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Episode 40: Trumpeter/Composer/Singer, Wayne Tucker

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Trumpeter/Singer, WAYNE TUCKER has an extensive musical resume that includes two highly reviewed albums, and playing with many accomplished artists like Cyrille Aimée, Elvis Costello, and Taylor Swift. On his latest album ‘Wake Up and See the Sun’, Wayne delivers some well developed fell-good interpretations of a collection of pop classics and a few of his original compositions. Join Wayne and Lorens as he talks about Stevie Wonder, being competitive, mathematical approaches to learning a song, and other related topics. (Song Credits: ‘Wake Up and See the Sun’, ‘Bad Religion’, ‘Retrograde’, ‘They Won’t Go When I Go’, 'Human’s Groove Harder than Robots’, and 'Little Buddy' by Wayne Tucker).

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On this podcast, Lorens Chuno presents captivating conversations with enterprising jazz musicians. These conversations are free-form in nature and casually explore the work life of these artists; but don't be surprised to hear their 'starting out' stories, their opinions on current issues, and maybe one or two pieces of advice for people interested in their chosen art field. Come here every week for a new episode of the podcast, and find out how these inspiring jazz practitioners DO JAZZ.

Prior to August 30th, 2017, "Doing Jazz" was known as "Doing Art".

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Wayne Tucker is a Trumpet/Composer/Arranger/Teacher from Syracuse, NY. He is a full-time professional musician based in New York City, and a 2009 graduate of the Jazz Studies program at SUNY Purchase under the direction of Todd Coolman. He has played with many of today's current Jazz stars like Bob Mintzer, Cyrille Aimee and Delfayo Marsalis, pop legend Elvis Costello and even the popular Haitian band Djet-X. He has performed at some of the worlds greatest venues including Avery Fisher Hall, Birdland, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, The Ravinia Festival and The Kennedy Center. Wayne has also performed at clubs and festivals all over the world in places like Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Colombia, Korea, Martinique and Guadeloupe and The Domincan Republic. He has studied under many great trumpeters including George Coble, Jon Faddis, Scott Wendholt and Jim Rotondi. Additionally Wayne was a participant in the 2009 & 2011 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, 2009 National Trumpet Competition, 2009 & 2011 Steans Institute, 2005 New York All-State, 2003 Essentially Ellington and more. He can be seen performing around the New York area with many of today's current and up and coming jazz stars.

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