On reARRANGEMENTS OF SHADOWS, veteran vocalist CHERYL BENTYNE reimagines songs by the iconic Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Widely known for her 38 years as part of the renowned vocal group The Manhattan Transfer, Bentyne is also a solo performer with over a dozen CDs under her own name as well as several collaborative projects with other singers and instrumentalists.

Sondheims lyrics are often di cult to sing outside the context of his shows. It takes an artist of Bentynes stature to create her own fully realized, personal context from Sondheims often di cult lyrics.

The ten tunes that comprise reARRANGEMENTS OF SHADOWS are mostly wellknown to theater a cionados. To create a fresh, new take for each song and an exciting, unpredictable dynamic for the entire project, she enlisted the help of several of the most innovative jazz arrangers around today. The diverse approaches of each arranger all coalesce into a uni ed soundscape by Bentynes melli uous vocal quality and incandescent emotional honesty.

reARRANGEMENTS OF SHADOWS will be available in stores and online everywhere.

Listen on Soundcloud to “Send in the Clowns

Order NOW on ArtistShare!!! 

Holly Cooper / MOUTHPIECE MUSIC (310) 993-4017

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.




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).











Behind the Scenes in the Studio…

Java Jive In Space

The NASA space shuttle report on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 [7:00 a.m. CST] revealed that our “Java Jive” was the wakeup song of the day for the crew…

The crew’s wakeup call to begin their fourth day in space came at 6:23 a.m., giving them 30 minutes of extra sleep to make up for a later than expected bedtime on Saturday. The wakeup song for the day, “Java Jive” as performed by The Manhattan Transfer quartet, was played for Commander Steve Lindsey. STS-133 is Lindsey’s fifth shuttle mission and third visit to the space station.

Read the full report.
Listen to “Java Jive” from our album Swing.