Steal Away

The debut album from Erin Benedict. Available now...


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A Timeless Collection of Standards Featuring Sophisticated Orchestral and Big Band Arrangements

For the last twenty years, Erin has travelled the world performing in venues such as the Venito Jazz Festival in Venice Italy, the RCA Jazz Fest in New York City, Westminster Abbey and the Sydney Opera House. She is also an accomplished session musician, having recorded for Walt Disney (movies, theme parks and ice shows), Sandi Patti, New York’s American Natural History Museum, Dollywood, national publishers and many more.

Steal Away features many of her favorite songs from throughout her career, with each track telling a story in a different way. She tackles these difficult, melodically chromatic tunes with style – many her own arrangements – and makes them sound easy.

  1. You Must Believe in Spring5:25
  2. Old Devil Moon4:30
  3. A House is not a Home6:08
  4. Two for the Road3:44
  5. How Deep is the Ocean4:21
  6. I Loves You Porgy4:15
  7. Dindi5:18
  8. Autumn Nocturne4:35
  9. In a Mellow Tone4:56
  10. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most5:58
  11. Deep River2:51
  12. Where Do You Start5:17
  13. Steal Away6:52

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Upcoming Dates

DEC 13 SUN Second @ Six Jazz Service - Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis, IN
DEC 20 FRI Second @ Six Jazz Service - Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis, IN
JAN 10 SUN Second @ Six Jazz Service - Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis, IN
JAN 24 SUN Second @ Six Jazz Service - Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis, IN
FEB 21 SUN Second @ Six Jazz Service - Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis, IN
MAR 6 SUN Second @ Six Jazz Service - Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis, IN
MAR 27 SUN Second @ Six Jazz Service - Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis, IN
APR 10 SUN Second @ Six Jazz Service - Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis, IN
APR 24 SUN Second @ Six Jazz Service - Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis, IN
MAY 8 SUN Second @ Six Jazz Service - Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis, IN

About Erin

Erin is a graduate of The Manhattan School of Music and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Voice Performance and Commercial Music. While there she had the privilege of studying under Jackie Presti. She also traveled with the Manhattan School of Music Big Band to Italy where they were featured performers at the Venito Jazz Festival.

During her years in New York, she worked as a singer recording backgrounds for Walt Disney Pictures, including the motion picture "Mission To Mars". She was one of eight vocalists to record the show "Passport to the Universe", narrated by Tom Hanks. It is the featured show at the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Natural History Museum.

Erin toured the United States with "Pieces of 8", an eight person a cappella jazz ensemble based in New York City, performing songs written and arranged by Dr. Charles Mead.

She now resides in Indianapolis with her husband Greg and her three children. She is the vocalist for the Second @ Six jazz service at Second Presbyterian Church, and is a studio session singer at Aire Born Studios and The Lodge Studios.

Notable Projects

Passport to the Universe: Museum of Natural History (NYC) Composer Stephen Endelman Background Vocals
Mission to Mars: Buena Visa Pictures Composer Ennio Mooricone Background Vocals
Broadway Stories Artist: Sandi Patty Background Vocals
The War Within, House of Grace Films Composer Van Lawson Background Vocals
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Godesses Live Background Vocals
Falling Together Artist: Pieces of 8 Lead Soprano

Booking Information

For booking information, please contact Erin at erin@benedict.ws or call 317-590-9085. Erin is available for corporate events, private parties, worship leading, weddings, studio work and jingles.

She is also available as part of a band, ranging from a duo to a big band or orchestra.

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