The New Zealander-born soprano, Jayne Tankersley, was based from 1999 to 2006 in Boston USA, where she completed a Masters degree in Early Music Vocal Performance at the Longy School of Music, and appeared as soloist with some of the leading period groups of America, including the Boston Early Music Festival, Handel and Haydn Society, Apollo's Fire, Boston Baroque, Boston Cecilia, Tragicomedia, Medieval trio Liber UnUsualis, the Christmas Revels of both Cambridge and Houston, and with conductor William Christie.
Since returning to New Zealand Jayne Tankersley has appeared with all of the premier early music ensembles in the country. Jayne Tankersley is one of New Zealand's most experienced singers of Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval music. She is a member of the Affetto ensemble.
Jayne Tankersley has recorded for Revels, Boston Baroque, Schirmer Publishing, and with the Beggar Boys on their 2004 CD "The Darkest Midnight".