Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett



Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926),[1] known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York.[3]

Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as a U.S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Afterward, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records and had his first number-one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951. Several top hits such as "Rags to Riches" followed in the early 1950s. He then refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". His career and his personal life experienced an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era.

Bennett staged a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his reach to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2010s. He has won 19 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Emmy Awards, and was named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. Bennett has sold over 50 million records worldwide.



Tony Bennett Celebrates 90
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 is an album by Tony Bennett, released by Columbia Records on December 16, 2016.
Cheek to Cheek
Cheek to Cheek is a collaborative album by American singers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
Duets II
Duets II is an album by Tony Bennett, released on September 20, 2011.
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" is a popular song, written in the fall of 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, with music by George Cory and lyrics by Douglass Cross and best known as the signature song of Tony Bennett.In 1962, the song was released as a single by Bennett on Columbia Records as the b-side to "Once Upon a Time," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was also included on the album of the same name.

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Tony Bennett, Pharrell Williams and Andra Day help make Stevie Wonder’s 21st annual House Full of Toys benefit a memorable one
  –  December 11, 2017
Straight away, Wonder brought out Tony Bennett. The 91-year-old music legend joined Wonder with “For Once in My Life,” however they had to start the song over since Bennett’s mic wasn’t working. The pair laughed it off and delivered a beautiful ...
Tony Bennett Comes to Hennepin; Tickets On Sale Friday, 12/15
  –  December 11, 2017
Tony Bennett's daughter, Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Ms. Bennett is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Having celebrated his 90th birthday in ...
Tony Bennett, Pharrell Williams & More Get 'Happy' at Stevie Wonder's House Full of Toys Holiday Benefit
  –  December 10, 2017
Then Wonder, in tandem with a crackerjack band led by Emmy Award-winning music director Rickey Minor got the party ... such a gift to the packed house when he welcomed pop legend Tony Bennett to the stage. Emerging to a cacophony of cheers, shout-outs ...
Josh Groban Releases Tony Bennett Duet 'Christmas Time is Here'
  –  December 6, 2017
( Josh Groban and Tony Bennett have united for a true Christmas classic from ... The new version comes with an animated music video featuring the vocalists singing the song in a snowy winter wonderland. The song is one of six new tracks found ...
Coming to Altria Theater: Tony Bennett on March 17
  –  December 5, 2017
Tony Bennett, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades, is coming to Richmond Saturday, March 17 at Altria Theater. With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit ...
Tony Bennett shares five favorite duet partners, and the dream artist that got away
  –  December 4, 2017
Tony Bennett, at age 91, is king of the duets ... Lady Gaga, seen performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. (Photo: Richard Lui, The Desert Sun-USA TODAY NETWORK) “I love the fact that I got involved with Lady Gaga ...
Tony Bennett earns 35th career Grammy nomination
  –  November 29, 2017
Veteran singing sensation Tony Bennett has a major reason to be proud. He earned his 35th career Grammy nomination, at the upcoming 2018 Grammy ceremony. Throughout his lengthy career in the music business, Bennett has won a total of 19 Grammy awards ...
Tony Bennett Honored with the 2017 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
  –  November 29, 2017
Earlier this month, Tony Bennett came to DAR Constitution Hall in Washington ... Groban discussed what sets Bennett apart in the music world, drawing from the time he collaborated with the star. "Tony has that indescribable nuance to his voice, that ...
Tony Bennett, Dave Matthews and Pharrell will join Stevie Wonder for his House Full of Toys Benefit Concert
  –  November 20, 2017
It was just announced that those special guests would include singer-songwriter Andra Day, rocker Dave Matthews, hit machine Pharrell Williams, tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and fellow music legend Tony Bennett. Spend New Year’s Eve with ...
Tony Bennett Feted by Music Stars, D.C. Politicos at Gershwin Prize Event
  –  November 16, 2017
WASHINGTON — When Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and others took to the stage at DAR Constitution Hall to present the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Tony Bennett, he ran on ...


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