Jimmy Bowland has been a professional saxophonist and woodwind player in Nashville Tennessee for the past twenty-two years. Conversant on multiple instruments in commercial, jazz and classical styles, he has enjoyed to the fullest extent the immense musical diversity Nashville has to offer. The list of artists with whom he has performed or toured includes: Aretha Franklin, Blake Shelton, Kirk Franklin, Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ojays, Mary Wilson, Debbie Boone, Smokey Norful, Bob Hope, The Funk Brothers, Bernadette Peters, The Box Tops, Ray Price, Delbert McClinton, Nashville Symphony and the iconic Brenda Lee for the past 21 years.
He has performed on numerous TV and radio broadcasts including the Grand Ole Opry, the CMA Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Funk Brothers DVD “Live from Orlando”, the Dove Awards, Smokey Norful’s DVD “Live” and Lady Antebellum’s “On This Winter’s Night” and also conducted a ten-day classical/jazz recital and educational clinic tour of China in 2015 for Jupiter Instruments.
Jimmy’s sax, woodwind and horn section work can also be heard on hundreds of projects that have come out of Nashville recording studios. Notable artists include: The Clark Sisters “One More Time” (Grammy Award winner), John Rich, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Delbert McClinton, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Rascal Flatts, The Mavericks, Dionne Warwick, CeCe Wynans, Yolanda Adams, Sandi Patty, Donald Lawrence and Suzy Bogguss.
Jimmy holds degrees in saxophone performance from the University of Alabama and Michigan State University.