“Mike Tucker is a great young saxophonist with a mature approach, warm sound and stunning technique".
-Michael Brecker

“The Greater Boston area has a proud history of producing world class jazz musicians, and mike tucker is Probally the brightest saxophinist to come along in years. He brings to his music an aura of focused emotional intensity, letting his soul shine through every note he plays on his horn.
-Frank John Hadley , Down Beat Columnist, and Grove Press author

Mike Tucker is a saxophonist, composer and educator living in Boston MA. In the last 15 years he has earned an impressive resume of performance credits as well as teaching appointments and has proven to be one of the most highly sought after performers and educators of his generation.

With a deep love for Jazz, Funk, Soul , R&B, and pop music, Mike Tucker has developed a unique approach that allows him to cross over to many styles of music w fluidity and ease while maintaining his artistic integrity. Mike is currently the saxophonist w 10 time Grammy Award winning artist and legendary trumpet player Arturo Sandoval .

To date, Tucker has performed as a leader and a sideman in over 25 Countries. Tucker has recorded and performed with a diverse list of artists crossing genre lines. Some jazz artists include; Esperanza Spaulding, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis,Jane Monheit, Joey Colderazo, and Tiger Okoshi. Tuckers deep love for R&B and soul have lead to gigs and performances w George Duke, Lettuce, Soullive, Melvin Sparks, The Motet, Fred Welsley, Pee Wee Ellis, Robin Mckelle, Nigel Hall, and many others.

In addition to his career as a sideman Tucker has 4 records out as a leader as well as two more as a co- leader w Dave Zinno’s group Unisphere.

Born in Danvers MA, Tucker started playing the saxophone at age 11.Although he enjoyed listening to a variety of styles of music he fell in love with jazz around the age of 14 and became a diligent student of the music. Shortly after high school received a full scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston and was a semi- finalist in the 2002 Thelonious Monk Jazz Saxophone Competition.

Despite Tucker’s busy touring schedule, Mike Tucker is a professor at Berklee College of music as well as adjunct faculty at New England Conservatory and teaches Harmony, Ensembles, Improv Techniques, and Saxophone.