Remembering Tim Hauser


It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Tim Hauser’s passing with you all… As many of you know, Tim was the visionary behind The Manhattan Transfer. We spent more than 40 years together singing and making music, traveling the world, and sharing so many special moments throughout our lives… It’s incomprehensible to think of this world without him.
We join his loving wife, Barb, his beautiful children, his family, and the rest of the world in mourning the loss of our dear friend and partner in song.
Janis, Cheryl and Alan

For those of you with tickets to our UPCOMING SHOWS, we will continue to tour as scheduled and continue to share Tim’s incredible musical legacy…

NYTimes Obituary

WHYY’s 2012 On Tour Retrospective with Tim Hauser

CBS Sunday Morning – Passing


Special Note: On behalf of Tim’s family, we thank you all for you kind and warm wishes and request that you continue to post any notes of condolence on the TMT Facebook page in lieu of phone calls or emails, as the family prefers privacy at this difficult time.





Update: Tim’s “I Made Sauce!” Kickstarter Campaign was a great success, raising $35,461!!! Thank you to all who contributed and keep an eye out for more updates on when and where you can get your very own jar of “I MADE SAUCE!”. Tim Hauser’s “I Made Sauce!”

The Manhattan Transfer is excited to announce the launch of Tim Hauser’s “I MADE SAUCE!” pasta sauce line. Tim and his wife, Barb, have put together an exciting Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to get his pasta sauces on for a test market in the next few months.  You can contribute and get vintage TMT t-shirts, rare posters and all kinds of cool swag for helping out. Incentives range from a thank you post card to a private concert or dinner in your home – put on by Tim!  Oh, and the sauces are delicious!

Contribute to TIM HAUSER’S “I MADE SAUCE!” Kickstarter Campaign 

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TMT NEWS – After undergoing intensive treatment for lymphoma, CB is singing those high notes once again! We are very excited to announce that our one-and-only Cheryl Bentyne will be returning to the stage on April 3rd at the Ram’s Head in Annapolis, MD!

We’d like to thank Margaret Dorn and Katie Campbell for stepping in and sharing their beautiful voices the past few months! And thank YOU for your support and warm wishes!

Check out The Manhattan Transfer’s upcoming tour dates HERE.


TMT NEWS – The Manhattan Transfer would like to introduce the lovely and talented Katie Campbell. Katie will be stepping in and singing the high notes with TMT the next couple of months for Cheryl Bentyne.

Katie Campbell

Katie Campbell – Katie is a true Los Angeles native! Born into a musical family, Katie spent her youth in piano lessons, dance classes, and putting on shows in her parents’ kitchen. She graduated from the kitchen to the Hamilton High School Academy of Music, and continued her musical education at Western Michigan University.

Katie’s professional musical experience ranges from touring asa background singer with Sheryl Crow, to singing on Bobby McFerrin’s GRAMMY-nominated album VOCAbuLarieS, to singing on film scores, including The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Joyful Noise, John Carter, The Last Airbender, and The Day The Earth Stood Still. Katie had the privilege to record a guide vocal for Barbra Streisand (music composed by Bryan Adams), and also sang on NBC’s The Playboy Club, Universal’s Curious George, and on Josh Groban’s recent release, All That Echoes. In addition, Katie was a featured vocalist at the Grammy Foundation’s signature gala entitled Starry Night honoring Sir George Martin, and has also sung for/with Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Seth MacFarlane, Ziggy Marley, Michael Bublé, and Peter Marshall.

Katie is currently a recording artist for BuySoundTrax Records, featuring arrangements by Dennis McCarthy, Dominik Hauser, Daniel Redfeld, Joohyun Park, and Brandon Verrett. Katie released her first solo album in 2011, entitled End of the Beginning, produced by LA session singer Fletcher Sheridan, and engineered by Nels Jensen. She performed her CD Release Show to a sold-out Jazz Bakery crowd! Katie is currently the soprano in upcoming vocal jazz/fusion ensemble, True North, and looks forward to their future! In addition, Katie performed as a featured vocalist with Woodford-Ehling-Ratner-Wallace (Los Angeles), the San Gabriel Seven (Pasadena), The Wee Trio (New York City), and the New West Guitar Quartet (Los Angeles). Katie also sang soprano in the LA-based jazz ensemble The Ron McCurdy Collective, and is the soprano on their debut CD entitled April in Paris.

Katie Campbell Live!

With a background in musical theater, Katie’s post-college career began as the female stand-by in the off-Broadway show Loudmouth with the a cappella group Toxic Audio.  She also toured throughout the Caribbean and Mexico with Toxic Audio. Katie’s debut television performance was on the 49th Annual Grammy Awards singing with Gnarls Barkley, and debut film performance was as a dancer in Seven Days of Grace (as Kathryn Campbell).

Katie earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University. While pursuing her studies she earned a Downbeat Award for Best Collegiate Jazz Vocalist. Katie has performed throughout the United States, in numerous European countries (including France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Latvia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic), South Africa, and most recently in Seoul, Korea as a performer and clinician. She formerly taught for the Bachelor Degree Program at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, and currently teaches voice and piano lessons at Coast Music Conservatory in Hermosa Beach, CA.

Katie studied acting with Darryl Hickman for four years, and was then a member and artist in Tony Sears’ acting workshop The Physics of Acting.  Katie completed her Master of Arts in Humanities / Humanistic Studies at the California State University, Northridge in 2013 with distinction, and is also a certified yoga instructor. Katie has been a proud member of SAG-AFTRA since 2007.

JANIS SIEGEL ~ NightSongs: A Late Night Interlude ~ US TOUR

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Janis Siegel Confirms US Tour in Support of New Solo Album:

NightSongs: A Late Night Interlude (Palmetto Records)

Her First Solo Album in Seven Years Features Interpretations of: Randy Newman, Jobim, Johnny Mercer, Jorge Drexler, Janelle Monae & More

 Jazz Vocalist Janis Siegel has confirmed a US tour in support of her latest solo album, NightSongs: A Late Night Interlude (Palmetto Records). This is her first solo album in seven years. Joining her on stage will be John DiMartino (piano & NightSongs collaborator), Boris Kozlov (Bass), Vince Cherico (Drums in NYC) and Steve Hass (Drums in LA and San Diego).

January 7th & 8th – New York City – The Iridium

January 9th – Boston, MA – Sculler’s Jazz Club

January 10th – Old Lyme, CT – The Side Door

January 12th – Chicago, IL – City Winery

January 14th – Los Angeles, CA – Vitello’s Jazz and Supper Club

January 16th – San Diego, CA – Martini’s Above Fourth

January 18th – Cleveland, OH – Nighttown

February 4th – Washington DC – Blues Alley

February 7th & 8th – New Hope, PA – The Rrazz Room

“It’s no news that Siegel has a remarkable vocal instrument, that her sense of time and phrasing are superb, or that every note she sings is delivered with impeccable musicality,” writes Don Heckman of the International Review of Music. Over the past four decades, the nine-time Grammy winner and seventeen-time Grammy nominee has been an undeniable force in music. Janis is a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, as well as a solo artist, producer and arranger.

For her latest venture, NightSongs: A Late Night Interlude, Janis has interpreted music by a wide variety of artist – from Jobim to Johnny Mercer, Randy Newman to Jorge Drexler, and Janelle Monae – one of her new favorites. Siegel calls Marie by Randy Newman the “ultimate drunken love song” and she considers Mercer’s Midnight Sun “arguably, one of the top 10 greatest songs ever written.” The album also includes Lover, made famous by Peggy Lee, and You’re Mine, You – an R&B take on Chet Baker’s version. Musicians featured on this album include: John DiMartino (Piano & Arrangements), Christian McBride (Bass), Martin Wind (Bass), Joel Rosenblatt (Drums), Paul Meyers (Guitar), Joel Frahm (Sax), Dominick Farinacci, (Trumpet), Steve Khan (Guitar& Arrangements) and Luisito Quintero (Percussion).











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