UNT Jazz Singers perform two concerts with Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer

Jennifer Barnes
Jennifer Barnes directs the UNT College of Music Jazz Singers. They will perform in concert with Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer on April 11 and 12.
Janis Siegel
Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer will perform in concert April 11 and 12 with the UNT College of Music Jazz Singers.
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:25

What: UNT College of Music's Jazz Singers will give two performances of their spring concert featuring Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer

When: 8 p.m. April 11 (Friday) and 8 p.m. on April 12 (Saturday)

Where: Voertman Hall in the College of Music building, 415 Avenue C, Denton, TX

Tickets: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, non-UNT students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees, and groups of 10 or more; free for UNT students with valid ID. UNT student tickets must be picked up in person, prior to the concert, at the Murchison Box Office. Purchase tickets online at www.theMPAC.com/tickets or by calling the Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802.

Parking: Free after hours and weekend parking can be found in lot 26, southwest of the College of Music. Entrance to the lot is off of Highland Avenue.


DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The College of Music's Jazz Singers welcome nine-time Grammy winning vocalist Janis Siegel, from The Manhattan Transfer, to UNT's campus for concerts on April 11 and 12.

Siegel brings a wide range of talents – as an active solo and group vocalist, vocal arranger and composer – that will not only please audiences, but help challenge the advanced students in the ensemble, said Jazz Singers director and vocal jazz professor Jennifer Barnes.

"She's a live wire, full of energy and full of passion," said Barnes. "I'm so excited for our students and the community to experience this concert."

Barnes and fellow vocal jazz professor Rosana Eckert have known Siegel for years and were happy that Siegel will be able to take time from her current tour with The Manhattan Transfer to perform with the Jazz Singers.

The concert will feature Siegel's vocal arrangements, including "Birdland," her Grammy-winning arrangement of "Sassy" and other selections from her solo and band work. The Jazz Singers will sing with Siegel and as backing vocals on a few of her songs, and Barnes and Eckert will join her for a trio selection.

Performances are at 8 p.m. April 11 (Friday) and 8 p.m. on April 12 (Saturday) in Voertman Hall in the College of Music building, 415 Avenue C, Denton. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, non-UNT students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees, and groups of 10 or more; free for UNT students with valid ID. UNT student tickets must be picked up in person, prior to the concert, at the Murchison Box Office. Purchase tickets online at www.theMPAC.com/tickets or by calling the Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802.

Free after hours and weekend parking can be found in lot 26, southwest of the College of Music. Entrance to the lot is off of Highland Avenue. A map of the area is available at http://maps.unt.edu/?code=MUSI.

About the UNT College of Music

The UNT College of Music is one of the largest and most respected comprehensive music schools in the country. More than 1,600 music students attend UNT each year, participating in more than 50 widely varied ensembles and pursuing specialized studies in performance, composition, music education or music scholarship. UNT faculty members and students have made appearances on the world's finest stages and have produced numerous recordings, many receiving Grammy awards and nominations. Distinguished UNT alumni can be found around the globe, in top music ensembles, opera companies, universities and schools.

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