Ilse Huizinga

Ranked #61 on the list Most famous Female Singers from Netherlands

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About Ilse Huizinga

Ilse Huizinga (October 15, 1966) is a Dutch jazz singer. She performs throughout Europe. Ilse Huizinga was born in Beverwijk, the Netherlands in October 1966 and grew up in Nijmegen. It was an old piano given to her family at the age of six, which first drew Huizinga to music. Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday and Abbey Lincoln albums, her fascination grew further when she watched Betty Carter sing at the North Sea Jazz Festival. At the age of 17, she took her first singing lessons. She later studied with John de Mol Senior and Gertjan Arentsen in Amsterdam. She regularly took part in open mike nights at the jazz club Casablanca, in the heart of Amsterdam's Red Light District. However, music did not feature heavily on her career ladder until she spent a year in Australia and finished a degree in Public Administration at the University of Amsterdam. Huizinga subsequently studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Sylvi Lane, including master classes by Dianne Reeves and Margriet Eshuis. 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

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