Meant for You
An extraordinary jazz vocalist, Sue Tucker comes from a family of known jazz musicians. She didn't have to look far for encouragement when her love for singing took off. 'My father was an exceptional jazz educator. Music was always around...mostly jazz.' Before she took up singing, Sue was blowin' her tenor sax in jazz band and tootin' a duet with Clark Terry at a jazz festival on her clarinet. 'I think playing a horn has had a great influence on my singing. I've tried to approach singing from an instrumental mindset. Space is just as important as sound and if you lose the emotion of the lyric with a lot of nonsense frolicing...you might as well go home.' After attending college, Sue began a studio career producing and singing jingles and industrials with a voice-over thrown in occasionally. For the past five years she's been teaching music theory, vocal studio techniques and is the coordinator of the ensemble dept. At Music Tech in downtown Minneapolis. You'll also find her in various nightspots singing her cool jazz. Sue's CD is straight ahead swing with the last cut (title cut) being an original by Sue and her brother, well-known New York jazz artist Dick Oatts. Give it a listen.