Music, Performers

July 27th – Erin Krebs

March 17, 2017

Erin Krebs is a dynamic performer well on her way to becoming one of Wisconsin’s premier and most treasured vocalists. Ranging from sultry jazz stylings to bebop scat to belting out the Blues, her performances exude confidence and a passion for life that audiences instantly recognize as genuine and heartfelt. Recently, Erin has been recognized by WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) as a nominee for Jazz Artist of the Year (2017) and Female Vocalist of the Year (2016 & 2017).

Erin grew up in Southern Wisconsin, where she showed a love of music at an early age- singing on table tops at age 3. A few years later, she started playing flute and other woodwinds. Erin’s love for music and teaching led her to UW-Oshkosh, and she received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree in 2003. Erin taught music in schools for a decade, and is currently focusing on her career as a vocalist and teaching private lessons on woodwinds, piano, and voice.

Erin often works in a duo with her partner, guitarist Jeff Johnston. With 30 plus years of performing, he has developed a well-traveled musical fluency that compliments Erin’s extensive repertoire and songwriting style. Together, Erin and Jeff provide a dynamic and versatile musical experience for their audience! While she primarily works with Jeff, Erin has a Jazz group, sings in Jeff’s blues band, and with a big band- The Water City Jazz Orchestra. Over the years, she has been a featured guest with several local groups, including: The Jazz Orgy, UW-Oshkosh Jazz Ensembles, Big Band Reunion, and more. Erin’s debut album, Love Always Wins, was released in June 2016.

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