Over the past five decades, the voice of Janis Siegel, a nine-time Grammy winner, has been an undeniable force in The Manhattan Transfer’s diverse musical catalog. Alongside her career as a founding member of this musical institution, Janis has also maintained a solo career that has spawned a dozen solo albums and numerous collaborative projects, amassed a large international fan base, and garnered consistently high critical praise. At Home, earned her a Grammy nomination in 1987 for Best Female Jazz Vocal. In 1989, the New York Music Awards named her Best Female Jazz Singer. Over the years, Janis’s unmistakeable voice has been one of The Manhattan Transfer’s most recognisable trademarks, and she sang lead on some their biggest hits. She also gained a reputation as a vocal arranger by writing five of the charts for the group’s acclaimed Vocalese, and seven charts for the group’s Grammy-winning Brasil. In 1993, she and her Manhattan Transfer colleagues received their honorary doctorates from the Berklee School of Music, and in 1999 they were among the first class of inductees into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame. These days you can find Janis in the place she loves most, the studio, producing various ventures for other artists and singing on a wide array of projects, touring with her trio, and teaching at universities and high schools. She helped launch a virtual music festival, Vocal Gumbo, during the pandemic. Recent CDs include Night SongsHoney & Air, Some Other Time, Mazel, and Cryin’ in My Whiskey, a collection of classic country with a jazz sensibility.

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