Erin Bode

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Erin Bode
Bode in April 2006
Background information
BornWayzata, Minnesota
GenresJazz, pop, folk
Years active2000–present
LabelsMaxjazz, Native Language

Erin Bode is an American singer from Minnesota who describes her music as a combination of jazz, folk, and pop.


Born the youngest of four children in Wayzata, Minnesota, Bode picked up her brother's trumpet at an early age. She was encouraged to learn music by her mother, a fan of classical and folk music, and her father, a Lutheran pastor.[1] The family moved to Missouri when her father got a job at a church in Des Peres. She had always sung in choirs. In high school she grew interested in jazz and musicals, and she participated in community theater. She began college at the University of Minnesota before returning to St. Louis and attending Webster University, where she studied vocal jazz with Christine Hitt. Hitt encouraged her to sing publicly.[2]

Bode released her first album independently. With radio support increasing her popularity, she was signed to Maxjazz, a label that was based in St. Louis. Her debut album included a cover version of "Time after Time" by Cyndi Lauper.[3]


  • 2001 Requests (self-released)
  • 2004 Don't Take Your Time (Maxjazz)
  • 2006 Over and Over (Maxjazz)
  • 2008 The Little Garden (Native Language)
  • 2008 A Cold December Night (Native Language)
  • 2010 Photograph (Canyon)
  • 2013 Be Still My Soul (self-released)
  • 2016 Here and Now (self-released)


  1. ^ Hughey, Cheryl (19 October 2006). "Jazz Artist Interview - Erin Bode at". Wayback Machine/ Archived from the original on 19 October 2006. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  2. ^ Brown, Paul (17 May 2012). "Persons of Interest: Erin Bode". Ladue News. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  3. ^ Dryden, Ken. "Erin Bode". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 June 2017.

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