Victoria Jazz Society

The Manhattan Transfer

Tuesday, September 26 | McPherson Playhouse | 7:30pm

The musicianship is breathtakingly good – their intricate close-harmony singing is stunning, the arrangements top-notch. And they make it look so easy, which it isn’t.” – The Arts Desk

Since 1972, ten-time Grammy-winning and twenty-time Grammy-nominated legendary vocal quartet, The Manhattan Transfer, has achieved an incomparable career of pop and jazz hits, a legacy that defines the group as it recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2022. Their latest 2022 release, Fifty, earned the “Vocal Group Hall of Fame” quartet their 21st Grammy nomination for “Best Vocal Jazz Album,” and showcases their versatility in the genres of jazz and pop. In 1981, they became the first group ever to win Grammys in both pop and jazz categories in the same year, and the dozen Grammy nominations they received for their Vocalese album in 1985 were second to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Recognized for their unique sound, The Manhattan Transfer has also recorded with an impressive array of artists, including Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, Smokey Robinson, Laura Nyro, Phil Collins, B.B. King, Chaka Khan, James Taylor, and Frankie Valli. Together, the members of The Manhattan Transfer have remained true to the integrity and artistry left to them by founding member Tim Houser, who passed away in 2014 and was since replaced by Trist Curless, who joined the original members: Janis Siegel, Cheryl Bentyne, and Alan Paul.

The group has released 19 singles and 29 albums over their incredible career and their music has been widely featured in major films and television shows. With sold-out world tours and record sales in the millions, The Manhattan Transfer, alongside a 7-member ensemble, will bring unique, jazz-infused vocals to audiences spanning generations for their farewell tour in Victoria, BC!


On sale Friday, June 16!

$90.00/$75.00/$55.00 (plus service charges)

Only Available Through:

Royal & McPherson Box Office (250-386-6121 |