Event – State Theatre NJ – The Manhattan Transfer Swings Christmas Cool Yule – December 14 2012

by Donald Hanson • December 4, 2012 • EventsComments (0)1190

 

State Theatre presents 
The Manhattan Transfer Swings Christmas

 

Cool Yule

 

Friday, December 14, 2012, 8pm; $70, $60, $50, $40, $30

 

Ticket Office: 732-246-SHOW (7469)

 

New Brunswick, NJ (December 3, 2012)—State Theatre presents The Manhattan Transfer Swings Christmas on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 8pm. The 10-time Grammy® Award- winning jazz vocal group will perform holiday hits from their two Christmas albums, An Acappella Christmas and The Christmas Album.  Tickets range from $30-70.

 

The members of The Manhattan Transfer include Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, Cheryl Bentyne, and Alan Paul. Holiday songs in the program will include “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Let it Snow, Let it Snow,” “White Christmas,” “Merry Christmas Baby,” and more.

 

It’s been just about 40 years since Tim Hauser, a former New York City cab driver aspired to form a harmony vocal quartet that could authentically embrace varied musical styles, and still create something wholly unique in the field of American popular song. The group’s first album featuring the now-legendary quartet of Hauser, Siegel, Paul, and Bentyne was Extensions, earning the quartet the hit record “Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone.” The group garnered numerous Grammy® Awards and nominations throughout the ’80s, including simultaneously winning a Grammy® Award for both the jazz and pop categories in 1981 and the historic 12 nominations for the 1985 album Vocalese. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.

 

The ’90s found The Manhattan Transfer’s writing more original material, featured on The Offbeat of Avenues, tackling seasonal standards and children’s music on The Manhattan Transfer Meets Tubby The Tuba, tackling popular music from the ’50s and ’60s on  Tonin’, and, foreshadowing the resurgence of swing, with the release of  Swing. In the ‘00s, the quartet continued to release groundbreaking albums like The Spirit of St. Louis, the live albumCouldn’t Be Hotter, as well as the albums, VibrateThe Symphony Sessions, and The Chick Corea Songbook. The group is currently working on a special project called The Vaults to commemorate its 40th anniversary of incredible vocal jazz.

 

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.

 

State Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State Theatre’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Heldrich is the official hotel of the State Theatre. Magic 98. 3 is the official radio station of the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the State Theatre. 

 

The Manhattan Transfer Swings Christmas

 

Fri, December 14 at 8pm
$70, $60, $50, $40, $30 

 

STATE THEATRE

 

15 Livingston Ave

 

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 

Ticket Office – 732-246-SHOW (7469)

 

Online – www.StateTheatreNJ.org


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