Meet Wayne Tucker
Wayne Tucker, Class of 2009
I first heard about SUNY Purchase while participating in the 2004 New York All-State Jazz Ensemble through the recommendation of former director of Jazz Studies, Todd Coolman. My time at Purchase was special because I was encouraged to play music from many genres, and I met my best friends. I am currently on tour to China, Singapore, and Spain with Vocalist Cyrille Aimée, one my closest friends and former classmates. When I’m not touring with Cyrille I regularly lead my own band in NYC, and play as a sideman with jazz artists like Al Foster and Kurt Elling, Pop Stars like Taylor Swift and David Crosby, and Hip Hop artists like Ne-Yo and Jidenna.
Read more about Wayne’s album release here, which was called a “new epic recording” by All About Jazz.