Ilse Huizinga

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Ilse Huizinga
Photo: Patricia Steur
Photo: Patricia Steur
Background information
Born (1966-10-15) 15 October 1966 (age 53)
Beverwijk, Netherlands

Ilse Huizinga (15 October 1966) is a Dutch jazz singer. She performs throughout Europe.


She lived in Australia for a year and attended the University of Amsterdam where she received a degree in Public Administration. From 1993–1996 she studied music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam[1] and took master classes with Dianne Reeves and Margriet Eshuis.

Her informal debut was at Ronnie Scott's, and she has also performed at Concertgebouw and Amsterdam's Bijlmerbajes prison. She has toured in Spain, Turkey, Switzerland and France, and regularly performs in the United Kingdom. A winner of the Schiedam Jazz Award, she has represented the Netherlands at the international jazz festival in Vienne, France. In 2011 Huizinga formed Vocal Jazz Trip, a tour operator based in Amsterdam that hosts vocal jazz master classes and jazz themed city breaks in Paris, Berlin, Rome, New York City, Prague, and London

KLM selected Huizinga's debut album Out of a Dream for its in-flight entertainment program. On Voices Within she recorded her own voice five times. Her third album The Sweetest Sounds was voted Album of the Week on Dutch radio and is played on specialist jazz radio stations across Europe. In 2001 Huizinga recorded an album devoted to the songs of Richard Rodgers entitled The Sweetest Sounds.

Huizinga's most celebrated collaboration is with her husband, the pianist, composer, and arranger Erik van der Luijt. Other notable collaborations include double bass player Sven Schuster, percussionist Frits Landesbergen and double bass player Ruud Jacobs.




  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Ilse Huizinga | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Ilse Huizinga | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 July 2017.

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