Jazz singer Ilse is one of the most distinguished in the Netherlands and has achieved acclaim across Europe. Previously nominated for the prestigious Edison Award awarded by jazz critics, she recently completed her sixth album ‘intimate jazz sessions’. The talented jazz singer has recorded consistently excellent recordings throughout her career, mostly emphasizing standards.
Ilse performs regularly all over Europe, usually with a group that includes her husband, pianist/arranger Erik Van Der Luijt. Appearances on radio and television have connected her to a diverse and broad audience, and she has toured in Spain, Turkey, Switzerland, France, and in the United Kingdom. A winner of the Schiedam Jazz Award, she has represented the Netherlands at the international jazz festival in Vienne, France.