The Bender Brass

Hele weekenden

Raggedy and Dirty

Jimmy CarpenterTenor sax
Doug WoolvertonTrumpet
Mark EarleyBaritone sax

Jimmy Carpenter – Saxofonist / sanger / sangskriver / arrangør, Jimmy er en af ​​de mest hårdtarbejdende musikere i branchen. Han har turneret i hele verden med blues-storhederne Tinsley Ellis, Jimmy Thackery, Eric Lindell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington og Mike Zito. Jimmy har sideløbende arbejdet for de største musik-booking bureauer i USA

Før han flyttede til Las Vegas i 2016, (og hvor han blev ansat som booker for The Big Blues Bender Festival) var han central skikkelse på New Orleans musikscene og arbejdede i årevis med Walter Washington som bandleder og arrangør og bidrog med hornarrangementer til mange New Orleans-optagelser.

Jimmy har også en stærk solokarriere med 4 soloalbum siden 2008. Hans seneste “Soul Doctor”(2019) fra Gulf Coast Records får strålende anmeldelser og er i øjeblikket på blues-radiolistene verden over.

Han har været ansat hos Big Blues Bender, først som performer, derefter leder af The Bender Brass og nu assisterende talent spejder og musikalsk leder. Han samler flere shows hvert år og skriver arrangementer til BB, en all-star enhed, der er blevet en fast inventar ved hver Big Bender festival. “Jimmy Carpenter er virkelig en af ​​verdens store rock and roll-, blues- og soulsaxofonspillere.”

Doug Woolverton – Siden 7-års alderen har Doug Woolverton dyrket sit trompetspil. Med sin glatte, sjælfulde og alligevel energiske trompet lyd har han spillet for publikum rundt om i verden, og er idag en af ​​de mest efterspurgte, alsidige trompetister af hans generation.

Doug er en Turn It Up-trompetist, der blander en musikalsk cocktail, der er stout og forfriskende. 

Som en mester i mange genrer, legemliggør han Miles Davis frodige stil med sin egen personlige tone med en rigdom så smagfuld som en Memphis stegt kylling og New Orleans Gumbo. Doug Woolverton er en kærkommen tilføjelse til ethvert ensemble og er en stor del af The Bender Brass

Mark Earley – Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame inductee, 2-time Grammy-nomineret og 6-time W.C. Handy prisvindende saxofonist Mark Earleys livslange musikalske rejse har bragt ham over hele kloden fra NYCs Lincoln Center til San Francisco Blues Festival, Moscow International Performing Arts Center til Zouk Mikael International Festival i Beirut, Libanon, The King Biscuit Blues Festival til Le Méridien Etoile’s Jazz Club som en del af JBL Jazz Festival i Paris.
I årenes løb har han samarbejdet med snesevis af talentfulde musikere, både på scenen og i studiet, bl.a., Duke Robillard, Albert Collins, James Cotton, Billy Boy Arnold, Otis Clay, Mike Ledbetter, Taj Mahal, Kim Wilsons Blues Review, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, Victor Wainwright, The Temptations og The Coasters. Disse er kun en håndfuld af verdenskendte kunstnere, der har anerkendt og brugt hans ekstraordinære talent. Denne erfaring har bragt Mark til know-how at dele musikens åndelige magi til publikum over hele verden som en sand velsignelse.

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The Bender Brass

Jimmy Carpenter – Saxophonist/Singer/Songwriter/Arranger Jimmy Carpenter, is one of the hardest working musicians in the business. He has toured the world with blues greats Tinsley Ellis, Jimmy Thackery, Eric Lindell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, and Mike Zito. Before moving to Las Vegas in 2016, he was a staple on the New Orleans music scene, working for years with Walter Washington as bandleader and arranger, and contributed horn arrangements to many Nola recordings, including Eric Lindell, Honey Island Swamp Band, Billy Iuso, and more. Jimmy also has a strong solo career, with 4 solo albums since 2008. His latest, Soul Doctor (2019), on Gulf Coast Records, is getting rave reviews and is currently on the blues radio charts. He has been with the Bender since day one, first as a performer, then leader of the Bender Brass, and now assistant talent buyer and musical director. He assembles multiple shows each year and writes arrangements for the BB, an all-star unit that has become a staple at every Bender. “Jimmy Carpenter is truly one of the world’s great rock and roll, Blues, and soul saxophone players.” – Walter Trout

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. A master of many genres, he embodies the prolific style of Miles Davis with his own personal tone to deliver a richness as flavorful as Memphis fried chicken and New Orleans Gumbo. Doug Woolverton is a welcome addition to any ensemble and is a huge part of the Bender Brass.

Mark Earley – Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame inductee, 2 -time Grammy-nominated and 6 -time W.C. Handy Award-winning saxophonist Mark Earley’s lifelong musical journey has brought him across the globe from NYC’s Lincoln Center to The San Francisco Blues Festival, The Moscow International Performing Arts Centre to The Zouk Mikael International Festival in Beirut, Lebanon, The King Biscuit Blues Festival to The Le Méridien Etoile’s Jazz Club as part of the JBL Jazz Festival in Paris. Over the years, he has collaborated with scores of talented musicians, both on stage and in the recording studio. Jay McShann, Duke Robillard, Albert Collins, Louis Bellson, Joe Williams, James Cotton, Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Price, Otis Clay, Mike Ledbetter, Gerald Levert, Taj Mahal, Kim Wilson’s Blues Review, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, Victor Wainwright, The Temptations, The Coasters, Joey McIntyre, Bobby Brown, Omar Hakim, Darius Brubeck, Wayne Newton, and Red Skelton. These are but a handful of world-renowned artists that have recognized his extraordinary talent. It is with this experience that has brought Mark to know-how sharing the spiritual magic of music to audiences across the world is a true blessing.