Janis Siegel in Cologne with Mattias Nilsson

After 50 years with the Manhattan Transfer, singer Janis Siegel is ready to stroll new paths. The last concert with this legendary vocal jazz quartet took place in LA at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on December 15th. Janis was pretty prolific over the years with her solo projects too. Standout albums are those she recorded with the great pianist Fred Hersch. Their 1995 album “Slow Hot Wind” is one of my favorite vocal jazz releases. What they did to songs by Stevie Wonder, Take 6, Sting, Johnny Mandel, the Beatles, or Djavan, is really pretty unique and always a joy to listen to. Or check out her brilliant 2013 album “Night Songs” which features Steve Khan, Martin Wind, Christian McBride, and Peter Eldridge with another superb collection of songs by Randy Newman, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brenda Russell, Ann Hampton Callaway, or Billy Strayhorn.

Janis Siegel "Night Songs"
“Night Songs – A Late Night Interlude”. Cover of the 2013 album by Janis Siegel.

Janis teams up with Swedish pianist Mattias Nilsson for some select dates in Europe. Matthias has established himself as one of Sweden’s best pianists with concerts around the world. He mixes up the typical Scandinavian folk with jazz and classical sensibilities and is called the “Swede with the warm Scandinavian touch”. It will be a thrill witnessing the two live in concert in Cologne in late February. And it will be pretty exciting to learn which songs they choose for this exclusive night.

2/22 Krylbo
2/23 Malmö – Victoriateatern
2/25 Vallentuna
2/27 Bologna
2/29 Cologne – King Georg
3/02 Copenhagen

2/29 Cologne – King Georg

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