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BIO
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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!

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Recent & Upcoming Performances
  • Oct 07, 6:00 PM
    The Train Station Restaurant, 2295 Harbor Rd, Newport News, VA 23607, USA
    Join saxophonist Sam Rucker for a soul soothing evening of scrumptious seafood and contemporary jazz music at the historic Train Station Restaurant in Newport News, VA.
  • Aug 20, 6:00 PM – 8:35 PM
    Firehouse 15 Restaurant, 3011 Meadowbridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23222, USA
    A intimate evening of fine dining and live music. Get up close and personal with saxophonist Sam Rucker while enjoying a gourmet meal by chef Ausar AriAnkh, the Kitchen Magician. This is an exclusive event.
  • Aug 19, 7:00 PM – 9:35 PM
    Firehouse 15 Restaurant, 3011 Meadowbridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23222, USA
    A intimate evening of fine dining and live music. Get up close and personal with saxophonist Sam Rucker while enjoying a gourmet meal by chef Ausar AriAnkh, the Kitchen Magician. This is an exclusive event.
  • Jul 30, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Firehouse 15 Restaurant, 3011 Meadowbridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23222, USA
    A intimate evening of fine dining and live music. Get up close and personal with saxophonist Sam Rucker while enjoying a gourmet meal by chef Ausar AriAnkh, the Kitchen Magician. This is an exclusive event.
  • Jul 29, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Firehouse 15 Restaurant, 3011 Meadowbridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23222, USA
    A intimate evening of fine dining and live music. Get up close and personal with saxophonist Sam Rucker while enjoying a gourmet meal by chef Ausar AriAnkh, the Kitchen Magician. This is an exclusive event.
  • Jun 25, 6:00 PM – 8:35 PM
    Firehouse 15 Restaurant, 3011 Meadowbridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23222, USA
    A intimate evening of fine dining and live music. Get up close and personal with saxophonist Sam Rucker while enjoying a gourmet meal by chef Ausar AriAnkh, the Kitchen Magician. This is an exclusive event.
  • Jun 24, 7:00 PM – 9:35 PM
    Firehouse 15 Restaurant, 3011 Meadowbridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23222, USA
    A intimate evening of fine dining and live music. Get up close and personal with saxophonist Sam Rucker while enjoying a gourmet meal by chef Ausar AriAnkh, the Kitchen Magician. This is an exclusive event.
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