Coltrane is the only daughter of Alice and John Coltrane. 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, The Gap Band and with the McCoy Tyner Trio at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Her first CD, " I Think of You", is a classic and contemporary jazz collaboration with musician and composer Scott Hiltzik.
Michelle’s new band is a collaboration with guitarist Shea Welsh. Michelle and Shea have composed new material and are arranging new and classic standards to create the band's unique modern and retro sound. Her second release “Awakening” features Welsh and is on the Blu Jazz Record Label.