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Reviews

"Nancy Erickson deserves our very close attention as a fully-formed artist, one of our best contemporary singers — full of feeling, wit, affection, reverence for tradition and a thoroughly winning originality."

- Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives

 

 

"Erickson is an impressive singer, and she has produced an album that portends a bright future for this jazz loving lady." 

- Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz

 

 

"Opening with a heartfelt original “New Year’s Eve,” Erickson’s warm and inviting tone promenades over pianist Darin Clendenin’s sauntering chords for an honest approach to a wonderful tune."

 

''Prelude to a Kiss” is perhaps my favorite track on the album, beautifully juxtaposing the upbeat songs with heart-wrenching vocal execution and skillful piano playing."

- Edan Krolewicz, Earshot Jazz

 

 

"A skilled singer who is also an excellent songwriter....Ms. Erickson has an appealing tone, does justice to lyrics and swings."

- Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene

 

 

"As the follow-up to her 2011 Prelude debut, Seattle vocalist Nancy Erickson sprightly sings While Strolling Through The Park, a 10-track sophisticated soiree with highlights a'plenty."

- Mike Greenblatt, Classicalite.com

 

 

"Nancy Erickson belongs on the same page as many of the best in jazz vocals."

 

"Influenced by the likes of Nancy Wilson and the more contemporary Diana Krall, [Nancy] seems to "wiggle" or "snuggle" into her songs."..."This music is perfect for a rainy afternoon alone or a romantic evening."

- Les Reynolds, Indie-Music.com

 

 

"Her focused, husky yet natural voice is a delight."

 

"[regarding 'New Year's Eve'] the song celebrates something more lasting than the first flush of what we often call love, something warming that goes on for decades."

- Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives

 

 

"Erickson is smart in her song choice and arrangements. Erickson's superb "The Whippoorwill Song" and Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose" close is a fulfilling and most satisfying offering."

- C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz

 

 

"Erickson is greater than her humble NW origins, taking on a legendary, nostalgic hue, and that’s grand."

 

"Clearly, Nancy Erickson’s voice can handle whatever the set list calls for. Her song choices have grown to encompass more than audience favorites."

- Carol Banks Weber, AXS.com

 

 

"Nancy has a wonderful voice. She understands the importance of good vocal techniques. And, she has fun making the music swing."
- Frank DeMiero, Sound Music Publications

 

 

"Your entire ensemble is one of the most polished I've had the pleasure to hear."..."I'm still raving about the show."
- Sharon Cordisco, Thumbnail Theater

 

 

"Unlike a lot of singers in the business, she doesn’t try to overpower the music or the stage, she’s keenly aware of each instrument’s role in a song, respects those roles, and yet reaches out with her own commanding, endearing signature style."

 

"...[Nancy is] gifted with an understated ability to mold her deep, voluptuous voice around impossibly tight, intricate melodic curves."
- Carol Banks Weber, Jazz Music Examiner