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The Manhattan Transfer has been so consistently excellent through the decades and their shows appear so effortless that it’s easy to take their accomplishments for granted. But how many other vocal groups have lasted 38 years (mostly with the same personnel), and have ranged from swing to rock, to Brazilian and pop, while retaining their popularity and high quality? Tim Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne have continually stretched themselves through the years, whether performing “Java Jive,” “Boy From New York City,” “Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone,” “Birdland” or a full album of Jon Hendricks-penned vocalese. Most recently they have accomplished the near-impossible, recording The Chick Corea Songbook with Corea himself as guest soloist. This legendary foursome mixes all of their musical inspirations together in exciting performances while always exuding class and sophistication. There has never been a group quite like the Manhattan Transfer.

“Celebrating Chick Corea”
Manhattan Transfer
Thursday, October 14, 7:30PM
Herbst Theatre
$30/$50/$75 Premium
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 94102
(866) 920-5299, www.sfjazz.org