• Apr 3, 2022 from 19:00 to 20:00
  • Location: Arts Garage
  • Latest Activity: Mar 17, 2022

Drew Tucker is a vibraphone virtuoso, Cultural Ambassador for the State Department, and a top caliber showman who’s performed to sold-out audiences around the world! Drew Tucker brings the funk to Arts Garage on April 3rd. Accompanied by the all-female string group, ‘Trio Wolfe,’ to light up the stage with his original Jazz infused takes on modern day favorites from Michael Jackson and the Police to Glass Animals and Britney Spears.


Drew Tucker is a musician, educator, and social entrepreneur—a unique combination of talents that place him at the intersection of the arts and activism. Artistically, he’s at the forefront of the movement to reinvent the vibraphone—a dynamic instrument that he melds with soul, funk, jazz and hip-hop influences. He has shared the stage with Shaun Martin, Stefon Harris, Mani Hoffman, Jeff Coffin, Tom Hurst, Nebojsa Zivkovic, Norah Jones, Mark Ford to name a few. He has toured extensively solo & with his band, The New Standard, and his jazz influenced twists on modern-day standards from Michael Jackson to Prince and The Police, have earned him key endorsements from Innovative Percussion, Musser, Beetle Percussion, Lot Riot and Sabian Cymbals—and the esteemed title of “Cultural Ambassador” by the U.S. Department of State and the applause of sold-out audiences worldwide. The passion he brings to the stage is also present in his classroom.

As one of the founders of MalletLab, Drew brings in more than 50 students per year from around the globe to learn with 10 of the world’s top educators and performers in mallet percussion. He served as the percussion director at Boca Raton High School from 2004 –2018, was a Front Ensemble Consultant for the BlueStars in 2017 and the Blue Coats in 2018 and is one of the most sought-after educators in mallet education, which he led to him being a top front ensemble coach and one of the most coveted speakers in his field.

As a community activist, he’s driven to revitalize underserved areas through the creation of arts centers in underserved neighborhoods and was the key factor in the development of Arts Garage in Delray Beach, the Bailey & Ali Cultural Arts Center in Pompano Beach and Old School Square in Delray Beach. Through his leadership and musicianship, he strives to not only raise spirits, but set an example of excellence and open opportunities for students, families and communities to realize their potential.

Whether performing alongside Grammy winners as a world-class vibraphonist, coaching eager students, or leading and directing the growth of local arts institutions,
Drew’s passion for improving people’s lives through artistic endeavor is unwavering. Drew Currently tours solo and with his band ‘The New Standard,’ serves regularly as a guest clinician and speaker, serves as a Cultural Ambassador for the United States State Department, on the Mallet Percussion Committee for the Percussive Arts Society and is the Director of Percussion & Jazz at Kell High School in Marietta Georgia.

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