Michelle is the only daughter of John and Alice Coltrane. She was born in Paris and experienced her formative years as a DJ in Japan, where she began to do voiceover work and then began singing. Her new release on BluJazz Productions is called Awakening.
Awakening features vocal interpretations of her father's songs and those of others, including Tin Man, the 1970's pop-radio hit from the group America. Musicians on the record include her brother Ravi Coltrane. You can hear Tin Man and other cuts from Awakening at various times during the day on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, in particular during Serenade To The City from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. You can find out more about Michelle Coltrane here.