Roger Tucker & 3/4 STEP
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Roger Tucker & 3/4 STEP

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Detroit, Michigan, United States
Band Jazz Jazz


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Sack Full of Dreams - CD
Always - Single
Sleep Me Safe - Single
Airplay in local Detroit market as well as Chicago and other areas.



A native of Winston-Salem, NC now residing in Detroit, MI. Like many famous vocalists, Roger began singing in the church. At the age of twelve, he joined the "Heaven Bound Singers". Since that time singing became his passion. The opportunity to perform in front of an audience is a lifelong dream.

His career in sales helped him to hone in his business acumen. Under the umbrella of his independent label and publishing company, "T-Jazz Records" and "Atterol Music Publishing Company", Roger released his first CD entitled, "Sack Full of Dreams" with his band, "3/4 STEP", (pronounced Three Quarter Step), all of whom are exceptionally talented musicians. His sagacious decisions and uncanny sound landed him center stage at The Palace performing the National Anthem on many occasions for the Detroit Pistons and singing a duet with Kim Weston, (It Takes Two) that was a hit sung by Marvin Gaye and Ms. Weston. Roger's sultry voice and ebullient personality won "Best Male Jazz Vocalist" at the 2009 Detroit Black Music Awards.

Roger's voice was once compared to "Silk sheets sliding across the body". His vocal style rests in the upper echelon of other noted male vocalist such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Jesse Belvin, or Al Jarreau. As quoted by Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine, "Roger has a unique and refreshing vocal style. He has an easy manner that seems to allow the words to flow effortlessly. His tone is clear, precise and his delivery is touching. Roger gives all of his songs a personal charm through his choice of phrasing and word accenting. You will unquestionably like the stylized voice of Roger L. Tucker".

"Always", Roger's latest release, a single, can be described as "classic" and "timeless". It is a beautiful love song dedicated to those who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 tragedy. This is a must hear song, if you listen, you will remember "Always" and Roger L. Tucker.

Born in Detroit, MI, he began playing piano at the age of Eight-years old and grew to master his skills on the keyboard as well. On his journey to success his talented hands accompanied other great artists such as Mary Wilson, The Contours, The Platters, The Drifters, Ben E King and Peter Frampton. In the year 2004 Robert Jones became one of Motown's finest keyboard players for the Legendary Funk Brothers. He has toured all over the US, Canada, Eqypt, Isreal, Turkey, Greece and Spain with many renown vocalist and musicians. Rob has written, arranged and/or composed music with Charles Hawkins, Roger Tucker and Don Mayberry. His recordings include Marla Jackson, Charles Davis, Peter Frampton and Roger Tucker. His style and sound is uniquely smooth and appreciated by may known artist. Robert Jones continues to perfect his talent and skills as he performs at venues in the Metro area such as Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Club Bart's, Campus Martius, Bert's Theatre and Masonic Temple.

A major influence in the new rhythms of today's music is the unique drum style of Spider Webb. His inventive playing is being heard on hit records, concerts and TV shows by name Singers, Jazz and R&B around the world.

Spider Webb whose real name is Kenneth Rice, began playing drums at a early age in his home town of Detroit, MI. Spider recorded with United Artist and Holland-Dozier-Holland in his early teens. He then moved to New York in 1967 where he quickly gained prominence as a studio drummer and was hired on the spot by the late great recording artist King Curtis and the Kingpins.

The next high point in his career was when he became the drummer for Harry Belafonte, from 1969 - 1971 which included playing three extensive engagements in the main room of Caesar's Palace in Los Vegas, NV. Two albums were recorded while with Belafonte, "Calypso Carnival" and "Live in Toronto" both on RCA Records. Spider moved to Los Angeles later in 1971 to work with Famed Jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo.

Work followed with guitarist David T. Walker along with studio session work with all the major record companies. Another important achievement came in 1972 at the Seventh Annual International Song Festival while playing with David Clayton Thomas featuring the Sanctuary Band, which took place in Rio De Janiero. The band took 1st Place honors there. In 1974 Spider completed a tour with dance stylist Tony Basil and the company called the Lockers featuring Fred Berry. This was opening act for the Frank Sinatra Show. In 1974 performed at the first Kool Jazz Festival with Sonny Stitt (alto sax), Sonny Burke (piano), Kenny Burrell (guitar) and Chuck Rainy (bass). First In Concert Series in California with Jazz Artist Gabor Szabo (guitar) in 1971. In 1973 played at the first Midnight Special with David Clayton Thomas (formally of Blood Sweet and Tears). In 1979 Spider moved to Boulder, CO.