Tried and true, Rich Jenkins arrived on the New York jazz and cabaret scene delivering a style all his own. WIth a musical career spanning 20 years, Jenkins has covered numerous generes, which have shaped him into a consumate musician and a sophisticated entertainer.
Jenkins has an extensive repertoire ranging from Fats Waller’s swinging stride standards of the 30′s to George Benson’s contemporary classics, he covers the music America grew up with and loves.
Opening for the likes of Chicago, Steely Dan, and Earth, Wind & Fire, Jenkins has also played blues at the likes of New York’s Manny’s and Terra Blue, as well as original pieces at the Hampton’s fabled Stephen’s Talkhouse and Philadelphia’s intimate Tin Angel.
Both of his CD’s have recieved critical acclaim: “Hum a Few Bars…” 2010 (“Consumate Sophistication” -G.Graham, NPR) and “A Girls Best Friend” 2005 (“Real Deal” -Alan Stout)
As a singer, guitarist and bandleader with a diverse repertoire and various ensembles, Jenkins makes each and every performance unique and memorable.
His shows include: “Is’nt Love Grand” written around torch songs of the 20’s & 30’s. “Out On The Town” a swinging and crooning affair based on the music of Van-Heusen, Rodgers and Arlen With his latest show “If You Can Play Scranton…” Jenkins offers a fascinating look at the city and music from which he began.