Tenille West is a jazz and contemporary singer based in Brisbane, with a versatility that spans across many genres of music. Tenille, who also goes simply by the nickname ‘Tee', is in particular drawn to jazz vocals as they allow her to explore a vast array of texture color and shape, throughout a heartfelt story. Hailing infamous artist Anita O’ Day as her Queen, and worshipping the work of Nina Simone, Tenille is also influenced by contemporary pop artists such as Sia and Florence Welsch. Her tonality ranges from bright and pure, through to dark and mellow, which gives her the ability to tell a story woven with raw emotion and a cheeky sense of humor. Known to audiences for her ability to engage, Tenille wants the whole room to be welcomed and immersed.
Tenille performs regularly around Brisbane working with various projects. Highlights have included a week-long set of shows at Woodford Folk Festival with the band Ladi Abundance. Tenille has also worked as a guest vocalist with 13 piece Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra- performing at swing dancing events around South East Queensland. Tenille - has also performed interstate at the Butterfly club, and Paris Cat Jazz club in Melbourne. Highlights of 2019 include playing with the band Umbriel- as part of the powerhouse's Melt program, and appearing at the Spiegletent with her band, Yas Queen as part of Brisbane Festival.
Tenille is also a passionate vocal teacher, and loves teaching adults and children alike and helping them find their inner voices. Please see Tenille’s teaching tab, for more information.