PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Oct. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/

Larry Carlton was named one of the “10 Greatest-Ever Session Guitarists” by Gibson Guitar. Rolling Stone lists Carlton’s tasty ascent on Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne” as one of the three best guitar licks in rock music while Guitar Player Magazine lists it as one of the “Most Influential Rock Solos Ever”. Tickets for LARRY CARLTON at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, as well as the current list of 2022 & 2023 shows, can be found on Ticketmaster.com and Jimmy’s Online Event Calendar at: https://www.jimmysoncongress.com/events.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.Oct. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Features 4x-GRAMMY® Award-Winner & 19x-GRAMMY® Nominated Guitar Legend LARRY CARLTON on Saturday December 3 at 7 & 9:30 P.M. Larry Carlton’s catalog of work includes film soundtracks, television themes and work on 100+ albums that have gone Gold or Platinum.

“The work of his hands speaks grace and passion and timeless knowledge. Listen, learn and be profoundly moved.”

Larry Carlton is one of the most prolific guitar players of our time.”

Guitar Legend Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, With A Little Help From My Friends in 1968. Calls began to increase significantly as Carlton gained distinction for the unmistakable and often imitated “sweet” sound he delivered with his Gibson ES-335. He also broke new ground with his new trademark volume pedal technique, eloquently displayed in his featured performance on Crusader One with legendary jazz/rock group The Crusaders in 1971.

During his tenure with The Crusaders (through 1976), Carlton performed on 13 of their albums. Carlton’s demand as a session player resulted in him constantly being featured with stars from every imaginable genre, including Steely Dan, Joni MitchellMichael JacksonSammy Davis Jr.Herb AlpertQuincy JonesBobby BlandDolly PartonLinda RonstadtJerry Garcia and literally dozens of others. Among Carlton’s more notable projects as a session guitarist were Joni Mitchell’s critically acclaimed Court and Spark album and Donald Fagen’s Nightfly album.

Carlton performed on four Steely Dan albums – Katy Lied (1975); The Royal Scam (1976); Aja (1977); Gaucho (1980).  With more than 3000 studio sessions under his belt by the early 1980s, Carlton won a GRAMMY® Award in 1981 for the theme to “Hill Street Blues” (a collaboration with Mike Post).

The twelve months of 1987 brought some of the biggest highlights in Carlton’s solo career. In addition to winning the GRAMMY® Award for Minute by Minute, Carlton received a GRAMMY® Award Nomination for “Best Jazz Fusion Performance” for his live album Last Nite. Coming off the success of two acoustic albums and one live album, Carlton was on a hot streak and entered the studio to work on his next project, On Solid Ground. The all-electric project was Nominated for a GRAMMY® Award in 1989.

Larry & Lee, Carlton’s 1995 collaboration with guitar great Lee Ritenour, garnered him his eighth GRAMMY® Award Nomination. This was followed by The Gift in ’96 and Larry Carlton Collection Volume 2 in ’97. That same year, his virtuosity and reputation secured him a place in the renowned and award-winning Warner Bros. Records’ group Fourplay, when member Lee Ritenour left to head his own label. Carlton has done 8 acclaimed albums for Fourplay, most recently 2015’s Silver.

In 1999, Larry Carlton received his very own spot on Hollywood’s prestigious Rockwalk where he was inducted along with Joe SatrianiSteve Vai and Jimmie Vaughn. The year 2000 started with Carlton putting his singularly superb fingerprints on the new millennium with his star-studded solo release on Warner Bros. Records, Fingerprints.

Carlton’s Four Hands & A Heart Volume One was Nominated for a 2013 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Pop Instrumental Album”. Over the course of his prestigious career, Larry Carlton has done more than 35 albums as a leader, including his most recently acclaimed 2021 album Soul Searchin’ with Paul Brown.

Larry received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Guitar Player Magazine at the historical Ryman Auditorium and was presented the “Titan of Tone” Award from Premier Guitar Magazine at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Throughout his celebrated career Carlton has relied almost exclusively on the same Gibson ES-335 that he purchased in 1969. His long association with the instrument earned him the nickname “Mr. 335”.

LARRY CARLTON Tickets & 2022 Schedule of Shows
Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2022 Schedule of Shows now includes 9 NEA Jazz Masters, 52 GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artists, 46 Blues Music Award-Winners, and a comprehensive list of talented musicians with 575+ GRAMMY® Award Nominations amongst them. Tickets for LARRY CARLTON at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, as well as the current list of 2022 & 2023 shows, can be found on Ticketmaster and Jimmy’s Online Event Calendar at: https://www.jimmysoncongress.com/events.

The mission of Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is to provide guests a one-of-a-kind, world-class experience featuring serious jazz and blues music served with exceptional cuisine. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club features a spectacular and visually breathtaking environment engineered to deliver the highest quality acoustics while utilizing state-of-the-art production, sound and lighting technologies. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is located within a beautifully restored 1905 building at 135 Congress Street in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For more information visit www.jimmysoncongress.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JimmysJazzBlues and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jimmysjazzblues/.

An architecturally breathtaking center of arts and culture in the heart of historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club offers a rare and spectacular venue to host important corporate functions, weddings, intimate or large-scale social gatherings, private parties, and memorable celebrations. The team at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club put heart and soul into creating a stunning full-service event space with new state-of-the-art production, sound & lighting technologies delivered with outstanding next-level culinary experiences. Our high-touch approach with professional and experienced event staff ensures that everything is tailored to exceed your expectations. To start a conversation about hosting your event at Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club, please call us at 888-603-5299, or fill out Jimmy’s Private Event Request Form.