About Nanette

A Jazz singer, Yoga facilitator, Jazz Presenter, Solo-preneur.  Nanette Perrotte was raised in Amsterdam Holland and Orlando Florida before attending Boston’s Berklee College of Music where she received her BA in Jazz Composition and Arranging with a principal instrument of Voice.  This course of study was the fulfillment of a childhood spent singing and performing that continues on as a professional vocalist.  

Perrotte’s Masters Degree in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts focused her work on Arts as a tool to learn about and experience cultural diversity. 

Recently Perrotte has been traveling with her internationally recognized father who is a chef and retitred Continental Director of the Americas WACS.  These travels to South America, South Korea and France have been part of witnessing Louis Perrotte’s work using fine cuisine as cultural diplomacy. 

Perrotte has a 500 hour advanced Yoga certification, TRX training certification, CPR certification and has completed the Springboard Training of the Creative Education Foundation.

Favorite Song

Azure, composed by Duke Ellington, sung by Ella Fitzgerald 1957

Favorite Yoga pose


Vocal Range

Mezzo Soprano


Jazz Lectures

We cannot thank you enough for bringing The Queen of Swing to our beautiful Asa Waters Mansion.  My daughter was enlightened and educated on the great Ella, for most of us, it was a great way to go down memory lane.  Friends of the Asa Waters Mansion

After Nanette presented her Ella Fitzgerald program at our library, I was accosted by numerous audience members, insisting that I have her back to do her Duke Ellington program. I complied. After she presented her Duke Ellington program, I was again accosted by the audience, demanding her return for "Paris Noir." I will comply! I just hope she can come up with a fourth program in enough time to subdue the masses after that one   Community Outreach Coordinator

Tonight's event featuring Nanette Perrotte drew more than 80 people to the Hancock Town Library. It was a wonderful program. I even got a little verklempt when everyone in the room sang along to several of Ella's songs. Most knew every nuanced note and lyric. We'll be doing more jazz in the months to come. Watch for an evening with Duke Ellington in the fall...  Library Director

Thank you for a great week of jazz and teaching.  You have an incredible gift of being able to communicate not only the subject but your deep passion and identification with music/jazz.  THANKS!  Coordinator Road Scholar Programs

"I felt like I was there"  Audience member Ella Fitzgerald- The Queen of Swing

Thank you for an entertaining and educational evening on Louis Armstrong at the Hancock Town Library. My friend Sharon and I enjoyed it so much. What fun! Armstrong was always one of my favorites growing up watching Ed Sullivan, Danny Kaye and other entertainment shows. Loved his spirit and radiating smile and presence. Thanks for sharing his story and making it fun.  MW,audience member


LUX Lifestyle

Nanette's LuxLifestyle Course was a game changer for me. So much so, I have become motivated to pay off my student loans, travel, and signed up for yoga training.  Her weekly video sessions are positive and really get one to think outside the box.

Conversations made me feel supported, every now and then we did mindful practice to center ourselves - so focus was throughout all the day; creative thinking; clarity.

Arrived in the session hoping that for things to be well within me after having a bad start to the conference. I will have to leave the session feeling less of the heaviness I walked in with and that's exactly what happened.

Loved her manner and expertise; genuine; talents; respectful.

The flow; opportunity to share and discuss; practice physical focus; inclusion of musical expertise; created a safe environment to go outside my comfort zone; could be week long, though content was perfect for a day session.



Live Workshops

Fem-Pop! A Strong Woman's Vision Event

  • Wouldn’t it be great to step AWAY from the crazy with a swing in your step?

  • How might you find time to recharge with a community of strong women?

Here’s your opportunity!

Join a community of strong women in an evening of Discussion, Creativity and Fun!

  • We will power up our Chakra energy centers!

  • Ignite Vision Boards that strengthen and invigorate

  • Engage in group facilitated discussion on three dynamic topics!

  • Enjoy tasty treats, and bubbly!
    Your hosts: Beauty expert Ellen Smith and LUX Lifestyle creator Nanette Perrotte

Video Marketing and Broadcasting Workshop

Cover the basics of using video to market yourself online. To be effective, it has to be part showbiz- really it does!  I help you find your style of pizazz and get you communicating with your clients.  We'll discuss the equipment needed, best practices, and free or inexpensive tools that will help you shine. We will demonstrate "Facebook Live," an exciting tool that allows anyone to broadcast to a live audience through their Facebook page. Live video is an excellent tool for building a loyal following that can turn into customers who know you as a person or a brand!

Your hosts: LUX Lifestyle creator Nanette & Christine Halvorson of Halvorson New Media