Erin’s cool jazz
ERIN Dickins brings her awardwinning vocals to the Gold Coast tonight for an intimate gig at The Vault, in Southport. As a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, Dickins spent half a decade singing ensemble music with the group before expanding her repertoire and emerging as a top studio singer in New York. Having performed, toured and recorded with Leonard Cohen, Bette Midler, James Taylor, The Talking Heads, James Brown, Barry Manilow and more, Dickins has captivated audiences around the world with her passionate jazz standards. Earlier this year, she released her debut solo album, Java Jive, carefully crafted over two years. Dickins returns to her roots with a remake of the original Ink Spots hit, which she first recorded on The Manhattan Transfer album Jukin. ‘‘ I’ve always wanted to revisit this song,’’ says Dickins. ‘‘It’s like an old friend to me.’’ As title track, Java Jive anchors the new release and features a guest vocal by The Manhattan Transfer co-founder and longtime friend, Tim Hauser. Dickins’ Coast show tonight follows her well-received performances in Brisbane last week as part of the Brisbane International Jazz Festival.
Erin Dickins plays The Vault, in Southport, tonight.