Jason Jenkins

Jason Jenkins

Musicians | Instrument: Bass, acoustic | Location: Richmond

While he takes occasional solos, Jason Jenkins sounds quite happy to be in the background, uplifting the music while clearly enjoying the playing of his sidemen. Anyone who enjoys straight ahead jazz will certainly want to pick up his Blues & Synonyms. 


—Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist & Historian

Updated: January 25, 2023

Born: October 1, 1973

The Jason Jenkins Trio now in its third decade of dedication to the great American art of Jazz, continues to perform, create and educate to all listeners. The group performs regularly at jazz festivals, concert halls, educational settings and has current residencies at some of Virginia’s best listening spots. Led by bassist Jason Jenkins, the group takes on the personality of many of Jason’s jazz heroes such as Art Blakey, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Jason is a graduate of Hampton University with a BA in Jazz Studies and has performed alongside recording artists such as Frank Foster, Delfeayo Marsalis, Frankie Avalon and the Four Aces. The ensemble has five albums with number six, Blues and Synonyms releasing early 2023.


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