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The Manhatten Transfer


Fri Apr 14 2023


7:30 pm

The fourth in a series of New Mexico Jazz Festival events at the Lensic this spring, The legendary Manhattan Transfer remains a cornerstone for great pop and jazz hits, a legacy that the group has cemented in its illustrious 50-year career. The quartet has received 10 Grammy Awards and 20 nominations and has been inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Trist Curless has now officially become a member of the group, joining Janis Siegel. Alan Paul, and Cheryl Bentyne, all of whom are conscious of maintaining the integrity and artistry left by founding member Tim Hauser who passed away in 2014. With sold-out world tours and worldwide record sales in the millions, The Manhattan Transfer (TMT) continues to bring unique and extraordinary melodic and jazz-infused vocals to new and established audiences that span generations. Beginning with their first performances in the early 1970s, TMT have become the cornerstones of contemporary music. Originally launched by Tim Hauser in 1969, by 1972, the group was comprised of Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Laurel Masse. Then, Cheryl Bentyne joined the group in 1979 after Laurel Masse left. The group made their recording debut with their self-titled album in 1975 and were known primarily as an East Coast cult act until they expanded their following by starring in their own 1975 CBS-TV variety series as a summer replacement for the Cher Bono Show. Starting as an underground group in New York City, The Manhattan Transfer garnered international popularity when “Chanson D’Amour” from the 1976 Coming Out album became a number one hit in Europe.

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Lensic Performing Arts Center
Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W. San Francisco Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501