“The proof is in her music,” one wrote of American jazz/pop singer Courtney Fortune, “she delves into the bitterness of heartbreak with a distinctly nostalgic flair, a smooth homage to timeless jazz greats embellished with Fortune’s distinctive pop fusion.” A Seattle native, Courtney began cultivating her crossover style at an early age. In 2009 she released her debut jazz album Speak Love, co-produced by five-time Grammy® nominated composer/arranger Chris Walden. Courtney graduated with a degree in Music Industry from the University of Southern California, where she received the Brian Wilson Musical Achievement Award, as well as Glamour Magazine’s “Top Ten College Women of the Year” honor in 2009. Courtney has toured across the US, Asia and the UK, most recently performing a six-month artist residency at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. She currently performs as the featured vocalist for the Grammy® nominated Chris Walden Big Band, which includes her on their newly released album “Full On!”. She has been featured on MTV, recognized by the TED organization and John Lennon Foundation, and has shared the stage with Garrison Keillor. Courtney is currently at work on her second album.