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BIO
MUSIC

Origin: Virginia, east coast USA

Genre: Smooth Jazz, Gospel Jazz

Years Active: 2008 - Present

Label: Favor Productions

Official Websites: SamRucker.com

SHORT BIO

Sam Rucker is a seasoned performer with excellent crowd engagement skills and musicianship.  Sam's unique blend of music creates positive energy and uplifts the spirit of his listeners and audiences.  A licensed minister, Sam is also an anointed and skilled worship leader and gospel jazz artist.  

Sam has performed with many smooth jazz and gospel greats, including Peter White, Euge Groove, Norman Connors,  Phil Perry, Gerald Veasley, Jean Carne, Ron Kenoly, Candi Staton, and more.  In addition, he has opened for Norman Brown, Eric Benet, Will Downing, Ben Tankard, and more.

​Sam's three solo album releases have enjoyed multiple placements in the Billboard Top 30 chart for smooth jazz radio airplay and all other major smooth jazz radio airplay charts.  In 2022, Sam will release his fourth solo studio album.  

Sam Rucker has a soulful and engaging style that connects with contemporary jazz audiences all over the world.  Sam has graced many stages across the US including:

  • The Iridium, NYC

  • The Apollo Theater, Harlem NY

  • Ginny's Supper Club, NYC

  • Intl. African Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

  • Larry Young Jazz Club, Newark, NJ

  • House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

  • The Maple Leaf, New Orleans, LA

  • Night Town, Cleveland, OH

  • Acoustix Jazz, Atlanta, GA

  • Churchill Grounds, Atlanta, GA

  • The Dalton Depot - Dalton, GA

  • Ritz Theatre, Jacksonville, FL

  • Universal Studios CityWalk, Orlando, FL

  • The Birchmere, Arlington, VA

  • Richmond Jazz Festival, Richmond, VA

  • Norfolk Jazz Festival, Norfolk, VA

  • Suffolk Riverfront Jazz Festival, Suffolk, VA

  • Umoja Festival, Portsmouth, VA

  • Africana Festival, Va Beach, VA

  • The Jewish Mother, Va Beach, VA

  • and many more!

Fan Favorites Playlist

PHOTOS
TOUR
Upcoming Performances
Date
Event
Location
Info
April 17 Sun. 10:00 a.m.
Faith to Faith Abundant Life Ministries
Williamsburg, VA
April 23 Sat. 3:00 p.m.
Private Event
Chesapeake, VA
May 1 Sun. 10:00 a.m.
Faith to Faith Abundant Life Ministries
Williamsburg, VA
May 20 Fri. 7:00 p.m.
Rise Summit, Jazz and R&B Concert
Waynesboro, VA
June 24 Fri. 7:00 p.m.
Up Close & Personal w Sam Rucker, Dinner Concert, feat.Lucy Kilpatrick
Richmond, VA
June 25 Sat. 5:00 p.m.
Up Close & Personal w Sam Rucker, Dinner Concert, feat.Lucy Kilpatrick
Richmond, VA
July 29 Fri. 7:00 p.m.
Up Close & Personal w Sam Rucker, Dinner Concert, feat.Lucy Kilpatrick
Richmond, VA
July 30 Sat. 5:00 p.m.
Up Close & Personal w Sam Rucker, Dinner Concert, feat.Lucy Kilpatrick
Richmond, VA
August 19 Fri. 7:00 p.m.
Up Close & Personal w Sam Rucker, Dinner Concert, feat.Lucy Kilpatrick
Richmond, VA
August 20 Sat. 5:00 p.m.
Up Close & Personal w Sam Rucker, Dinner Concert, feat.Lucy Kilpatrick
Richmond, VA
October 8 Sat. 4:00 p.m.
Private Event
Wilmington, NC
October 9 Sun. 1:00 p.m.
Private Event
Gettysburg, PA
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REPRESENTATION

Label:

Favor Productions 

Management:

Jerry Simmons  |  FavorProductions@outlook.com, 757-940-5278

 

Booking:

Tyron Senior |  tseniormanagement@gmail.com, 757-718-1513

 

PR:

Desirae Benson  |  desiraebbb@gmail.com, 804-389-8877