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Janis Siegel with piano

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • Where:Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, KU campus, Lawrence
  • Cost: $19 - $35
  • Age limit: All ages


Nine-time Grammy Award-winner and seventeen-time Grammy Award-nominee, vocalist Janis Siegel has over a dozen solo albums and has amassed a large international fan base to consistently high critical praise.

With The Manhattan Transfer, Siegel sang lead on some of the group’s biggest hits. She also gained a reputation as a vocal arranger by writing five of the charts for the group’s acclaimed masterwork, Vocalese; seven charts for the group’s Grammy-winning album Brazil; and won a Grammy herself in 1980 for her arrangement of Birdland.

Siegel has also been on a number of motion picture soundtracks, and in an age when buyers and sellers are quick to jam music and musicians into convenient little boxes, Siegel—either as a solo artist or in a group setting—has already built a career on defying preconceptions and stereotypes. Her most recent collaborations and projects are many and varied.

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