Born: June 11
As an award winning jazz vocalist and founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, Erin Dickins has enjoyed a career singers dream about. After spending five years singing ensemble music with The Manhattan Transfer, she expanded her musical horizons, emerging as one of the top studio singers in New York City. Dickins performed, toured and recorded with many notable artists including Leonard Cohen, Bette Midler, James Taylor, The Talking Heads, James Brown, Jaco Pastorius and Ashford & Simpson, to name but a few. Dickins continues to perform and record, enchanting audiences throughout the world.
In 2014, Erin will release a debut solo album on Dot Time Records entitled, Java Jive. Dickins returns to her roots with a remake of the original Ink Spots’ hit, which she first recorded on the Manhattan Transfer album Jukin’. As title track, Java Jive will anchor the new release and will feature backing vocals by longtime friends Tim Hauser, Marty Nelson and Gene Pistilli - the three male vocalists from the original Manhattan Transfer.
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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
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
such as Billie Holiday’s I Must Have That Man, or Julie
Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast, a delight for the listening ear.
take of Frank Loesser’s Adeleide’s Lament is hilarious.
Transfer’s Gene Pistilli and producer Jesse Frederick -
composers - have created original tunes that allow her to
boundaries of vocal jazz…”
Katherine Bernard, NPR, USA
Co-Host “2 Boomer Babes Radio Hour
“ …The [CD] production by Jesse Frederick is masterful:
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students
Have 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.