Trish is an accomplished performer, lyricist, arranger and music educator. She was head of the vocal department in the Jazz Program at Humber College in Toronto where she conducted the award-winning Humber College Vocal Jazz Combo from 1997- 2011. Trish received the Humber College Distinguished Faculty Award in 2000, the NISOD Award of Excellence in Teaching in 2001 and the College Innovation of the Year Award in 2009. She was head of vocal jazz for the National Music Camp of Canada’s Jazz Program, served on the Resource Team for the International Association for Jazz Education and is an in-demand music festival adjudicator and clinician.
Trish has performed as a professional vocalist since 1976 touring extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. She has released two solo CD’s to critical acclaim: The Dance Never Ends and At Long Last Love and was the featured vocalist on the Paul Read Orchestra CD, Arc-en-ciel. She was awarded the Ken Page Memorial Trust Fund Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 and in 2003 was nominated for a National Jazz Award as Vocalist of the Year. Trish’s website is www.trishcolter.ca.