Janet Hammer

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"Route 66"

Who is Manhattan Transfer
Having been called one of the slickest vocal groups in the business, Manhattan Transfer made its mark cultivating tight four-part harmonies and some of the most impressive vocal calisthenics ever recorded.  Their music spans the full musical landscape from doo-wop to be-bop, from jazz to swing. 

In 1981, they became the first group ever to win Gammy Awards in both the Pop and Jazz categories in the same year.  With an active career spanning over 40 years including 20 Grammy nominations and 10 wins, Manhattan Transfer is one of the most important and influential vocal groups in the history of popular music.

Transfer Tribute Show
As the premier Manhattan Transfer tribute vocal quartet from San Diego, these multi-talented singers are not to be missed! Using their smooth, rich vocal blend, they bring to life the intricate harmonies and innovative arrangements of one of the most acclaimed and award-winning vocal groups in pop music. Performing with their 3 piece band or with professionally recorded backing tracks, the Transfer Tribute show is of the highest caliber sounding as close to the original group as you'll hear.

Janet, Alan Paul, and Athena

Who We Are

These four amazing singers form the group, Corner Pocket.  With their smooth, rich vocal blend, and signature energetic style, they bring intricate harmonies to life through their dynamic and innovative arrangements. Inspired by such influential vocal groups as The Manhattan Transfer and the New York Voices,  they perform a repertoire of Jazz, Big Band, and Swing.  Some tunes are sung A Cappella and some are joined by their stellar 3-piece band comprised of Charlie Weller (drums), Harley Magsino (bass), and Tobin Chodos (piano).  Together they deliver a show that's sure to impress! 

Sample Song List -

- Manhattan Transfer

  • Java Jive
  • Operator
  • Candy
  • That Cat is High
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • Gloria
  • Boy from New York City
  • Trickle Trickle
  • Route 66
  • Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Until I Met You (Corner Pocket)
  • Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
  • God Only Knows
  • Birdland

What We Offer

  • A Fully scripted and choreographed performance filled with perfectly blended harmonies, interesting info, a little humor, and tons of fun!
  • Authentic harmonies  from some of the most loved songs directly from the Manhattan Transfer music book (Transfer Tribute Show) or a combination of other groups and our own original arrangements.  
  • Accompanied by killer backing tracks or our fabulous band.  We can fit your budget and venue by offering a choice of a live band or professionally recorded backing tracks.
  • Or we can perform strictly A Cappella with no instruments or tracks at all.  Our bass singer supplies all the sounds of the drums and bass in beat box style while the other three fill out the chords and melodies.
  • Performances for large, medium, or small audiences.  We can tailor the length of our show to fit your specific event.
  • State-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment.
  • We can provide everything you need for an amazing show!

"Transfer Tribute" excerpts

Some Venues and Clients

  • Palomar College
  • Belly Up Tavern
  • Martinis Above Fourth
  • Vision: CSL
  • ​Social Media Marketing Convention
  • Sheraton Carlsbad Resort
  • ​Assistance League RSD
  • La Costa Glen
  • Casa De Manana
  • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • Gala in the Garden
  • ​Vista Library

Some Quotes

  • "You've got their sound nailed!" - Lee Lampard Stone, Former President Actor's Asylum Productions 

  • "With outstanding vocal technique and dynamic vocal arrangements, Transfer Tribute delivers a solid show not to be missed!"  -Earl Thomas, two time Grammy Award nominee

  • "The show was great! We want you back!  You all sounded wonderful - lots of compliments!" -Devon Neubauer, Martinis Above Fourth Cabaret

Corner Pocket

Vocal Harmony at it's finest!

"Transfer Tribute" excerpts

More Cool Stuff

When meeting the members of the Manhattan Transfer in their green room Cheryl Bentyne, soprano exclaimed "Which one of you is me?" to which Athena replied "I am" and pointing at Janet, "Janis, this one is you!"

"God Only Knows"

"That Cat Is High"

Sample Song List - Jazz

  • Route 66 - Manhattan Transfer
  • Birdland - Manhattan Transfer
  • Sing, Sing, Sing - New York Voices
  • Smack Dab in the Middle - Ray Charles
  • Dear John - Idea of North
  • On a Clear Day - New York Voices
  • I Could Write a Book - New York Voices
  • Sway - Michael Buble

Janis Siegel & Janet Hammer

Cheryl Bentyne & Athena