"...a fresh approach to jazz-inflected singing with a big sky atmosphere to the soundscapes she and her band create"
-- London Jazz Review
Dara Tucker - vocals
Mason Embry - piano
Greg Bryant - bass
Dana Hall - drums
Nashville-based jazz vocalist and composer Dara Tucker
made her national television debut in the fall of 2015 as a guest on The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS . She has been featured with her group on such stages as The Blue Note (NYC), Smoke Jazz Club ( NYC), The San Jose Jazz Festival, Snug Harbor (New Orleans), Scullers (Boston) and Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival.
Most recently, Dara won the silver medal in the national 2017 American Traditions Vocal Competition, was named "Best Jazz Vocalist" in the 2017 Nashville Industry Music Awards, opened for Grammy Award Winning Vocalist Gregory Porter, and guested with multi Grammy Winner Vince Gil's western swing project "The Time Jumpers." Her new CD "Oklahoma Rain" has been featured on the BBC London and earned a 5/5 star review from the UK site soulandjazzandfunk.com.
Dara Tucker has performed or recorded with master musicians such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, Charlie Hunter, Peter Bernstein, Helen Sung and Jason Marsalis.