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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

RAF Squadronaires and Todd Gordon: Evergreen

Read "Evergreen" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The Royal Air Force Squadronaires can rightly lay claim to being one of the UK's most historically important big bands, and judging by the vibrancy of Helping the Heroes (Jazz Specific, 2012), undoubtedly one of the very best. A showcase for vocalist Todd Gordon and The Royal Air Force Squadronaires' impressive collective voice, that album is ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Erin Dickins Awarded By Maryland State Arts Council - 2012 Artist Award For Solo Music Performance

Erin Dickins Awarded By Maryland State Arts Council - 2012 Artist Award For Solo Music Performance

MARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2012 INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS AWARD RECIPIENTS State awards grants in playwriting, crafts, photography, music composition, and music performance Baltimore, MD: 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 ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

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, ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

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 ...

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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Erin Dickins Releases "Nice Girls"

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 Bette Midler, The Talking Heads, Jaco Pastorius, James Taylor, Ashford & Simpson, Leonard Cohen, Barry Manilow and James Brown, to name but a few. NICE GIRLS is her first solo album, ...

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 ...