Styles: Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, native and jazz vocalist Erin Boheme was only 18 when she released her debut album on Concord, but her pursuit of a record deal started long before that. Boheme sang from an early age, and her parents encouraged her musical pursuits. With her mother, Susan, the young singer was just 15 when she flew to Los Angeles to meet with managers and labels. Nothing ever came of that, however, and Boheme remained in Wisconsin, singing at weddings and graduation parties. In 2004, after reading that Oshkosh native and pianist Mike Melvoin was nominated for a Grammy, Boheme contacted him to offer her congratulations, a move that proved fortuitous, as Melvoin, impressed with Boheme, soon became her mentor and invited her to work with him on his own records. That material soon found its way to Concord, which offered Boheme a deal and released her first album, What Love Is, in 2006. In 2012, Boheme returned with her sophomore album, the Michael Buble'-produced What a Life.
- Marisa Brown (All Music Guide)