DION TUCKER grew up in Miami FL, where he started playing trombone at age 10. He moved to NYC in 1998, where he has since played with the Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Steve Turre & the Sanctified Shells, Ray Charles Big Band, and the Count Basie Band. He has been a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, as well as Lester Bowie and the Brass Fantasy, the Louie Armstrong Centennial Band, the Clark Terry Big Band and Frank Foster & the Loud Minority. Dion has made T,V. appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the David Letterman Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The View, The Today Show, and The Jimmy Fallon Show, and has traveled the world to perform in Asia, Europe, Africa, Cuba, Turkey and New Zealand, and is currently a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and The Harry Connick Jr. Big Band. Dion has appeared with Harry Connick Jr. at the White House for President Barack Obama and appears in Connick’s recent dvd “Live From Broadway” as well as participating in Connick’s weekday T.V. show Harry.