Musician Jimmie Blount, a native of Wichita, KS, graduated from Derby Senior High School. He went on to study music at Wichita State University. In 1987 he enlisted in the navy’s prestigious music program and graduated from the Navy School of Music in Norfolk, VA.
Jimmie traveled extensively around the world while in the Navy performing countless public concerts and exclusively for world leaders and other distinguished dignitaries. In 2006, he returned to the Navy School of Music and attended the Senior Musicians Course. Upon graduating he received the distinction of Enlisted Bandleader for all navy fleet bands. He later received his degree in music from Thomas Edison State University.
Throughout his music career Jimmie has backed notable artists such as, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minnelli, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Jack Jones, Tony Orlando and Dawn, just to name a few of the American artists. Latin American artists he has performed with include, Adalberto Santiago, Tito Allen, David Pabon, Brenda K Starr, and more.