Wayne Tucker is a Trumpet player, Composer, Arranger and Vocalist based in New York City. Wayne has performed, toured and recorded with many of today's current Jazz stars including Kurt Elling, Al Foster, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Cyrille TheatreAimee, Pop stars like Taylor Swift, David Crosby, Elvis Costello, Matt Simons and Eric Hutchinson, R&B singers like Ne-Yo and Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Hip Hop artists such as Jidenna and Ryan Leslie, and with Rock bands like Brass Against.
He has performed at some of the worlds greatest venues including Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl, Avery Fisher Hall, The O2 Arena, The Apollo , The Ravinia Festival and The Kennedy Center. He has played for TV shows like The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent, Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen Degeneres, The Today Show and Good Morning America, and appeared in commercials for companies like Mastercard, Dove, and Get Your Guide. Additionally he wrote the soundtrack and co-stars in the short film Hotel Bleu, and appeared in commercials for companies such as Dove and Get Your Guide. He 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 Jazz Orchestra and more. Wayne has also performed at clubs and festivals all over the world in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and the Caribbean, and can be seen performing around the world with many of today's current and up and coming stars.