Wed, December 12th

An Evening with Janis Siegel


Doors 6:30pm
Show 7:15pm
Advance Price $15 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a Full Dinner for only $20 - details below)
Door Price $20
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

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An Evening with
Janis Siegel
of The Manhattan Transfer

Come Celebrate DROM's 5th Anniversary: 
1 FREE SHOT w/ Advance Online Ticket Purchase Per Person for This Show!




Over  the past  three and  a half  decades, the  voice of  Janis Siegel  -- a  nine-time Grammy  winner and  a seventeen-time  Grammy nominee -- has been  an  undeniable  force in The Manhattan Transfer's diverse musical  catalog.  Alongside  her  career as  a  member of  this 36-year  musical institution,  Siegel has  also sustained a solo career that has spawned more than a half dozen finely-crafted solo albums and numerous collaborative projects, amassed a large international fan base and garnered consistently high critical praise. 

In  an  age when  buyers  and  sellers are  quick  to  jam music  and  musicians  into convenient  little  boxes, Siegel - either as a solo artist or in a group setting - has already built a career on defying preconceptions and stereotypes.  A Thousand Beautiful Things is another step in Siegel's ongoing pursuit of eclecticism. 

"The question  about The  Manhattan Transfer was  always: 'Are  you a  jazz group  or  a pop  group?'"  she says.  "When we were concentrating  on jazz , we recorded  our album Vocalese which came out in 1985 and was wildly popular for us. We were embraced by the jazz purists and jazz radio, but pop radio wouldn't play us.  But then when we did pop records, oh my God, the jazz people just went to pieces.

"Siegel's most  recent collaborations  and projects  outside  The  Manhattan Transfer  are many  and varied. She is currently  a touring member of the improvisational vocal group, Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra, made an appearance as a '30s-style Boswellian (as in The Boswell Sisters) cowgirl on the debut album by Frank Vignola and Joe Ascione, titled 33 1/3, and was a participant alongside Luciana Souza, Mulgrew Miller and the late James Williams in a tribute to jazz legend  Dizzy Gillespie at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center.  Janis  Siegel was also a member of the ensemble  cast debuting  Cy Coleman and Alan and Marilyn Bergman's jazz song  cycle Songs  For A New Millenium at the Kennedy  Center.  She appears with her duo  partner Fred Hersch on 2 Hands 10 Voices, a benefit album for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a cause close to her  heart, and also contributed  three  cuts to NY  drummer Steve  Hass'  CD Traveler.  The summer of 2003  found  her an eager participant in the Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.  Siegel performed to  rave reviews  with an  all-star ensemble  including  Dame Cleo  Lane, Dee  Dee Bridgewater, Kevin Mahogany and Canadian  jazz singer Denzil Sinclaire. In March 2008,  she  was asked again to pay tribute to her idol in a program called, "LA Phil Presents A Tribute To Ella." at Disney Hall in Los Angeles.
These days, you can find  Janis in the place she loves most, the  studio,  producing  various ventures  for other artists and singing on projects ranging from patriotic Americana to a tribute to Lionel Hampton. The fall of 2008 will find her in the studio singing and co-producing with guitarist Frank Vignola, on a tribute to the great Johnny Mercer. This project will also feature Janis' girl trio, JaLaLa, which is comprised of former MT partner Laurel Masse and Lauren Kinhan from the New York Voices.
Siegel - who has made a home in Manhattan with her son, Gabriel, and generally follows her own muse - isn't about to get backed into the hopeless  corner of trying to be all things to all people.  Some styles are timeless and universal, regardless of prevailing trends. "I think people will always respond to emotion and to  great  songs  sung  well,"  she  says.  "And  I think  the  vocalists  in  particular  will  always  be  in  demand. There's nothing  that approximates the human voice.  In the end, when  you come down to it, people want 
to feel something."
Telarc  Discography
I Wish You Love (2002) CD-83551
Friday Night Special (2003) CD-83566
Sketches of Broadway (2004) CD-83597
A Thousand Beautiful Things (2006) CD-83630

The Manhattan Transfer (1972 - Present)
Founding member of the world's pre-eminent vocal group, interpreting American music from Swing to Rock and Pop to vocalese and Rhythm and Blues.  Over the years, Janis has sung lead on many of the Manhattan Transfer's biggest hits, including "Operator," "Twilight Zone," "The Boy from New York City," "Mystery," "Spice of Life," "Shaker Song," "Birdland," "Ray's Rockhouse," and the 5-million selling "Chanson D'Amour."  Janis co-produced the group's Pastiche album, and has arranged many of the vocals on the Transfer's 18 albums, yielding her a Grammy for Best Vocal Arrangement for "Birdland."  In 1991, Janis co-wrote and sang lead on the Grammy-winning performance for "Sassy."
Official website 




**Dinner Special Details**


Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 

Dinner options include:


  OPTION 1: Mediterranean Plate with Green Salad and a Soda

  OPTION 2: Cheeseburger with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda

  OPTION 3: Fish & chips with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda

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