Trijntje Oosterhuis is a singer whose music touches upon jazz, soul and pop. As a teenager she formed a group called Total Touch.
Their self-titled debut album became the bestselling debut by a Dutch band. Trijntje played all kind of festivals and was asked as a guest vocalist by artists like Herbie Hancock, Toots Thielemans, Lionel Richie, Al Jarreau, and many more. Trijntje’s first solo album truly established her as a solo artist. Shortly after she was signed to Blue Note to release her first jazz album (Strange Fruit), on which she explored the works of Gershwin and Holiday. The album became one of the bestselling Blue Note albums worldwide that year. This success led to a collaboration with Burt Bacharach. In 2004 she recorded his evergreens for the album The Look of Love (conducted and arranged by Vince Mendoza, arranged by Patrick Williams and recorded by Al Schmitt). The album turned multiplatinum and Trijntje played sold out venues only. A year later the team got together again and recorded a second album, called Who'll Speak For Love. The title song was a new song written by Burt Bacharach and Tim Rice. In the following years Trijntje did many tours, released several successful albums, was a judge in The Voice Of Holland, participated in the Eurovision Songfestival, was one the initiators of Ladies Of Soul and constantly kept developing herself as an artist and vocalist, which also led to an album and tour (Leven Van De Liefde) in her beloved native language.