Lee-Anne Fortuin, a Cape Town local, has been singing since the age of 11 when she joined her first group, The Barbarians.
A graduate of UCT’s South African College of Music, Lee-Anne obtained a BMus Jazz Performance degree with distinction, gaining performance experience with the UCT Big Band and with College ensembles.
She has graced audiences at the Cape Town Jazzathon since 2002 and took part in the Artscape Youth Jazz Festival, performing with her band The Belhar Music Collective, as well as the Artscape Youth Big Band conducted by Dr Michael Rossi. One of her most treasured learning experiences was at the Grahamstown Jazz Festival in 2004 where was selected as one of the vocalists for the National Schools’ Big Band. Lee-Anne has performed with a number of established South African artists, including Alvin Dyers, Mark Fransman, Basil Moses, Richard Ceasar, Camillo Lombard, and Melanie Scholtz. She sings at clubs, corporate functions and cafés with bands like Spellbound, Just Us, Public Opinion, Feedback, Cape n’ Jazz Band, Ovation Inc., Alvin Dyers Quartet and QuinTsential.
These venues include The Generations Café, West-end, Hanover Street, Swingers, Gonzos, Café Sofia, The Grand Restaurant, The Paulaner, The Green Dolphin, Signal (Cape Grace) and the Table Bay Hotel.