Courtenay is undoubtedly one of the country’s finest jazz vocalists. She has been performing both locally and internationally for the past ten years to much critical acclaim.
Her voice has been described as a ‘delectable combination of whisky and honey’. Her smooth, sultry style is unmistakable.
Courtenay was born in Detroit, USA but was raised in Christchurch New Zealand. With her father being a jazz singer, it was natural for Courtenay to follow the same path.
Upon completion of high school, Courtenay attended the Christchurch jazz school. From there, Courtenay’s love of performing took over, and she has been doing it ever since! She has played at festivals both nationally and abroad, the opening of the ‘Westpac Trust Centre’ and performed at many live sporting, cultural and corporate events around the country. Her penchant for musical theatre has seen her perform in The King and I, Chess, Hair and the Sound of Music; among others. She was also selected to perform for HRH Queen Elizabeth II on her last royal visit to New Zealand.
Sample Set List
- My Baby Just Cares For Me
- Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered
- Autumn Leaves
- Is You Is?
- No More Blues
- The Girl from Ipanema
- Peel Me a Grape
- My Funny Valentine
Please note that if any particular song is required this can be facilitated with 21 days’ notice.