Sue Tucker (née Oatts) is an American jazz vocalist who comes from a family of known jazz musicians. She didn't have to look far for encouragement when her love for singing took off. "My father, Jack Oatts, was one of the first jazz educators in Iowa. Music was always around... mostly jazz." Her brothers, Jim and Dick Oatts, are also internationally known and respected jazz artists. Before she took up singing, Sue had played tenor sax in a jazz band and performed a duet with Clark Terry at a jazz festival on her clarinet.