At first glimpse, this petite songbird easily blends into almost any scene comfortably, always aware of her surroundings, quietly observing. You wouldn’t know you’re chatting with one of the most recognizable voices in vocal jazz/pop history. She sings with laser precision when softly purring a classic ballad. When it’s time to rock in her upper register or swing out, she blows your mind, then casually slips into scatting a bass line or solo, always offering thoughtful improvisation.
In an industry not known for longevity, Janis Siegel has defied the odds, spanning decades as a highly skilled performance artist in one of the most celebrated vocal jazz groups in the world today: the Manhattan Transfer. She applies intellect and heart through her voice and arranging capabilities, weaving sonic beauty while navigating a world of different styles in music through the prism of her vision, an inner knowing. At this stage in her illustrious career, you might find her performing with her Requinte group or leading one of the hottest singing shows, Vocal Mania, along with gal-pal, Lauren Kinhan of the New York Voices.