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The Manhattan Transfer

    Genre : Jazz / Pop

    Perform on:
    Friday March 2, 2012
    Semeru Garuda Indonesia Hall
    Saturday March 3, 2012
    D1 Telkomsel Simpati Hall

    Website :
    http://www.manhattantransfer.net


  

About This Act :

It's been nearly thirty-five years since Tim Hauser, a former Madison Avenue marketing executive, paid his bills by driving a New York City cab while aspiring to form a harmony vocal quartet sui generis that could authentically embrace varied musical styles, and still create something wholly unique in the field of American popular song.

Hauser had been in doo-wop groups, folk groups, and even in a short-lived quintet named The Manhattan Transfer, but as the sounds of jazz, R&B, pop, rock Ďní roll, salsa and swing poured out of brownstones, Hauser now dreamt of four-part harmonies without limits.

In the Fall of 1972, Hauser's taxi fare was an aspiring young singer named Laurel Massť, who was familiar with the sole album by Hauserís earlier Manhattan Transfer combo, and was looking to form a group. A few weeks later, another of Hauserís fares invited him to a party where he met Brooklyn native Janis Siegel; although already in a group, Siegel agreed to help out on some demos and before long she was the third member of The Manhattan Transfer. As Hauser, Massť and Siegel began rehearsing, Massťís then-boyfriend, who was drumming in a Broadway pit band, introduced Hauser and Siegel to Alan Paul, who was co-starring in the original production of Grease, and the rest, as they say, is history.