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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: May 26, 1959

Trained as a dancer, singer, actress & entertainer in England and the Netherlands.

Born in a family of music lovers, Colette was brought up with jazz, as her father played and loved it! That love continues into the next generation. Colette has sung many different styles of music as she worked as an entertainer for many years, but singing jazz is like “coming home” to Colette. “One of the greatest gifts my father gave me was his enthusiasm, dedication to and love for music, in particular jazz music. I inherited that love and am forever grateful. We used to listen to Benny Webster, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, the Bosswell Sisters, Miles Davis and many others and went through all the emotions those fabulous musicians led us through. Once I started singing jazz I found that I just love singing those old wonderful songs with their timeless lyrics.”...
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Review 2005: “… She has a voice like a luxuriously upholstered bridal suite. Pleasant, sumptuous, warm. Complete with exciting nooks and soft carpets in subdued shades. Colette Wickenhagen, one of the shiners of Amersfoort jazz, blossomed into the complete jazz diva with her elastic timbre, almost unlimited technique, playful improvisations, penetrating interpretation of the lyrics and remarkable radiation....” (Jeroen de Valk/NL).

Review: “... Still, while performing she gives a lot more than just a professional show; she gives herself. That enormous physical expressiveness, the willingness to throw herself deeply into a song, the art of swingingly taking in tow a full concert hall, is part of her being...

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