Courtney Wright is a promising young composer and baritone saxophonist based in Brooklyn, NY. She leads her own quintet and Jazz Orchestra that performs her original compositions and arrangements. Courtney's music has been performed and recorded by the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, the One and Two O’Clock Lab Bands at the University of North Texas, and the WDR Big Band. Courtney studied jazz composition at the University of North Texas under the mentorship of Richard DeRosa. She is a native of Woodbridge, VA, and grew up outside the vibrant jazz scene of Washington, D.C.