Dara Tucker

Dara Tucker

BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

With a penchant for melody, rhythm and modern balladry, jazz vocalist and songwriter Dara Tucker's treatment of the Great American Songbook along with her probing originals are gaining ground with listeners across generations and genres.

Biography

Dara Tucker was born into a musical family. So it’s no surprise that her love affair with music began at such an early age. The product of a music minister father, and a songstress mother, she began singing in her Tulsa, Oklahoma church at age 5. By age 8 she was playing simple melodies on the piano and soon began accompanying her brothers and sisters at performances. Says Tucker, “We performed as a group in churches and youth events throughout the city. It was a real proving-ground for us. We grew our own musical legs, independent of our parents. That was a very important learning time.”

Throughout her college years, Tucker continued to hone her skills as a vocalist and musician. After obtaining a degree in International Business and German studies, she worked for a time in the corporate language-training field, eventually relocating to Interlaken, Switzerland to study German. It was there that Tucker began to write the first of her very personal songs.

Since moving to Nashville, TN to pursue music fulltime, Tucker has begun to establish herself as a strong presence in Nashville’s burgeoning jazz scene. Displaying a love for standards and swing that belies her years, Tucker’s reverence for the Great American Songbook can be felt in her careful delivery of these timeless songs. In January of 2009, Dara's long-awaited debut CD release, “All Right Now,” was released independently. Dara’s music can be heard on local Nashville jazz stations, 89.5, WMOT and 88.1 WFSK. She performs regularly at Sambuca in Nashville's trendy gulch district and the legendary F. Scott’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar in the Green Hills district.

She has had the opportunity to perform live with such musicians as drummer Jason Marsalis and pianists Aaron Goldberg and Brian Coogan among others. The Dara Tucker CD, “All Right Now” is available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/daratucker and
ITunes, as well as Amazon.com. Visit Dara online at www.myspace.com/daratucker.

Discography

Dara Tucker "All Right Now" (2009)

Tracks featured in medium to heavy rotation on Nashville and New Orleans jazz stations and NPR affiliates. (WWOZ-FM, WFSK-FM, WMOT-FM.)