LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… KATIE CAMPBELL!

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.

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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.

www.katiecampbellartist.com

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2014 TOUR DATES & REASONS TO CELEBRATE

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…

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

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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THE RETURN OF EL DORADO CADDY

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CB!

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!

 

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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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CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE NightSongs ~ AMAZON.COM

www.janissiegel.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TMT SWINGS CHRISTMAS!

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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 

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… MARGARET DORN!

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…

TMT w/ Trist & Margaret - Horten, Norway

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).

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