Jantine Kalkman was born op September 2, 1991 in Ouderkerk aan den IJssel. From the age of 5 she wanted to play the trumpet. At the age of 9 she had her first lessons and at the age of 10 she owned her own instrument. She studied at the Music School in Krimpen aan den IJssel with Karin Snel.
As from 2003 she has been playing in the orchestras of the local music society Concordia. At first she joined the youth orchestra and from 2006 she joined the fanfare. Besides playing the orchestra she often accompanies various choirs. She started at her mother's (Ria Kalkman) choirs, and now she accompanies different choirs.
She also cooperated in the recording of various CD's in the Netherlands as well as abroad. Her first solo album was launched in 2010 and is named: Sound the Trumpet. Finally she took part in various concert tours in England, Canada, Germany and France.