The Manhattan Transfer Christmas Show

Christmas might be officially over, but that won’t mean much to the audience at the Manhattan Transfer Christmas Show when holiday tunes are given the cool jazz treatment the vocal group is known for. Made up of Janis Siegel, Alan Paul, Cheryl Bentyne and Trist Ethan Curless, the Manhattan Transfer is expected to throw a few of its most popular tunes, including “Java Jive,” “Birdland” and “Tuxedo Junction,” into the mix. Curless has only recently joined the group following the death of Transfer co-founder Tim Hauser. (Today’s performance pays tribute to Hauser.)

The Grammy Award-winning quartet, founded some 40 years ago, has long been recognized as one of the most innovative and versatile vocal groups around. (The Manhattan Transfer has ten Grammys to its credit, including the first ever win in both the pop and jazz categories in the same year.)

4 p.m. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice Street, Galveston. For information, call 800‑821‑1894 or visit $20 to $85.
Sun., Dec. 28, 4 p.m., 2014

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