A founding member of Manhattan Transfer, Erin Dickins continues to enchant audiences throughout the world. During her career Erin 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.
In 2013 Erin will release her debut solo album on Dot Time Records titled Java Jive. The title track of the CD is a remake of the original Ink Spots hit recorded on the first Manhattan Transfer album “Jukin” and features Erin’s long time friend and Manhattan Transfer co-founder Tim Hauser. Dickins’ album was carefully crafted over a two-year period by a group of renowned musicians including Film & TV composer Jesse Frederick (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, Rod Stewart, Sir Andre Previn).
What Press are saying:
“Erin Dickins elevates the concert going experience to a new high in all of her technique. Whether singing, addressing the audience, or merely her smile that could light Times Square, she has an awesome stage presence that belongs on a national audience forum.” – Aaron Arnold – Austin Music Review, USA
“…Dickins’ vast experience allows her to feel at ease singing different styles…an extraordinaire balladeer…deeply rooted in the jazz tradition.” – JazzTimes
“Erin Dickins is notable for being one of the founders of jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer. ..Dickins possesses that ability all great singers have, to make the slowest ballads sound effortless.” – C. Michael Bailey – All About Jazz