“The proof is in her music,” One wrote of American singer/songwriter 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.”
Born into a family of visual artists, the Seattle native began cultivating her crossover style at an early age whil...e performing at cabaret clubs and rock venues around town. She played shows across Japan and the UK, before moving to Los Angeles where she began her collaboration with four-time Grammy nominated producer/arranger Chris Walden. Together they released Courtney’s debut jazz album “Speak Love” in 2009, driven by her original work and those co-written with the celebrated composer. She also performed as the featured vocalist of the Grammy nominated Chris Walden Big Band.
Then in 2010 she joined forces with internationally acclaimed DJ/producer Alex Nahai to create Two Tribes, an electro synthpop duo that combines the innovative style and genre-blending talents of two very unique artists. Two Tribes is currently at work on their debut studio album and will be a part of an upcoming RockBand Relief campaign to support the American Red Cross and the tsunami relief effort in Japan.
Courtney has been recognized by MTV, The John Lennon Foundation, as a Brian Wilson Award honoree and recipient of GLAMOUR Magazine’s “Top Ten College Women of the Year”.