Bassist Nick Tucker is an active freelance musician in Central and Southern Indiana. He currently resides in his hometown, Indianapolis. Nick is professor of jazz bass at Ball State University and house bassist for the American Pianists Association Jazz Piano Competition. Nick performs extensively in all areas of music with numerous jazz, Latin, and rock groups in Indianapolis, Bloomington, and throughout the Midwest. He has performed with Rich Perry, Alan Pasqua, Randy Brecker, Mike Clark, Bobby Watson, and Stefon Harris. Nick has performed all over the United States, as well as in Europe and South America. Nick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies and Music Recording/Technology from the University of Indianapolis and a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. Nick is an alumnus of the Stean’s Institute Jazz Program at Ravinia where he studied with David Baker, Curtis Fuller, Rufus Reid, and Nathan Davis. He co-leads TB4 with his brother Joel Tucker, and is a member of the Sophie Faught trio and the Steven Jones trio.