Janis Siegel

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Janis Siegel
Manhattan Transfer.jpg
Manhattan Transfer from left to right: Janis Siegel, Cheryl Bentyne, Alan Paul and Tim Hauser
Background information
Born(1952-07-23) 23 July 1952 (age 61)
Brooklyn, New York United States
GenresA cappella, jazz fusion, pop, Adult contemporary, gospel
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1965 - current
LabelsAtlantic/Music for Pleasure, Capitol, Telarc, Monarch, Red Bird Records
Associated actsThe Manhattan Transfer, Young Generation
WebsiteJanis Siegel.com
 
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Janis Siegel
Manhattan Transfer.jpg
Manhattan Transfer from left to right: Janis Siegel, Cheryl Bentyne, Alan Paul and Tim Hauser
Background information
Born(1952-07-23) 23 July 1952 (age 61)
Brooklyn, New York United States
GenresA cappella, jazz fusion, pop, Adult contemporary, gospel
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1965 - current
LabelsAtlantic/Music for Pleasure, Capitol, Telarc, Monarch, Red Bird Records
Associated actsThe Manhattan Transfer, Young Generation
WebsiteJanis Siegel.com

Janis Siegel (born July 23, 1952) is a singer with the vocal group The Manhattan Transfer (1972–present). In 1965 Siegel recorded with a group called Young Generation on Red Bird records. In 1972 the original Manhattan Transfer had disbanded, and founder Tim Hauser re-formed the band with different singers, including Siegel. This incarnation of the band has enjoyed international popularity, covering songs from the 1930s through the 1980s in a variety of genres including jazz fusion, R&B, pop, and doo wop. The band has received 10 Grammy Awards during Siegel's ongoing tenure, and was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003.[1]

Her first solo album, Experiment in White, was released in 1981, and her second album, At Home, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Jazz Vocalist. Siegel is a Grammy Award winner as a member of The Manhattan Transfer.

In 1985, Siegel joined Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin and Dianne Reeves in a group called Sing, Sing, Sing.

She is currently a member of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra.

Discography (Solo)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warner, Jay. "The Manhattan Transfer (Inducted 1998)". The Manhattan Transfer (Inducted 1998). Vocal Group Hall of Fame Publications. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 

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