Erin Dickins

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: June 11    

A founding member of MANHATTAN TRANSFER, the original jazz vocal group, Ms. Dickins continues to enchant audiences throughout the world. She has performed and recorded with Leonard Cohen, Bette Midler, James Taylor, The Talking Heads, James Brown, Barry Manilow, Jaco Pastorius and Ashford & Simpson, to name but a few.

NICE GIRLS is Erin Dickins’ debut solo album, recently released on Champagne Records. Anchored by the single and video Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast �”a remake of 1950’s starlet Julie London’s hit �”Dickins’ album was carefully crafted over a two-year period by a group of renowned musicians including composer Jesse Frederick (music for Flamingo Kid, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Step By Step, Family Matters), pianist/arranger Rob Mounsey (Kurt Elling, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Deborah Cox) and bassist David Finck (Harry Connick Jr., Steve Kuhn, Liza Minelli, Rod Stewart, Sir Andre Previn)....
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Jan 2012 - American Jazz Vocalist Erin Dickins - a double award winner at CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio 2011 Awards. Ms. Dickins garnered the “Best Jazz Vocalist” award as well as “Best Video” for Nice Girls.

February 2012 - MARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2012 INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS AWARD RECIPIENTS - Baltimore, MD (February 21, 2012) ... The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, has recognized vocalist Erin Dickins from Talbot County for creating work of exceptional quality. Ms. Dickins has been awarded the 2012 Individual Artist Award for Non Classical Music Solo Performance for her CD, Nice Girls. State awards grants in playwriting, crafts, photography, music composition, and music performance The IAA Program reviews 18 artistic disciplines, which are separated into 3 competition groups that are awarded on a triennial basis. 2012 award categories include playwriting, crafts, photography, non-classical music composition, and non-classical music solo performance. Approximately one-third of the awards were made in the photography category, which also received the most submissions this year. A celebration in honor of Maryland's 2012 Individual Artist Awardees will be held in May.
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What they’re saying about Erin.....

“I have known Erin since 1969, and I've always thought she was a great singer… because she sings from her heart, and those kind of singers are my favorites.”

Tim Hauser - co-founder of Manhattan Transfer, USA

“ …Dickins is astute on the one hand, yet sensitive and sensual on the other. Producing lyrical and enthralling renditions of famous jazz tunes such as Billie Holiday’s I Must Have That Man, or Julie London’s Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast, a delight for the listening ear. Her live take of Frank Loesser’s Adeleide’s Lament is hilarious. Manhattan Transfer’s Gene Pistilli and producer Jesse Frederick - Dickins’ go-to composers - have created original tunes that allow her to redefine the boundaries of vocal jazz…”

Katherine Bernard, NPR, USA Co-Host “2 Boomer Babes Radio Hour

“ …The [CD] production by Jesse Frederick is masterful: clean, dynamic and refreshing...

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Primary InstrumentVocalist

LocationEaston, MD

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Clinic/Workshop InformationHave spent many years as director of a childrens' summer program in the performing arts SummerFame teaches children grades 3-12 singing, dancing, acting and related theatre crafts.. My clinics are for children ages 12-16 or for Jazz Vocal students at the college level. I teach finding your joy in music - how to sing like a musician, learning to let go and the basics of the Alexander Technique.

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