Sam Rucker has a unique musical recipe that is not just heard but felt. The Virginia native has developed a sound that is leaving a unique fingerprint on modern jazz.
Sam's music is powered by deep spiritual purpose with three studio albums under his belt and multiple placements on the Billboard Top 30 and other Smooth Jazz radio charts. The versatile producer/writer/saxophonist uses bright melodies, tight grooves, and uplifting, gospel-flavored vocals to deliver divinely inspired Smooth Jazz!
"Sam Rucker has a genuine connection with the music and the audience. He plays with a passion that draws you in" – Norman Connors.
As a saxophonist, Sam has performed with many renowned artists, including Peter White, Euge Groove, Norman Connors, Cindy Bradley, Tom Browne, Ronnie Laws, Gerald Veasley, Phil Perry, Alyson Williams, and Ivan Neville. Playing with various groups, Sam has opened for Will Downing, Norman Brown, Eric Benet, Ben Tankard, Black Sheep, Candi Staton, Ron Kenoly, and more. He can also boast of three winning solo performances at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Sam's talents are not limited to the saxophone. He has produced and written CDs for several artists in Gospel, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Spoken Word genres.
Sam's highly anticipated fourth solo album will release in 2023. His first three albums, "Heat from the Heavens," "Tell You Something," and "Redemption," delighted us with the formula of hip-hop grooves + jazz melodies + a splash of inspirational lyrics that so characterizes Sam as a player and person. The formula promises creativity and unique expression that will leave Sam Rucker's imprint on contemporary jazz.
Feel the Flavor! The Flavor of Sam Rucker!
"There's lots here to sink your teeth into as this is music that touches the heart as well as the ears."
- Midwest Record, Top 40 Charts.com
Album coming this spring!
Feeling down? Overwhelmed? Like life is beating you up?
With all that's going on in the world, life is more challenging than ever!
Sam Rucker's musical signature is feel-good grooves that inspire you to get in position for peace and victory in all of life's challenges. Listen on all streaming platforms.