start – 0:28: Easier II - a cappella/electronic
0:28 – 0:58: Heal - jazz/instrumental
0:58 – 1:28: Way That You Move - rock/indie
1:28 – 1:49: We Three Kings – a cappella (singing S1, S2, A1, A2)
1:49 – 2:20: All of Me - jazz standard
2:20 – 2:42: Black Into Blue - live - jazz/big band (flute double)
2:42 – 2:57: Siren Song - jazz/film score
2:57 – end: Just The Two Of Us - organic soul
Erin Bentlage is an award-winning vocalist from Burlington, Vermont, a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production, and a current resident of Los Angeles, California. She was awarded a Student Downbeat Award for Outstanding Jazz Soloist, has performed and recorded as part of Berklee's Vocal Jazz Ensemble, which was invited to perform at the JEN Conference, and has performed at jazz and a cappella festivals around the country. She grew up playing piano (mostly classical, later adding a background in jazz harmony), dancing ballet at a pre-professional level, and singing jazz, folk, pop, and R&B. At Berklee, she cultivated her love for world and a cappella music. She has recorded and performed with Mozambican guitarist Albino Mbie (for an album which won the International Songwriting Competition), members of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra (Joey Blake, Rhiannon Watson, David Worm), and rising jazz giants as a lead vocalist, improviser, and instrumental doubles.
Erin’s strengths as a session singer lie in her unique sense of artistry and strong musicianship. As a lead singer, Erin can perform as a floating lyrical soprano, a jazz singer akin to Nancy Wilson or Peggy Lee, a Sara Bareilles-like pop vocalist, a contemporary Disney princess, an indie singer in the vain of Regina Spektor, or an instrumentally-minded vocal technician. As a choral singer, having been in singing groups of all kinds for her entire life, Erin takes great joy in tapping into the art of blending together with a group striving for unified artistry. Additionally, Erin is comfortable taking roles on camera, having grown up performing on both ballet and musical theater stages.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Erin has been working as a session singer with the likes of Disney, Honda and Ben Bram; she is a member of the L.A. Choral Lab, singing Soprano I, and performed as a soloist with the choir and world-renowned oud player, Yuval Ron; she arranges a cappella for groups across the country, including for the groups she directs each year as a Music Director at A Cappella Academy; she frequently performs as a jazz vocalist; she is a soprano in Ben Bram’s new contemporary caroling company, Snowfall; and she has been teaching as a voice/piano and vocal jazz instructor at Silverlake Conservatory of Music and Los Angeles College of Music.
An extremely strong musician in all areas of sight reading, ear training, and with a deep understanding of music theory, Erin brings the highest level of musicianship and integrity to every project she meets.