Michelle Coltrane was born in Paris, France, and is the only daughter of Alice and John Coltrane. While living in Japan Michelle worked as a DJ. She performed and arranged background vocals for prominent artists. She has toured the US and France as a soloist and has performed with such artists as Kenny Kirkland, Jeff Watts, Ronnie Laws, Billy Childs, Jack DeJohnette, Marvin Smitty Smith, Reggie Workman and many more. Michelle honed her skills as an Emcee to many John Coltrane Scholarship events at the Wiltern Theatre and The House of Blues in Los Angeles. During the late 1990s, Michelle co-hosted a radio program on 90.7 FM for 5 years. Michelle’s new band a collaboration with Shea Welsh guitarist and Music Director. Michelle and Shea have composed new material and are arranging new and classic standards to create the bands unique modern and retro sound.