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Sat, November 11 @ 8:00 pm
Legendary Vocal Harmonies
Celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2017, the Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard as one of the world’s greatest and most innovative vocal groups with their sleek harmonies and distinctive sound. Their tight quartet of voices gives a modern twist to music from jazz standards to boogie-woogie and the blues. Among dozens of chart-topping hits, their renditions of “Route 66” and “Why Not!” won them Grammy Awards in two consecutive years during the early 1980s. Those two eventually turned into 10 Grammys, including one for their megahit “Boy from New York City.” Now inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, they have appeared with an impressive range of artists including Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, Frankie Valli, Smokey Robinson, Phil Collins, B.B. King, and James Taylor.
Despite the loss of founder Tim Hauser in 2014, the Manhattan Transfer has endured and is enthusiastically building on his legacy. Trist Curless (bass) joined the line-up, consisting of Janis Siegel (alto), Alan Paul (tenor), Cheryl Bentyne (soprano) who have been together since the late 1970s. They just finished a tour of the US with Take 6 and are looking forward to recording their 30th album in 2017.