Robert “Hollywood” Jenkins has been well known as a San Francisco Bay area, Guitarist, Vocalist. Hollywood decided that playing music was the coolest thing that you could ever do. He moved to San Diego,Ca and started a band, Hollywood’s band opened for the legendary James Brown at the Convention Center. Thereafter, Hollywood moved to Oakland, California, in 1977, where he landed his first local gig with the Brummels Band. Soon after, Hollywood played as a side man for many musicians like the Monterey Blues Festival with Beverly Stovall, The Oakland Convention Center backing John Lee Hooker and at Yoshi’s Lounge with Ricardo Scales. Additionally, He has performed with Jimmy McCracklin, Kenny Neal, Zakiya Hooker, among others. Hollywood was featured at the KCSM Jazz on the Hill Festival, Polk Street Blues Festival, Guest performer on KGO News Talk Radio 810 AM.
Recently Hollywood Jenkins recorded a song called Hey Baby with Blues great Jimmy McCracklin to be soon released on a Major Nation wide Record Label.
Hollywood received critical acclaim in the Oakland Tribune and San Mateo County Times, newspapers, for his performance at the Alameda County fair, July 2006. Hollywood played at the Russell City Blues Festival,Hayward, the Black Diamond Blues Festival. Hollywood performs at the famous Lou’s pier 47, on Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA.
Hollywood’s style has been influenced by many guitarists such as B B King, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Wes Montgomery, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Hollywood was voted “New Blues Artist of 2007“, by the Bay Area Blues Society and most recently played Guitar on Blues Legend’s Jimmy McCracklin’s Recording of “Hey Baby”. Hollywood's own CD: Robert “Hollywood” Jenkins, which airs on KPOO Radio 89.5 FM and KPFA 94.1 FM is available on Itunes, Amazon.com etc. He still believes that performing music is the coolest thing that you could ever do!