more excited!! I've known Mike for years, a fantastic drummer and great agent and promoter, and I've looked forward to working with him since we met. 


See the details on my Tour Dates page, tickets and info still available. 

Jimmy is Nominated for a 2020 Blues Music Award! 


I am thrilled and honored to be nominated for a 2020 BMA for Best Instrumentalis/Horn! This is my 5th nomination and 3rd consecutive year, and once again I'm in some amazing company: Mindi Abair, Vanessa Collier, Nancy Wright, and Trombone Shorty. It is true an honor to be on any list with these fine musicians. Thanks to the Blues Foundation for your consideration and hard work.

Blues Foundation members (only!) can vote now at www.blues.org!! 

Now Represented by Harty Wiedemann of Blues Pros for Festival Dates 

I am proud to announce that I am now represented by Mr Harty Wiedemann of Blues Pros LLC, for national festival dates and special events. Harty is one of the good guys, and currently manages and books Victor Wainwright and The Train, Southern Hospitality, JP Soars, Dawn Tyler Watson and more. I'm very excited to be on board with these fine artists! Festival buyers, event planners, please reach out to Harty for information and details! harty@bluespros.com,  850-509-1079 

PreSales of New Album, SOUL DOCTOR, August 22nd!!! 

My new record, Soul Doctor, will be officially released on Gulf Coast Records on September 20th!! Pre-sales begin August 21st, and we are offering special CD-T-shirt packages during  the presale month. Go to my online store HERE. for details.

The record features my Las Vegas band: Jason Langley, bass; Cameron Tyler, drums; Trevor Johnson, guitar; Chris Tofield, guitar; with very special guest Red Young on keys, Nick Schnebelen, guitar, and The Bender Brass (Doug Woolverton and Mark Earley). 

Jimmy Carpenter Florida Tour is Booked! 

My much-anticipated Florida tour is coming up fast! February 1-10, I'll be working with my good friend Mark Telesca and his fine band, playing all over South Florida, and a special Villages Blues Society show in Oxford, FL, near Orlando, on February 6th. Check out the calendar, just updated, for show cities and details!! 

Booking Florida dates in February 2019! 

Hi All,

Just a quick note to let you know that I am working on a Florida  tour in February 2019. I'll be working with my friend Mark Telesca's band, doing my material on a series of shows approximately Feb 1-10, 2019. We still have a few dates open, including Saturday, Feb 9th...but it's booking up fast. Watch for more information very soon!! If you have any ideas, hit me up at jimmyonsax@gmail.com!

Lots of News Since 2015! 

I realized as I opened my website that I haven't posted anything here since January 2015! That is absolutely unacceptable! 

So a quick catch up: I am now living in Las Vegas, and am the Assistant Buyer and Musical Director for the Big Blues Bender, one of the hottest festivals on the planet. I left my beloved New Orleans for love, having met a wonderful woman here in Vegas. This has led to all kinds of new ventures. In addition to the Bender, I am playing gigs and touring under my own name for the first…

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Nominated for 2nd Blues Music Award!! 

I am very happy and proud to announce that I am nominated, for the 2nd consecutive year, for Best Instrumentalist/Horn but the Blues Music Awards. This is a great honor, and I am among some great musicians and very good friends.

Join the Blues Foundation for as little as $25/year, knowing your money is going toward the preservation, promotion and archiving of this music we all love so much. www.blues.org.

And VOTE!!

Jimmy Carpenter Revue is a Big Hit In France! 

On Saturday, October 11, The Jimmy Carpenter New Orleans Revue provided 3 sets of music for the 13th Annual MNOP Festival (Musique de Novelle Orleans de Perigueux), in the idyllic area of Perigord, in the Dordogne region. The concert was held in the spectacular venue Le Palio, in neighboring Boulazac, FR, and presented by MNOP-Fest.com, Stephane Colin, president.

Musicians from New Orleans, Jimmy Carpenter in mind, delighted the audience."

"A great moment!" Stephane Colin, President MNOP Dordogne

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