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 62)
Brooklyn, New York United States
Genres A cappella, jazz fusion, pop, Adult contemporary, gospel
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1965 - current
Labels Atlantic/Music for Pleasure, Capitol, Telarc, Monarch, Red Bird Records
Associated acts The Manhattan Transfer, Young Generation
Website Janis Siegel.com

Janis Siegel (born July 23, 1952) is an American Jazz 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]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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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