Erin Dickins has enjoyed career singers dream about. After five years singing ensemble music with The Manhattan Transfer, she emerged as one of the top studio singers in New York. Dickins toured and recorded with many notable artists including Leonard Cohen, Bette Midler, James Taylor, The Talking Heads, James Brown, Jaco Pastorius and Ashford & Simpson, to name but a few.
As passionate about cooking as she is about music, in November 2014 Erin Dickins released a new cookbook with an accompanying CD, Sizzle & Swing – Jazzin’ Up Food by ComteQ Publishing.
With her latest CD release, Java Jive, Dickins returns to her roots with a remake of the original Ink Spots’ hit, which she first recorded on the Manhattan Transfer album Jukin’. As title track, Java Jive anchors the new release and features backing vocals by longtime friends Tim Hauser, Marty Nelson and Gene Pistilli – the three male vocalists from the original The Manhattan Transfer. (Sadly, just before this release, Tim Hauser passed away. Java Jive was his last recording.)
“Combining my love for jazz with my passion for cuisine has greatly expanded my creative world. The cookbook includes some of my favorite recipes, inspired by the individual tracks on the CD. And I share lots of fun stories about my experiences in music.”
Venue: Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
Address: 47 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HT
Date: Sunday 2nd August 2015
Ticket Prices: £12.00 – £15.00