Dara Tucker was born into a musical family. 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.
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.
“I found something within myself that I didn’t realize was there – music’s ability to ensure my spiritual and emotional survival. No one can ever take that away from me,” says Tucker.
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 sensitive delivery of these timeless songs. Dara’s debut CD “All Right Now” will be released January 11, 2009 and is available at www.myspace.com/daratucker and will additionally be available at ITUNES, Amazon and CD Baby on January 20th.
She performs regularly at Sambuca Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee and has also been featured at F. Scott’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar in the Green Hills district of Nashville, in addition to The Basement, Bosco’s and The 12th South Taproom along with Nashville’s long-standing Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival. Additionally, Dara has been featured in live performances on WPLN’s (National Public Radio-Nashville affiliate) “Live From Studio C” as well as at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and Snug Harbor Jazz Club in New Orleans. Visit Dara online at www.myspace.com/daratucker.