Music Director / Composer
Percussionist and composer, NATE TUCKER, was recently featured in American Repertory Theater’s (ART’s) The Tempest as on stage musician performing in a 4 piece band of all Tom Waits music. Also at the ART, he performed in Finding Neverland, music by Elliot Kennedy and Gary Barlow. He is the Music Director for Mt. Auburn Cemetery’s A Glimpse Beyond and can be heard with the world-renowned contemporary music ensemble, Juventas, as core percussionist, as well as pop and world music groups such as Flamenco Boston.
As a composer Mr. Tucker’s interests are in exploring the gap between contemporary, pop and world music. Mr. Tucker will release his first full-length album Off Grid, September 26th, at Boston Center for the Arts. Last season Mr. Tucker was commissioned to compose and sound design score for Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing with The Boston Theater Company.
When not performing or composing, Nate Tucker can be seen as a dance/theater accompanist, music educator, and clinician, having worked at schools around the world ranging from musicians of the highest caliber at Interlochen and Amsterdam Conservatory to dozens of local intercity school children around the New England area, through Boston Ballet’s outreach programs.
"Nate Tucker is one of those rare classical players that has jumped the fence! He still is regarded as an outstanding classical percussionist from his generation, but he has invested 10 years of his life to the study of World Music and Percussion and he is considered a "GO TO" guy in the Boston Area. (BM, Boston Conservatory & N.C. School of the Arts in Percussion Performance). I would consider any consideration you can extend Nate an investment in a rare breed of classical Percussionist who I am sure will continue to distinguish himself and be an inspiration to generations of classical players.