This self-described “rock and roll band with horns” was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Now celebrating another milestone — the 50th anniversary of their groundbreaking album "Chicago II" — the band returns to Grainger Studio in the city that inspired its name to play songs from their celebrated album, including “Make Me Smile,” “25 or 6 to 4,” and “Colour My World.”
After her unforgettable rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on "American Idol" in 2006, Katharine McPhee catapulted to instant stardom. In this jazz-filled installment of "Soundstage," McPhee gets the spotlight to herself, performing selections from her fifth studio album, "I Fall In Love Too Easily."
Manhattan Transfer/Take 6 (The Summit)
Pop and jazz fusion vocal quartet, The Manhattan Transfer, is one of the most celebrated a cappella groups in history. They have performed with the biggest names in music - now including the innovative R&B and gospel a cappella group, Take 6. "Soundstage" brings together these two wildly talented ensembles for the very first time.
Michael McDonald has consistently commanded listeners’ attention throughout his long and storied career. The legendary singer brings his wealth of experience, singular artistry, and distinctive voice to "Soundstage," performing such beloved songs as “What a Fool Believes,” “Minute by Minute,” and “Takin’ It to the Streets.”
Richie Sambora joins forces with kindred spirit and platinum-selling solo artist (and former Michael Jackson/Alice Cooper guitarist) Orianthi to form the band RSO. Performing songs from "Rise," a five-song EP that the two made together in 2017, this multi-genre "Soundstage" episode confirms that the duo of Sambora and Orianthi is paving a whole new lane in the male-female vocal genre.