Cheryl Bentyne

Cheryl Bentyne
Born (1954-01-17) January 17, 1954 (age 63)
Mount Vernon, Washington, U.S.
Genres Vocal jazz, pop
Years active1975-present
Labels Columbia, Telarc, King, ArtistShare, Summit
Associated actsThe Manhattan Transfer


Cheryl Bentyne (given birth to January 17, 1954 in Support Vernon, Washington) is a Grammy Award-winning vocalist and an associate from the vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer.

Early years

Bentyne started singing in age group thirteen with her father's Dixieland and golf swing band. Pursuing graduation from Support Vernon SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, she enrolled at Skagit Valley University and examined music and movie theater. She transferred to Seattle in the middle 1970s and sang with John Holte's New Offer Rhythm Music group. The NDRB trombonist Gary McKaig provided her an record with the Manhattan Transfer. After four years in Seattle, she transferred to LA.

The Manhattan Transfer

In 1979, Bentyne became the long term alternative to singer Laurel Massé, who remaining the group after being hurt in an car accident. Her 1st appearance was around the recording Extensions (1979), which received the group its 1st Grammy Award, Greatest Jazz Fusion Overall performance for any vocalese version from the track "Birdland" by Weather conditions Report. Bentyne received ten Grammy Honours using the Manhattan Transfer, including honours for her set up of "Another Night time in Tunisia" with Bobby McFerrin as well as for writing the track "Sassy" for the recording The Offbeat of Strategies.

Solo career

Her debut single album, Something Great (Columbia, 1992), was made by trumpeter Tag Isham and contains traditional pop and jazz standards. This is followed by Fantasizing of Mister Porter (2000), a tribute to Cole Porter; Chat of the city (2004) with Kenny Barron, David "Fathead" Newman, Chuck Mangione; and I WANT TO Away Uptown (2005), a tribute to Anita O'Day. While still an associate from the Manhattan Transfer, she documented the record Duets with bassist Rob Wasserman. In 1991, she collaborated with Isham on the tune for the soundtrack towards the film Mortal Thoughts.Bentyne still left music in 2012 because of illness. Her spleen was taken out and she was identified as having Hodgkin's lymphoma. Margaret Dorn changed her in the Manhattan Transfer. Within a season, a doctor informed her she was free from cancers, and she came back to singing.In 2014, she was a judge and mentor for the Songbook Academy, a summertime program for students operated by the fantastic American Songbook Base founded by Michael Feinstein.

Awards and honors

Grammy Honor for Ideal Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental, "Birdland" (from Extensions), The Manhattan Transfer, 1980; "Until I Met You (Part Pocket)" (from Mecca for Moderns), The Manhattan Transfer, 1981 Grammy Award for Greatest Jazz Vocal Efficiency, Duo or Group, "Path 66" (through the soundtrack Sharkey's Machine), The Manhattan Transfer, 1982; "YOU WILL WANT TO!" (from Physiques and Souls), The Manhattan Transfer, 1983; Vocalese, The Manhattan Transfer, 1985 Grammy Honor for Greatest Pop Performance with a Duo or Group, Brasil; The Manhattan Transfer, 1987; "The Boy from NEW YORK" (from Mecca for Moderns), The Manhattan Transfer, 1981 Grammy Award for Greatest Set up for Voices, "Another Night time in Tunisia" (from Vocalese), Cheryl Bentyne and Bobby McFerrin, arrangers, 1985 Grammy Award for Greatest Contemporary Jazz Efficiency, "Sassy" (through the Offbeat of Strategies), The Manhattan Transfer, 1992 Golden Disk Award, Golf swing Journal: Chat of the city, 2003; Waltz for Debby, 2004; Tracks of Our Period, 2008


1992 Something Great (Columbia) 2003 Chat of the city (Telarc) 2003 Among Close friends (Aix) 2003 Moonlight Serenade (Ruler) 2004 Lamps Still Burn off (Ruler) 2004 Sings Waltz for Debby (Ruler) 2005 I WANT TO Off Uptown (Telarc) 2006 The Publication of Like (Telarc) 2009 THE BRAND NEW York Classes (Compact disc Baby/La Dee Dah) 2011 Gershwin Songbook (ArtistShare) 2012 Tracks of Our Period (Advancement) 2012 Let's Misbehave: The Cole Porter Songbook (Summit) 2013 West Coastline Great (Summit) 2016 Shed Love Tracks (Summit)As visitor 1979 Hollywood Madness, Richie Cole 1986 Spontaneous Innovations, Bobby McFerrin 1988 THAT IS for you personally, Emiel vehicle Egdom 1988 Duets, Rob Wasserman 1992 Bulbous Garlic clove Blues, Ladd McIntosh Big Music group 2003 Got Golf swing!, Erich Kunzel 2009 Right up until I OBTAIN IT Right, Tag Winkler 2008 Vocabulary, Lorraine Feather 2010 The Stanley Clarke Music group, Stanley Clarke