Nashville-based Dara Tucker is a charismatic singer, pianist, and composer whose music touches upon acoustic jazz and R&B. Born in Tulsa to a musical family, Tucker is the daughter of gospel singer and minister Doyle Tucker and vocalist Linda Tucker. Along with her seven siblings, Tucker, who began taking piano lessons at age eight, grew up performing gospel music with her family. Although music was an early passion, after high school she majored in International Business and German Studies at Oral Roberts University. It wasn't until working as an au pair in Switzerland in 2003 that she began writing her own music, an experience that ultimately led her to move to Nashville and pursue a music career. In 2009, Tucker released her debut album of jazz standards, All Right Now. Two years later, she returned with the crossover jazz and R&B-infused Soul Said Yes, featuring guitarist Charlie Hunter. In 2014, Tucker delivered her third solo album, the acoustic jazz-influenced The Sun Season, which included backing from guitarist Peter Bernstein, pianist Helen Sung, and others. ~ Matt Collar
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