Cheryl Bentyne, Trist Curless, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel, vocals
Ross Pederson, drums
Boris Koslov, acoustic, electric bass
Yaron Gershovsky, piano, electric keyboard
Founded in the early 1970’s in New York City, and garnering international popularity soon after, legendary ensemble The Manhattan Transfer are known for their amazing harmony and versatility, incorporating pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic, and a cappella music. The multi-GRAMMY winners have recorded over 30 albums and worked with countless musical greats including Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, Bette Midler, Phil Collins, B.B. King, Chaka Khan, James Taylor, Frankie Valli of The Four Seasons, Laura Nyro, Dizzy Gillespie, Ron Carter, and the Count Basie Orchestra.
Their newest release The Junction, is dedicated to the memory of founder Tim Hauser who passed away in 2014. On it, the ensemble embraces a new dynamic and fresh possibilities for their legendary sound that artfully incorporates new member Trist Curliss’ low range into their established blend. Well-renowned for their spectacular re-imaginings of classics The Junction draws inspiration in part from The Transfer’s classic 1975 version of Glenn Miller’s “Tuxedo Junction”. A much anticipated national tour and PBS special with Take 6,“The Summit”, coincided with the album’s 2018 release. Of the album, The Transfer’s soprano Cheryl Bentyne said “As…the theme of the album reflects, democracy is the fabric of the group, and has been from the beginning, We all have a different take on music and appreciate different styles, so each member brings something to the table that is unique. We have tremendous faith in that process. This album is completely us, a true snapshot of who we are right now, having survived so many hardships, but looking forward to exciting new chapters in the band’s story.”