Vocalist and songwriter Dara Tucker is establishing herself as one of the premiere voices in jazz and beyond. From opening for Gregory Porter, to appearing on the Tavis Smiley Show, to winning the silver medal & the Ben Tucker Jazz Award in the prestigious, “American Traditions Competition” (2017), Tucker is making her mark in the world of jazz and beyond with a blend of soul, Americana, Gospel and jazz that is uniquely her own.
In the past few years alone, she was named a finalist in the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Vocal Competition, and won the “Nashville Independent Music Award” for best jazz vocalist. She has performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Festival of Arts and Ideas, The Takoma Park Jazz Fest and the iRock Jazz Fest.
I can't remember the last time I heard a new vocalist who impressed me so completely as Tucker. She has a beautiful, soulful voice, and her original songs are honest and innocent personal expressions backed by languid arrangements and skilled playing.
- Marc Myers - JazzWax
During her brief career, Nashville jazz singer Dara
Tucker has managed to catch the ear of some of the most
significant figures in jazz.
“Dara Tucker is an amazing vocalist. She is brilliant.” –
“Dara reminds me of many of the great singers in that
she's able to try different material and her sound always