Trained as a dancer, singer, actress & entertainer in the UK 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.”
1990 - Won the Polaroid Award & Soloist Award.
1992 - Won the Breukelen Jazz Award.
1994, her first solo cd: the Kick of the Blues was brought out and later that year she also sang on the Big Band Nijmegen cd: Retrospective.
1994, toured through Bahrain and Kenya.
1997, did a project with the Royal Dutch Airforce Orchestra in Holland, Germany & Spain.
2000, she was a guest on the cd Swing Time! from the band Captains of Mainstream.
2001, guest on the cd Summer Sessions 2001.