raised in Chicago Heights, IL, Anthony "C.J." Tucker Jr. discovered
his love for drums at the age of four years old. He was raised
in a Christian family full of talented musicians and began to
perfect his talents while serving as the drummer for his church
around the age of six. During his grade school and high school
years, you could always find C.J. in some type of band, where he
received an overwhelming number of certificates and awards.
At the age of
sixteen, C.J. began his professional career as a drummer and began
to play for various gospel artists in the Chicagoland area.
Soon after, he was called to record and perform for various Gospel,
R&B and Rock artists across the country. C.J.ís talents have
been displayed on several albums by gospel recording artists such
as: Ronald Woods, Jason Allen, David Ballard, Tony Tidwell, Montagne
Pheloan, Jeral Gray and New Direction, as well as Kenny Lewis and
performed and toured with a plethora of well known artists like
Angie Stone and Gospel Icon Rance Allen. He has also worked
with several gospel stage plays in Chicago. His gift is
apparent as he has played in numerous venues including famous
arenas, concert halls, festivals, cruises, and various overseas
tours to Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Europe, Brazil, Hong Kong, etc.
His versatility includes Gospel, Rock, Blues, Soul, R&B, and Jazz.
currently a drummer for Salem Baptist Church as well as the
full-time drummer for Ronnie Baker Brooks.