From the 1970s to the early 1980s, the Manhattan Transfer were the hottest thing swingin’. Inspired by earlier jazz vocal groups such as Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross and the Andrews Sisters, the quartet took the revived style into the mainstream and won several Grammys along the way; one went to Siegel herself for the group’s 1980 arrangement of Weather Report’s “Birdland.” But her cohorts in the Requinte Trio—drummer and singer Nanny Assis, pianist John DiMartino, and bassist Leo Traversa—are no slouches, either, all storied musical veterans themselves. The band plays a breezy, pleasing cocktail of American and Brazilian jazz with vocals in both Portuguese and English.
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The Requinte Trio will perform at the Senate Garage in Kingston, New York, on September 13 at 8pm. Tickets are $25, For more information, call (845) 802-0029 or visit https://www.jazzstock.com/.
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