Welcome to our website! Capital Transit is an energetic, four-part vocal jazz ensemble with musical accompaniment. Many of our songs are reflective of the New York group “Manhattan Transfer,” and we also branch out into blues, swing, pop, and Doo-Wop. What makes our group unique and showcases each of our talents is that, in addition to singing four-part harmony, we also accompany with flute, sax, guitar, bass, and hand percussion. This Triangle-based seasoned group of vocal musicians includes Laura Ridgeway (soprano), Lola Youngman (alto), Drew Lile (bass), and Tim Smith (tenor). Dave Youngman tickles the ivories and drums are added for certain performances. Collectively, this group represents 125 combined years of performing jazz!! We perform at festivals, restaurants, parties, dances, and special events – Capital Transit is sure to make your event special and entertaining.
In addition, we offer our music history show, “From Bach to Doo-Wop: 500 Years of Music History in 50 Minutes,” an educational, animated and interactive show for students – giving them a memorable and fun learning experience about the music of Pachelbel all the way to Chuck Berry.
Check out our gig schedule on the “News” page. Listen to our unique sound on the “Audio” page. Sign up for our email list on the “Contact” page. Hope to see you at one of our gigs, and thanks for supporting live music!