The Manhattan Transfer has been defying genre labels for most of the four decades since the group originally got together in New York City. Blending their soprano, alto, tenor and bass pipes on everything from pop to soul to jazz standards made them live favorites and critically revered, and a go-to backing group for artists ranging from Bette Midler to James Taylor to B.B. King. In 1985, their Vocalese album was nominated for 12 Grammys, second only to Michael Jackson among that year’s nominees, and they’ve hardly slowed down since, touring and recording 28 albums through the years.
Thu, May 28, at 8 pm • $39/$44/$55 • Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • foxtheaterspokane.com • 624-1200