The Manhattan Transfer
44th Annual Bermuda Festival opens with the 10-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, legendary jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer. Founded in 1969 and signed to Atlantic Records by the legendary head of the label, Ahmet Ertegun, the group released their self-titled debut in 1975. The critical praise and commercial success of the group’s first seven studio albums could hardly have prepared them for the monumental success of their 1985 album Vocalese (12 GRAMMY® Award nominations that year). As one of the most important and innovative vocal groups in the history of popular music, The Manhattan Transfer accrued worldwide sales in the millions and are veterans of sold-out world tours. Along with Chick Korea, TMT has recently been awarded The National Music Council’s American Eagle Award at the NAMM show in Nashville and released a new album entitled The Junction. Join us as we prepare to give a warm Bermuda welcome to The Manhattan Transfer!
Opening Act: Gita Blakeney-Saltus and Sheila Smith
Saturday, January 19
Fairmont, Southampton (Mid Ocean Amphitheatre)