A little bit about myself
Born April 11th 1973 in the beautiful small village of Swalmen in the south of Holland, married (and happy mom!) and currently living with my family in Sittard.
- Studied at the Hilversums Conservatorium.
- 5 years Bachelor at the Maastricht Conservatory.
- 2 years Masters at the Maastricht Conservatory.
Various and certified EVTS courses:
Lessons and workshops:
Stevie Mackey, Lizz Wright, Mark Murphy, Tuck & Patti, Gé Titulaer, Antoinette Couwenberg, Annette Andriessen, Norbert Gottschalk, Janice Lakers, Elise Galema, Eline Fiss, Norma Winstone, DeeDee Daniels, Anne Marie Speed, Babette Labeij a.o.
As a featured vocalist I work with lots of big bands, smaller jazz settings, combos, orchestras, next to performing at weddings and doing theatre jobs (my guilty pleasure: I just love to combine some acting with my singing). I also perform as background vocalist with several bands.
I have been teaching at the Lighthouse of music in Maastricht for more than 10 years. I am currently a vocalteacher at Toneelacademie Maastricht, institute of performative arts.
Between 2001 and 2008 I did a couple of tours at jazz festivals as lead singer with a big band in the United States. September 2006 I was one of 12 finalists of the Mooi Limburgs Muziekfestival which was broadcasted live on television. Following that gig I was also allowed a solo spot on the dialect Festival “Nach van ‘t Limburgs Leed”. November 2015 winner of the Dutch Blues Festival (as a member of Phil Bee’s Freedom). January 2016 semi finalist of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (as a member of Phil Bee’s Freedom). In november 2019 my first dialect single was released: “Wo blif de tied”. In december it entered the Top 10 and went to 1st position for two months in a row!