|Manhattan Transfer, Cheryl Bentyne, Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel and Alan Paul|
Tim Hauser founded the current Manhattan Transfer group in 1972 and has produced many of the group's albums. Alan Paul is also a founding member of Manhattan and is a nine-time Grammy winner. Both Tim and Alan were from New Jersey. Janis Siegel is the third founding member of the group. Janis has released more than 6 solo albums and has garnered critical praise from her fans. Tonight, the group sang "Birdland", a song Janis arranged and won a Grammy for in 1980. Cheryl Bentyne joined the current group in 1979. Cheryl has also published many solo CDs and she won a Grammy with Bobby McFerrin for their vocal arrangement of "Another Night In Tunisia".
Tonight's show was a clinic in how the human voice can turn into a beautiful musical instrument. What a treat for us that these four incredible talents shared the same stage to give us almost two hours of visual and listening ecstasy!
The Manhatten Transfer is touring again and if they get to your city, don't miss a chance to see and hear them.