Manhattan Transfer is a jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that has explored a capella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music.

The group originally consisted of Tim Hauser, Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson, Pat Rosalia, and Gene Pistilli but they disbanded in 1973.  Shortly after Hauser met jazz singers Laurel Masse and Janis Siegel and they, along with drummer Roy Markowitz and singer/composer Alan made up the new incarnation of the group.

In 1975, the group hosted a four-week variety series on American TV. The hour-long show was called The Manhattan Transfer and for the most part concentrated on showcasing the talents of the group.

In 1981, they made music history by becoming the first group to win Grammy awards for both popular and jazz categories in the same year.

Manhattan Transfer Backing Tracks – Chanson D’Amour  …  The Boy From New York City  …  

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