Courtney Cutchins
Jazz Vocalist ● Composer ● Educator

About Courtney

Biography

Courtney Cutchins is a vocalist and composer specializing in modern jazz styles, alternative rock and improvisational artistry. She’s also the founder and voice coach of Seadragon Songhouse, an online music education studio in Roswell, Georgia. In 2016, she earned a Master of Music degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City, working with Grammy-nominated vocalists Gretchen Parlato, Theo Bleckmann and Kate McGarry. Courtney has been been an active performer since 2009 and has shared her music nationally at venues and festivals from coast to coast. She’s currently refining material for her debut album, featuring her collection of inspired originals, reinvented grunge arrangements (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) and edgy jazz standards. Influenced by the intensity of Jeff Buckley and the sophistication of Sarah Vaughan, her latest project “Grunge to Grace” is an introspective fusion of her 90’s Seattle rock upbringing and lifelong passion for jazz and storytelling. 


In 2009, she graduated summa cum laude from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington where she received the Welland-Jordan scholarship, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Vocal Performance. She was later invited to sing and compose as a member of the esteemed Jim Knapp Orchestra which performed regularly at the Seattle Drum Club. In 2010, she was a finalist in the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s “Ultimate Score” contest, and in 2011, she was a finalist in the Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Competition. Courtney has performed at venues and festivals across the country: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Earshot Jazz Festival, Rockwood Music Hall, Silvana, Columbia University, Poncho Concert Hall, Tula’s Jazz Club, Boxley’s, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and more. In 2015, she held a monthly residency at NYC’s 55 Bar with the Vinyl Live series. She’s also studied with Jim McNeely, Dave Liebman, Phil Markowitz, Jay Clayton, Jeanette LoVetri, Beth Winter, Julian Priester, Jim Pugh and Greta Matassa.


For nearly a decade, Courtney was instrumental in the development of JazzClubsNW, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring future generations of jazz musicians throughout the Pacific Northwest. She was the creator and host of JazzClubsNW’s popular “Vox at the Box” vocal jam series which is still active today. She was also the voice mentor for the area’s weekly, high school vocal jazz labs (and later worked as the jazz choir interim director). Additionally, she planned and coordinated numerous marketing campaigns, jazz & blues festivals and special events which established relationships with nearly 100 local businesses and raised substantial funds which exceeded goals for the organization.


For more info about Courtney and her work with Seadragon Songhouse, click here.


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Courtney is a brilliant composer and arranger and one of the best improvising singers on the Northwest scene.”
– Jim Knapp, Director of the JKO

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Calendar

Upcoming Performances


2017


June 20th, 10pm: Grunge to Grace – Rockwood Music Hall -Stage 3, 196 Allen St, New York, NY – $10 cover – Buy Tickets Online – Join the Facebook Event
ArcoIris Sandoval, piano; Gregg Belisle-Chi, guitar; Matt Aronoff, bass; Allan Mednard, drums


April 22nd: North Bend Jazz Walk – North Bend, WA – Tickets at northbendjazzwalk.com
Courtney Cutchins Trio with Ronan Delisle, guitar; Tim Carey, bass


March 10th, 6pm: Grunge to Grace SPECIAL EVENT – Cornelia Street Cafe – 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY – $10 cover – Join the Facebook Event
Reservations recommended: 212-989-9319
Billy Test, piano; Gregg Belisle-Chi, guitar; Marty Kenney, bass; Robin Baytas, drums


February 4th, 9:30-10:30pm: Double Bill with Tarwater – Pine Box Rock Shop – 12 Grattan St, Brooklyn, NY – No cover Join the Facebook Event
Billy Test, piano; Gregg Belisle-Chi, guitar; Perrin Grace, bass; Curtis Nowosad, drums


January 16th, 8-9pm: Silvana – 300 W 116th St, New York, NY – No cover
Billy Test, piano; Gregg Belisle-Chi, guitar; Perrin Grace, bass; Robin Baytas, drums


2016


December 31st, 7:30pm: Piccola Cellars – 112 W 2nd St, North Bend, WA – No cover
New Year’s Eve Celebration with Danny Kolke, piano; Michael Glynn, bass; Greg Williamson, drums


November 13th, 11pm-12am: Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 1, 196 Allen St, New York, NY – No cover
With ArcoIris Sandoval, piano; Perrin Grace, bass; Robin Baytas, drums


August 30th, 7-9pm: VinylLive! at the 55 Bar, The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St, New York, NY – No cover


August 27th, 7:30pm: Piccola Cellars, 112 W 2nd St, North Bend, WA – No cover
With Gregg Belisle-Chi, guitar


August 21st, 7:30pm: Vox at the Box: Vocal Jam Special Guest Host, Piccola Cellars, 112 W 2nd St, North Bend, WA – No cover


July 26th, 7-9pm: VinylLive! at the 55 Bar, The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St, New York, NY – No cover


June 28th, 7-9pm: VinylLive! at the 55 Bar, The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St, New York, NY – No cover


May 29th, 8pm: Brooklyn Bowl with the Young Presidents, 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY – No cover


May 24th, 7-9pm: VinylLive! at the 55 Bar, The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St, New York, NY – No cover


May 22nd, 7-8pm: Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 1, 196 Allen St, New York, NY – No cover – Join the Facebook Event
With Jake Hertzog, guitar; Billy Test, piano; Hoo Kim, bass; Robin Baytas, drums


May 11th, 5:30-7pm: Master’s Graduate Recital Celebration, Miller Recital Hall, 120 Claremont Ave, New York, NY – Free
With Billy Test, piano; Jake Hertzog, guitar; Hoo Kim, bass & Robin Baytas, drums


April 26th, 7-9pm: VinylLive! at the 55 Bar, The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St, New York, NY – No cover


April 21st at 7:30pm: With the Manhattan School of Music Big Band, Bossi-Comelli Studio, 120 Claremont Ave, New York, NY


April 12th at 7:30pm: Duo with Jake Hertzog, guitar, Ades Performance Space, 120 Claremont Ave, New York, NY


March 29th, 7-9pm: VinylLive! at the 55 Bar, The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St, New York, NY – No cover


March 23rd at 7pm: Bossi-Comelli Studio, 120 Claremont Ave, New York, NY – Free


February 23rd, 7-9pm: VinylLive! at the 55 Bar, The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St, New York, NY


January 24th, 10-11pm: Project Debut! Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 1, 196 Allen St, New York, NY – Join the Facebook Event
With Jake Hertzog, guitar; Hoo Kim, bass; Curtis Nowosad, drums


For booking info, email music@courtneycutchins.com

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Courtney is the founder and voice coach of Seadragon Songhouse!
For more information, please visit the Seadragon Songhouse website.


 


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