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Erin Dickins: In Her Own Voice

Read "Erin Dickins: In Her Own Voice" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

It was a long time coming, but for singer Erin Dickins, recording her debut solo album Nice Girls (Champagne Records, 2010) proved well worth the wait.Several musical lifetimes ago, Dickins was a founding member of Manhattan Transfer and appears on their first album, Jukin' (Capitol, 1971). While she has remained close with Tim Hauser, another ManTran founding member, Dickins has since performed and recorded with artists in an impressive range of styles, from James Brown to Leonard Cohen, ...

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Erin Dickins: Rediscovering Repertoire

Read "Erin Dickins: Rediscovering Repertoire" reviewed by Nick Catalano

One of the great challenges for any established recording vocalist is finding material. Often, even the best arrangements fall short if the composition is a tired standard that has been recorded to death. Success in this area is rare, so when a debut CD contains one thoughtfully performed obscure gem after another, it is time to sit up and take notice. This is surely the case with Nice Girls (Champagne, 2011), the debut solo album from Erin ...

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Erin Dickins: Nice Girls

Read "Nice Girls" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Erin Dickins is notable for being one of the founders of jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer. Since that time, the singer has been quite the journey- woman performer, occasionally taking time off from the music industry. She concludes one such sabbatical (10 years) with the release of Nice Girls, a patiently assembled collection of show tunes and not-so-standard standards. The erstwhile title tune, composed by Jerome Leshay and Bobby Troup, was originally recorded by Julie London ...

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Take Five With Erin Dickins

Read "Take Five With Erin Dickins" reviewed by Erin Dickins

Meet Erin Dickins: I am a jazz singer and a founding member of the Manhattan Transfer. I have performed and recorded with everyone from Jaco Pastorius and The Talking Heads to Leonard Cohen and Dr. John. After taking a hiatus, I have returned to jazz with a new solo CD, Nice Girls. I am passionate about the power music has to to change lives, and have devoted many years to bringing the performing arts, especially music, to kids ...