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Nancy Erickson

Nancy Erickson has been bringing her rich, melodic vocals to the Pacific Northwest Jazz scene for over 3 decades. Hailed as “one of our best contemporary singers – full of feeling, wit… and a thoroughly winning originality” (Michael Steinman – Jazz Lives), Nancy is releasing her third solo CD “Nancy Erickson – Here and Now” on August 25, 2018. This album was recorded live by Jim Wilke (Jazz Northwest – KNKX) and includes unique arrangements of jazz standards (Honeysuckle Rose, Hot House, Night in Tunisia), some non-jazz tunes (Sting’s ‘Fragile’), and an original piece (Let Love Begin) written by Nancy Erickson & Darin Clendenin. “Here and Now” features the musical skills of the 200 Trio (Greg Feingold, Cole Schuster, Max Holmberg) and Alex Dugdale.

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”Nancy Erickson deserves our very close attention as a fully-formed artist, one of our best contemporary singers — full of feeling, wit, affection, reverence for tradition and a thoroughly winning originality.” - Michael Steinman - Jazz Lives

“Erickson is an impressive singer, and she has produced an album that portends a bright future for this jazz loving lady.” ' - Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz

“A skilled singer who is also an excellent songwriter....Ms. Erickson has an appealing tone, does justice to lyrics and swings.” - Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene

Erickson is smart in her song choice and arrangements

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Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


Private lessons available.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Nancy Erickson has 2 clinic options to choose from: 1) Building your set list and vocal styling * How to create an interesting one hour set * Work through 2 tunes and styling them (decisions regarding intros & endings, where to solo/scat, when to improvise, sensitivity in singing, note choices that work within the chord) * How to approach the band at a jam session 2) Youth or Adult Improvisation * Basic scatting techniques - blues chord progression * Repetition & copying * Building on your scatting partner's solo * Trading 8's, 4's, 2's * How to tell your story through scat

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