Janis Siegel of Manhattan Transfer, Special guest Typhanie Monique featuring pianist Ben Lewis - 1/12
at City Winery Chicago
- 5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
About Janis Siegel
Jazz Vocalist Janis Siegel has confirmed a U.S. tour in support of NightSongs: A Late Night Interlude (Palmetto), her first solo album in seven years. Her band will include album collaborator and pianist John DiMartino, Boris Koslov (bass) Vince Cherico (drums in NYC), and Steve Hass (drums in L.A. and San Diego)
Over the past four decades, the nine-time Grammy winner and a seventeen-time Grammy nominee has been an undeniable force in music; a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, solo artist, producer and arranger, "It’s no news that Siegel has a remarkable vocal instrument, that her sense of time and phrasing are superb, or that every note she sings is delivered with impeccable musicality,” writes Don Heckman.
For NightSongs Janis chose music by everyone from Jobim and Mercer to Jorge Drexler and - one of her new favorites, Janelle Monae. Siegel calls “Marie” by Randy Newman the “ultimate drunken love song,” and “Midnight Sun” is “arguably, one of the top 10 greatest songs ever written.” The album also includes “Lover” (made famous by Peggy Lee), and “You’re Mine, You”, an R&B take on Chet Baker’s version. Her band on the album includes John di Martino (piano& arrangements ), Christian McBride (bass), Martin Wind (bass) Joel Rosenblatt, (drums) Paul Meyers, (guitar) Joel Frahm, (sax), Dominick Farinacci, (trumpet) Steve Khan, (guitar& arrangements) and Luisito Quintero (percussion).