Wayne Tucker is a 29 year old Trumpet player/Composer/Arranger/Actor based in New York City. He is a 2009 graduate of the Jazz Studies program at SUNY Purchase under the direction of Todd Coolman. Wayne has played with many of today's current Jazz stars including Kurt Elling, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Cyrille Aimee, and Pop stars like Taylor Swift, Elvis Costello, Matt Simons and Ne-Yo. He has performed at some of the worlds greatest venues including Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl, Avery Fisher Hall, The Apollo Theatre, The Ravinia Festival and The Kennedy Center. He has played for TV shows like America’s Got Talent, Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen Degeneres, The Today Show and Good Morning America, and appeared in commercials for companies like Dove, SAP and Get Your Guide. He recently wrote the score, as well playing the male lead in the short film, Hotel Bleu. Wayne can be seen performing in New York City, and around the world with many of today's current and up and coming jazz artists.