Erica fell in love with the accordion while wandering the streets of a Tuscan village. She now uses the accordion to accompany her voice as she blends jazz, blues, world folk music from Klezmer to tango, and avant garde music. In addition to playing in her NYC-based band, The Bee’s Knees, she has collaborated with diverse artists including Gotham Easy, Mösl Franzi & The Jajajas, Irka Mateo, Jeff Lederer, Bon Musique, King’s County Pipes & Drums, her mentor, William Schimmel, and more. She has played everywhere from Lincoln Center and Radio City Music Hall to mausoleums and parties on abandoned ferry boats. She is one of the few aerial accordionists in the world and can perform in the air with a 20 pound accordion strapped to her body.