Sam "Bassman" Jenkins
Sam “Bassman” Jenkins’ career began at the age of 7. A native of South Carolina graduated from Benedict College in Columbia, SC. He majored in Criminal Justice with a minor in Music. While in school, Sam spent many years performing with the renowned Benedict Gospel Choir. While completing his education he also attended and performed in many recitals at the USC School of Music and with the S.C. Philharmonic Orchestra.
The “Bassman” has rapidly gained wide acceptance as a recording artist with the release of his latest endeavor “All That Bass”. Samuel has recently added music directing to his career with emphasis on stage production and band arrangement. He has had the opportunity to serve as Music Director for gospel artists Adrian Greene and The Diplomats for Christ and Marvelous Entertainment Inc. of Los Angeles, California. Throughout his career he has performed with many jazz artists, bands and instrumentalists. Most notably, he has opened for Ramsey Lewis, Patti Austin, Kenny G and Patti Labelle. Additionally; he has performed with John Valentino (formerly with the Whispers), Angelica Christie, Harold Rayford, He has also worked with various R&B artists including Ashford & Simpson, Christopher Williams, Tony Terry, Morris Day, Levert and Tameka Scott of the group "Escape".
His repertoire also includes performances with gospel artists such as Shirley Murdock, Men of Standard, Carlton Pearson, Commissioned, Hezekiah Walker, O'landa Draper, Dawkins and Dawkins, Donald Malloy, Israel of "New Breed" and Tarralyn Ramsey and so many more. He has also performed in musical stage plays such as: "Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places," "What Every Woman Wants," "Just Be A Man About It," and "A Woman's Worth," written and directed by R&B Artist Tiger Graham of Group Silk.
The release of Sam’s new album “All That Bass” is scheduled for October 2020 along with editorial, radio interviews and live performances to follow. Both domestic and international tours are anticipated for 2021 as well as the commencement of a new production.