The Manhattan Transfer
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust
Wed, December 11, 2013 at 7:30pm
$49.50 to $59.50
A limited number of Gold Circle tickets are available for $104.00.
Student/Educator Rush will be available for The Manhattan Transfer.
Policy: 2 tickets per valid ID; $20 per ticket, cash only; available only at the Pantages Theatre Box Office beginning 2 hours prior to the performance; student/educator must be present with valid ID at time of purchase; resale or transfer of rush tickets is strictly prohibited and all tickets are subject to availability.
The Manhattan Transfer, the multiple Grammy Award-winning vocal group known for their tight and precise four-part harmonies, will bring their Christmas show to the Pantages Theatre. For nearly 40 years, the quartet has been known for putting their own spin on the sounds of jazz, R&B, pop, salsa and swing. 1992’s The Christmas Album, arranged by the legendary Johnny Mandel, remains one of the most popular holiday albums on the Columbia roster. Their Minneapolis show celebrating the group’s 40th anniversary will include a selection of their hits plus seasonal tunes. There will be no opening act. Tickets go on sale at Noon on Friday, June 21. For tickets and information visit www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787.
Consisting of Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, Alan Paul and Cheryl Bentyne (who recently rejoined the group after a battle with cancer), the group has released nearly two dozen albums including 1985’s Vocalese, and 1997’s Swing, which peaked at the top of the Billboard jazz charts. Their 1979 album, Extensions, featured a cover of the 1977 Weather Report hit “Birdland,” which is generally regarded as the group’s anthem and their most popular song. The album also won them their first Grammy Award in 1980 for Best Jazz Fusion Performance.
In 1981, they became the first group ever to win Grammy Awards in both Pop and Jazz categories in the same year- Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Boy From New York City” and Best Jazz Performance by a Duo or Group for “Until I Met You.” They also won consecutive Grammy Awards in 1982 and 1983 and the 12 nominations for 1985’s Vocalese made the album the single greatest Grammy nominated album in one year. Throughout their history, they have recorded with some of the biggest names in the music world including Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, Phil Collins, Frankie Valli and B.B. King.