The Manhattan Transfer would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! We’re looking forward to a swingin’ 2014 and some very exciting announcements and projects on the horizon…


TMT is kicking off 2014 by escaping the polar vortex and heading down to FLORIDA and THE CARIBBEAN from January 23 to February 2… Good idea, right? Care to join us for some music and rum punch in the sun?

Thursday, January 23 ~ Clearwater, Florida ~ The Capitol Theatre @ 7:30 PM

Friday, January 24 ~ Orlando, Florida ~ The Plaza Theatre @ 8:00 PM

Sunday, January 26 – Sunday, February 2 ~ The Jazz Cruise

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We’re excited to welcome back the one and only TIM HAUSER!!!





And a big THANK YOU to Trist Curless for singing those bass lines the past few months… and for keeping us up to date on all things NFL.











Wishing our gorgeous CHERYL BENTYNE a belated HaPpY, hApPy BiRtHdAy on January 17th! She’ll be missed the next couple of months on the road as she continues to kick cancer where it counts!!!

We love you, CB!


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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It’s that time of year again… for deckin’ those halls, trimmin’ those trees, lightin’ those candles, fryin’ up those latkes… and singin’ those Christmas songs that make us all feel warm and fuzzy!

From Canada to California, from Alaska to Arizona… with a snowy stop in Minnesota… Join us for some holiday cheer!

Thursday, December 5th ~ Markham, Ontario ~ Flato Markham Theatre

Saturday, December 7th ~ Chatham, Ontario ~ Chatham Capitol Theatre

Wednesday, December 11th ~ Minneapolis, MN ~ Pantages Theatre

Friday, December 13th ~ Fairbanks, AK ~ Fairbanks Concert Association ~ Hering Auditorium

Saturday, December 14th ~ Anchorage, AK ~ Alaska Center for the Performing Arts ~ Atwood Concert Hall

Monday, December 16th ~ Costa Mesa, CA ~ Segerstrom Center for the Arts 

Tuesday, December 17th & Wednesday, December 18th ~ Phoenix, AZ ~ Music Theater @ The Musical Instrument Museum 

Saturday, December 21st ~ Waukegan, IL ~ Genesee Theatre 


TMT NEWS – The Manhattan Transfer would like to welcome back the lovely, Margaret Dorn (aka Mad Meg). Margaret stood in for Cheryl a couple of years ago and will now be touring with TMT while CB under goes another round of chemotherapy this winter. We’re very glad to have her back (however, wishing it was under better circumstances) and would like to re-introduce her to you all now…

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TMT w/ Trist & Margaret – Horten, Norway (November 2013)
Margaret Dorn
Margaret Dorn (photo by Lloyd Mulvey)

Margaret Dorn – Margaret Dorn is an award-winning vocalist, composer, arranger and producer whose work has encompassed the worlds of theater, recording, film soundtracks, television, commercials, industrials and concert tours!

An accomplished singer, Margaret has released two solo albums in Europe and has performed with a myriad of artists, including Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Lionel Richie, Michael Feinstein, Boz Scaggs, Willie Nelson, kd lang, Donald Fagen, Barry Manilow, Lucie Arnaz, Carly Simon, Garth Brooks, Michael MacDonald, Diana Ross and The Chieftains. In 2011, she got the call to sub for soprano, Cheryl Bentyne of The Manhattan Transfer and toured with the group for eight months while Cheryl was in treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Her songs have been performed by artists worldwide, including Karen Carpenter, Hiromi Ota, The Sweet Inspirations and Melba Moore. Her producing credits include her own solo CDs as well as 5 CDs for her aw ard winning a cappella group and national champions, The Accidentals (National Champions!).

Margaret is currently working on two theatrical projects in New York City, writing the scores for a new musical “Faraway Bayou” and a musical revue “Women Of A Certain Age” (for which she is also producing the CD).


317463_10150394562559268_1976360567_nDear Wonderful and Loving Friends of The Manhattan Transfer,
I want to let you all know that my lymphoma has returned and I will now be undergoing aggressive chemo through December. This will be a very intense time, but maybe along with the regular chemotherapy business, they can give me a little chin lift? Just sayin…
The hardest part of all this is being away from my singing partners, the band and crew, and of course… I will greatly miss singing for all of you! But, those TMT harmonies will go on and the fabulous Margaret Dorn will once again be standing in for me out on the road.
See you all soon… with all new hair again!!! 😉
With Love,