Over the past four and a half decades, the voice of Janis Siegel, a nine-time Grammy winner and a seventeen-time Grammy nominee, has been an undeniable force in The Manhattan Transfer’s diverse musical catalog.
Alongside her career as a founding member of this musical institution, Siegel has also sustained a solo career that has spawned almost a dozen finely crafted solo albums and numerous collaborative projects, amassed a large international fan base and garnered consistently high critical praise.
Over the years, Siegel’s unmistakable voice has become one of The Manhattan Transfer’s most recognizable trademarks. She sang lead on some of the Transfer’s biggest hits, such as “Operator,” “Chanson D’Amour,” “Twilight Zone,” “Birdland,” “Shaker Song,” “The Boy from N.Y.C.,” “Spice of Life,” “Sassy” and “Mystery.”
John di Martino is a jazz pianist, arranger and producer who has been described as a “shape-shifter” for his creativity across musical genres.
He has performed and recorded with David “Fat Head” Newman, Pat Martino, Houston Person and Taj Mahal.
A sought-after musical director, di Martino has accompanied Siegel, Jon Hendricks, Keely Smith and Billy Eckstine. His talents as an arranger and pianist can be heard on recordings with Gloria Lynn and Grady Tate and his discography includes many Grammy-nominated albums.