Gloucester, MA: Every Thursday this summer! Celebrated Saxophonist Mike Tucker heads to Rocky Neck for Soul & Funk Night at The Studio Restaurant on Rocky Neck. The Mike Tucker Organ Trio’s first show is this Thursday, July 14 at 8pm (free).
“Mike Tucker is a great young saxophonist with a mature approach, warm sound, and a stunning technique.” -Michael Brecker
Tucker has performed with Grammy winners Esperanza Spaulding (2011 Best New Artist), Tiger Okoshi, George Garzone, Joe Lavono, Melvin Sparks, George Duke, Christian Scott, Fred Wesley among many others.
Tucker attended Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship and has been invited to play all around the world, including the Phoenix Jazz Festival in Japan and the Kennedy Jazz Festival in Washington D.C. Tucker has appeared on NPR Toast of the Nation, XM Satellite Radio Jazz, Voice of America, and more. Tucker recently returned from touring Europe and has a new recording on Sony Records with Robin McKelle. He has also been asked to be the Art Director for the North Shore Jazz Project, a big band comprised of exceptionally talented North Shore area high school students.
According to the Boston Herald, “Mike Tucker has quickly established himself as one of the most promising young tenor saxophonists in jazz.”
www.tuckerjazz.com • Thursday Nights Summer 2011 (first show 7/14) • The Studio • 50 Rocky Neck Ave • Gloucester, MA • 8pm • free