The Manhattan Transfer
Tickets start at $55. The platinum-selling, worldwide chart topping jazz-pop vocal quartet of old school hipsters remains a staple in both jazz and mainstream music. Manhattan Transfer has been around for 40 years, but it is far more remarkable that those four decades have been marked by near-continuous artistic expansion and advancement. The Transfer has drawn from all adjacent wells, cleverly appropriating everything from big-band swing and the bop-centric brilliance of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, to East Coast doo-wop, and the West Coast intricacy of the Mel-Tones. Along the way, with over 20 albums to their credit, they have delivered their share of masterpieces, from the vibrant Pastiche (1978) and the zoot-sharp Swing (1997), to the landmark Hendricks tribute Vocalese (1990), and their ingenious release The Chick Corea Songbook (2009). The group is thrilled that band member Cheryl Bentyne is back and touring with Tim Hauser, Alan Paul, and Janis Siegel. “Whatever they do, wherever they do it, it’s always with that signature sound: four-part harmony, tight and precise.” — (CBS Sunday Morning). “A marvelous blend of melody and song.” — (AllAboutJazz).
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Location: Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning — 273 Bloor Street West