|Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer
Over the past three and a half decades, the voice of Janis Siegel -- a nine-time Grammy winner and a seventeen-time Grammy nominee -- has been an undeniable force in The Manhattan Transfer's diverse musical catalog. Over the years, Janis has sung lead on many of the Manhattan Transfer's biggest hits, including "Operator," "Twilight Zone," "The Boy from New York City," "Mystery," "Spice of Life," "Shaker Song," "Birdland," "Ray's Rockhouse," and the 5-million selling "Chanson D'Amour."
John di Martino, piano
Ben Wittman, drums
Paul Meyers, guitar
Dominick Farinacci, trumpet and flugelhorn
Martin Wind, electric & acoustic bass
Nanny Assis, percussion
Alongside her career as a member of this 36-year musical institution, Siegel has also
sustained a solo career that has spawned more than a half dozen finely-crafted solo albums, including the Grammy Nominated “At Home,” along with numerous collaborative projects such as “Short Stories,” a Grammy nominated duet with pianist Fred Hersch.
Siegel's newest release, "Night Songs" on Palmetto Records, is a collection of smooth late-night compositions. It is her first new album in 7 years, featuring, among others, Peter Erskine, Christian McBride, and Larry Goldings.
This special CD release party showcases Siegel with Grammy-nominated pianist John di Martino, veteran drummer Ben Wittman, Grammy-nominated guitarist Paul Meyers, and critically-acclaimed up and coming trumpeter Dominick Farinacci.