The Essex County Artist Fund is Essex County Community Foundation’s response to the immediate and everyday needs of artists to be supported and lifted up across the county and across sectors. At ECCF, our philosophy is to build a creative ecosystem focused on awareness and appreciation for arts and culture, capacity building, collaboration, and cultural planning. Individual artists and arts/culture organizations are key to this network. www.eccf.org/creative-county.
Artist Name: Michael Tucker – Salem
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Creative Practice: I am a saxophonist working on the N Shore. I Teach part time at Berklee College of Music, and I am a full time member of 10 time Grammy Award Winning trumpet player Arturo Sandoval’s band. In addition, when I am not on the road with Arturo I play a variety of venues here in the Boston/ M Shore area playing with my own band at venues like Scullers Jazz Club/ Chianti/ The Beehive/ Regatta Bar, as well as many private functions with several bands. I also am the musical director of The N Shore Jazz Project All Stars which is a high school jazz group that is selected by audition from students on the N shore.
Artist Statement: My artistic endeavors as a performer and an educator bring members of the Boston/ n shore community together to appreciate an art form that does not get much exposure in the main stream media.
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