Educated at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton became a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition in 1998. Her first solo CD, Introducing Tierney Sutton (1999), was released to rave reviews and nominated for a 1999 Indie Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Something Cool, released in September 2002, quickly rose to #1 on the jazz charts and continues to garner extensive airplay across the U.S. and Europe. In March 2004, with the release of Dancing in the Dark, which debuted in the Billboard Jazz top ten and remained on the charts for over 15 weeks, Sutton completed one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful runs in the history of New York's legendary Oak Room. In 2005, Tierney won JazzWeek's Vocalist of the Year Award, and in 2006 she was honored by the Los Angeles Jazz Society with the Jazz Vocalist Award.