Dayna Kurtz is an American singer/songwriter. Her music has been described as a blend of jazz, folk, pop and blues. She was named Female Songwriter of the Year in 1997 by the National Academy of Songwriters.
Norah Jones (who duets on Duke Ellington’s “I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good” on Kurtz’s 2004 album “Beautiful Yesterday”) and Bonnie Raitt have raved about Kurtz in interviews, and she’s performed on such high-profile radio shows as World Café, Mountain Stage and NPR’s Morning Edition and Tell Me More.
She has toured as a supporting act with Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Mavis Staples, Dr. John, and the late B.B. King and Richie Havens, as well as with Rufus Wainwright, Keren Ann, Chris Whitley, and The Blind Boys of Alabama.