Monday, August 21, 2017

MANHATTAN TRANSFER’S JANIS SIEGEL TO APPEAR @ AXELROD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel

WHEN: Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 8 PM
WHERE:
Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park
TICKETS: Senior tickets available at $35 and $39, adults at $38 and $42 and students at $25.
For online purchases, visit www.axelrodartscenter.com. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm: 732-531-9106, ext 14. The Axelrod offers ample free onsite parking and is completely handicap accessible. 

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The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) welcomes rhythm and blues legend Janis Siegel, the 9-time Grammy winner and 17-time nominee. Janis Siegel is a founding member of Manhattan Transfer and has been an undeniable force in the group’s diverse musical catalog. Over her 45 years in the music industry, she also has enjoyed a successful solo career with over a dozen solo albums and a large international fan base. 

A Brooklyn-born child of the ’60s, Siegel has been influenced by a wide variety of musical styles. She recalls, “When Motown became popular, I fell head over heels for it, as well as for singers like Aretha Franklin. And of course, I went insane over the Beatles and the British invasion. On the other side of the coin, I also loved Barbra Streisand. And because of living in Brooklyn, I saw a lot of Broadway shows too.” Her solo performances reflect these influences as she recreates familiar standards by George and Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Frank Loesser, Cole Porter and frequently dives into the theater worlds of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Her collaborators have ranged from the late Al Jarreau and Dame Cleo Laine to Bobby McFerrin, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Fred Hersch, New York Voices and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Artistic Director Andrew DePrisco is confident that the APAC audience will be delighted with the concert. “For true lovers of theater music, popular standards and jazz, Siegel is one of the very best vocalists working today. If you love the voices of Ella Fitzgerald and Barbra Streisand, you won’t be disappointed.