RIP: Manhattan Transfer’s Tim Hauser, 1941-2014

October 30th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg
Tim Hauser

Tim Hauser

Tim Hauser, the founder and guiding force behind Manhattan Transfer, the Grammy Award-winning jazz vocal group, died on Thursday, October 16 in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He was 72 years old.

Hauser was a native of Troy, and he brought Manhattan Transfer back to the Capital Region on a regular basis since the group first formed in 1969 – playing a wide variety of Local 518 venues from J.B. Scott’s to the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC.

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LIVE: Manhattan Transfer @ The Egg, 9/25/09

September 28th, 2009, 12:48 pm by Greg

You can read my review of Manhattan Transfer’s performance at The Egg on Friday evening in the Times Union.

Here are some additional observations:

Group leader Tim Hauser – an East Greenbush native – has a favorite spot that he visits whenever he gets to play a homecoming show. “Whenever I’m in Albany, there’s one place I always go – Jack’s,” Hauser told the crowd. “I was there today for lunch,” he added – oysters and clams.

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