w/ Trist

TMT NEWS – The Manhattan Transfer’s Tim Hauser will be at home until the new year, in order to fully recover from a recent spinal surgery. We’re sending lots of love and healing thoughts Tim’s way. For the next couple of months we are pleased to share the stage with another remarkably talented bass, Trist Curless…


Trist Ethan Curless – A native of Cheyenne, WY, Trist is no stranger to vocal harmonies! He attended the University of Northern Colorado, majoring in music education. In 1995, he co-founded the pop-jazz vocal group m-pact, with which Trist has performed in festivals and concert halls around the world. He’s also written, arranged and produced many of the group’s songs.

Trist can be found on the other side of the microphone as well, working as an audio engineer for several vocal groups and bands, including Straight No Chaser and Take 6.

When he’s not performing and mixing, Trist also finds time to teach private voice and participate as a clinician and adjudicator in clinics and festivals worldwide.

Trist is having the time of his life making music with m-pact, Straight No Chaser, Take 6, Bobby McFerrinNew York VoicesVox AudioVoicePlay, and now The Manhattan Transfer!

Konichiwa Tokyo!



TMT is so excited to be performing at the 12th Annual Tokyo Jazz Festival tomorrow ~ Sunday, September 8th!

Hope to see you all there!

                                                                      Tokyo Jazz Festival Website






The Manhattan Transfer is JAZZED to return to AUSTRALIA for seven spectacular shows… See you all DOWN UNDER!!!

August 23 ~ Tweed Heads, New South Wales ~ Twin Towns Showroom

August 24 ~ Brisbane, Queensland ~ The Tivoli Theatre

August 25 ~ Sydney, New South Wales – The Enmore Theatre

August 28 ~ Canberra, Australian Capital Territory ~ Canberra Theatre Centre

August 30 & August 31 ~ Melbourne, Victoria ~ The Palms at Crown

September 1 ~ Perth, Western Australia ~ The Regal Theatre

Follow our Australian Adventures on TWITTER and FACEBOOK ~  #TMTDownUnder


The Chick Corea Songboook Release

coverWe’re celebrating our 40th anniversary with the release of The Chick Corea Songbook, in stores on September 29!

The Chick Corea Songbook, which marks our first new record in five years, was inspired by the classic work of jazz great Chick Corea, and features fresh and exciting vocal interpretations of many of his popular compositions, including “Spain” and “500 Miles High.”