Fri. March 17, The Peppery Cat, 1953 Queen St. E.
Thurs. March 23, Linsmore Tavern, Phoenix Rising Fundraiser (1298 Danforth Ave (Greenwood Station)
Sat. April 1, Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave.
Sunday, April 2, Blues Sunday at the Linsmore Tavern, (1298 Danforth Ave (Greenwood Station), 7:00 pm (The Jerome Tucker Band plays here the first Sunday of every month.)
Sat. April 22, Fox and Fiddle, 865 York Mills Rd (at Don Mills)
Fri. April 28, Harbour Street Fish Bar, Collingwood
Sunday, May 7, Blues Sunday at the Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave (Greenwood Station), 7:00 pm) The Jerome Tucker Band plays here the first Sunday of every month
July 1, Station Jazz and Blues, Collingwood
Sept. 9 weekend, Cabbagetown Festival
Sat. Oct. 1, Queensway Festival
Sun. Oct. 2, 7-10 pm, Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave.
2017-Fri. Jan. 6, Fri. Jan. 20, Fri. Feb. 3, Fri. Feb. 17, Fri. Mar. 17, Fri. Mar. 31, Sat. Apr. 15, Fri. April 28, Fri. May 12, Fri. May 19, Fri. June 9,
Fri. June 23, Fri. July 7, Sat. July 22, Fri. Aug. 4, Sat. Aug. 19, Fri. Sept. 1, Fri. Sept. 15, Fri. Sept 29, Fri. Oct. 13, Fri. Oct. 27, Fri. Nov. 10, Fri. Nov. 24
Fri. Dec. 8, Fri. Dec. 22.
Jerome Tucker, born in the Philadelphia area, is a lead vocalist/ bass player who joined the US Navy as an electronics instructor and ended up in the Gulf Coast playing for various blues and Cajun artists while moonlighting. After the Navy and co-writing a couple of tunes with Ivan Neville, he moved to Chicago where the bulk of his career was formed playing bass and singing for the likes of Otis Rush, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Larry McCray (credited on Larry's "Believe It" album), Eddie Clearwater, Byther Smith, Teenie Hodges, Phil Guy, Melvin Taylor, Lonnie Brooks and too many more to name.
These days he calls Toronto his home featuring his own band: Carl Harvey (Toots and the Maytalls, Crack of Dawn, and Messenjah) on guitar. Rob Christian on sax, flute and keys, Kingsley Etienne on B3, Neil Brathwaite (Jack Soul) sax and Rich Greenspoon (Betty and the Bobs, Oliver Shorer) on drums. The result is a polished explosion of tight funky soulful blues.