Grammy-winning artist to perform at Reinhardt
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Grammy award-winning artist Janis Siegal will perform Sept. 12 at the Reinhardt Falany Performing Arts Center. Siegal’s career spans decades, as both a solo jazz artist and a member of the 32-year-old band The Manhattan Transfer, which has produced more than half a dozen albums and concert series. <br> Special to the Tribune
Grammy award-winning artist Janis Siegal will perform Sept. 12 at the Reinhardt Falany Performing Arts Center. Siegal’s career spans decades, as both a solo jazz artist and a member of the 32-year-old band The Manhattan Transfer, which has produced more than half a dozen albums and concert series.
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Siegal, front left, with her band The Manhattan Transfer.
Siegal, front left, with her band The Manhattan Transfer.
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Reinhardt’s Falany Performing Arts Center will welcome singer Janis Siegal of The Manhattan Transfer to perform on Friday, Sept. 12.

Festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. when the nine-time Grammy winner and 17-time Grammy nominee takes the stage.

Siegal’s career spans decades, as both a solo jazz artist and a member of the 32-year-old band The Manhattan Transfer, which has produced more than half a dozen albums and concert series. Siegal’s latest tour is called “Ella — A Life in Song.”

Siegal’s Reinhardt performance, “A Night with Ella,” will commemorate the life and music of jazz star Ella Fitzgerald through song, detailing her life through her musical roots to her film career.

Siegal said she chose to form her new show around Ella Fitzgerald because she is one of her idols.

“She is my gold standard,” Siegal said. “So elegant and simple.”

Siegal laughed as she recalled all of the Ella Fitzgerald performances she’s done in the past with larger ensembles, claiming to never have thought to perform an Ella-only concert series of her own.

“I’m so excited about this,” Siegal said of her upcoming Reinhardt performance. “It will be fresh and exciting.”

Siegal said this will be a different experience for her, as she performs with a new trio, including musicians John DiMartino, Dave Finck and Atlanta native Terreon Gully.

“It will be a lot of stuff that is really fresh for me, but it comes from a deep place of passion,” Siegal said.

In preparing for the show, Director of the Falany Performing Arts Center Jessica Akers said she’s “expecting a full house.”

Akers suggested buying tickets in advance, adding Reinhardt has already sold 130 tickets.

Akers said Siegal’s group is “one of (Falany’s) big headliners the year.”

Tickets can be purchased through Reinhardt University’s website at www.reinhardt.edu/fpac. Prices range from $30 to $37.50 for adult tickets, and from $15 to $17.50 for child tickets.

For more information, contact the Falany Performing Arts Center at (770) 720-9167.

Siegal, along with The Manhattan Transfer, will also return to the Falany Performing Arts Center on Feb. 26, 2015.

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