The Manhattan Transfer
Multi-Grammy Award®-winning vocal sensation The Manhattan Transfer performs with Northern Virginia’s own American Festival Pops Orchestra in a swinging evening of jazz-pop fusion at its very best. The legendary quintet revolutionized vocal jazz with their impeccable harmonies and crisp interpretations of jazz classics. They gained popularity in New York cabarets in the early 1970s, and quickly earned national fame with the release of their hit album and the single “Operator,” which took radio stations by storm. They continued to perform and record, exploring a range of jazz vocal genres, always with great success, earning their first two Grammy Awards® for the remake of their signature “Birdland.” They have recorded with such greats as Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, and Smoky Robinson. Now they join the American Festival Pops Orchestra with Artistic Director and Founder Anthony Maiello, who has gathered some of the most extraordinary musical talent in the greater D.C. area, to present a dynamic evening of vocal and instrumental swing, doo-wop, jazz, and pop.