Erin’s cool jazz

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - WHAT’S ON -

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.

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