Dara Tucker – The Nearness of You cover

Vocal coach comments from Rachel Lebon:

Appreciated that you’re performing musically and convincingly in a variety of styles and with beautiful sensitivity. Regardless of style, the lyrics shine through, and the music and lyrics are synthesized into a beautiful whole. You negotiate your vocal range naturally with good coordination and have a great rhythmic sense of pulse. In your ballads you “took the song somewhere,” but in an understated way, minus affectations, which is refreshing. Lovely vibrato and great attention to your releases. But you can also project, as evidence by your with R & B and Gospel selections. Enjoyed the original tunes as well. Best wishes for continuation of a successful career .

Dara’s Bio:

During her brief career, Dara Tucker has already managed to catch the ear of some of the most significant musicians and singers such as Grammy Winning vocalist Cassandra Wilson, acclaimed organist Dr. Lonnie Smith and NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Benny Golson. Within the last two years, Tucker has won audiences on such stages as The Blue Note (NYC), Smoke (NYC), Snug Harbor (New Orleans, LA), The San Jose Jazz Festival, Sculler’s in Boston, MA, Nighttown in Cleveland, OH and the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.


  • Linda

    That was wonderful!