The incomparable Tony Bennett's voice will stop you in your tracks. He first took the pop and jazz
music world by storm in the 1950s, and he hasn't stopped wowing crowds ever since. This is one voice you won't want to miss
hearing live. The legendary singer will be performing on Dec. 12 at San Manuel Casino in Highland, CA, Dec. 14 at the Bob
Hope Theatre in Stockton, CA, Dec. 21 at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading, PA, Jan. 19 at the Tulsa Performing
Arts Center in Tulsa, OK, Jan. 21 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center - Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX, Jan. 22 at
the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center in Midland, TX, Feb. 12 at Mahaffey Theater in Saint Petersburg, FL, Feb. 14 at the
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota, FL, Feb. 16 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, FL, Feb. 20 at
the Tennessee Performing Arts Center Andrew Jackson Hall in Nashville, TN, and Feb. 22 at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in
Biloxi, MS. Tickets to see this vocal powerhouse don't last very long, so be sure to book yours fast! Head over to StubHub
to reserve your seats with just a click of a button!
Tony Bennett's timeless, classic
voice has charmed audiences for decades. His single "Just In Time" climbed the charts in 2007. He achieved recognition once
again in 2011 with his duet of "Body and Soul" with the late Amy Winehouse. When you see him perform live, his soaring vocals
will send shivers down your spine.
Aside from being a renowned singer, Bennett is also a seasoned
and accomplished painter. He has designed works that are on permanent public display in a string of institutions. In addition,
he founded the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York City.
Tony Bennett mostly sings
in the genres of pop, standards, show tunes, and jazz. Raised in New York City, Bennett started singing as a child. His first
record deal was with Columbia Records, and he landed his first number one pop song with "Because of You" in 1951. Bennett
followed that up with a gamut of other top hits, including "Rags to Riches," in the early 1950s. After his first taste of
success in the pop music world, Bennett decided to incorporate more jazz into his songs. The decision paid off, as he landed
even more success in the late 1950s with albums like The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett
cut his signature tune, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
Today, Bennett is still a hugely successful recording artist
and concert act. Bennett has won an impressive 17 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001) and two Emmy
Awards. He has also been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold more than 50 million records around
Bennett grew up listening to the music of Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Judy Garland, and Bing Crosby. As he grew
older, he became familiar with jazz artists like Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, and Joe Venuti. His Uncle Dick was a tap
dancer, which gave young Bennett an early window into show business. The budding singer gave his first public performance
at the age of 10, when he performed at the opening of the Triborough Bridge. Young Bennett finally began singing for money
when he was just 13, performing as a singing waiter in several Italian restaurants in the Queens area of New York City.
went on to attend New York's High School of Industrial Art, where he began studying music along with his other passion, painting.
However, he ended up dropping out of school at age 16 to help support his family. He worked as a copy boy and runner for the
Associated Press in Manhattan, in addition to a stream of other low-skilled, low-paying jobs. In spite of his family's financial
hardships, his love of singing was still alive, and he eventually went back to performing as a singing waiter, playing and
winning amateur nights all over New York City.
In 1950, after Bennett recorded a demo of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams,"
he scored a recording contract with Columbia Records. Shortly after being signed, he was warned by a record executive to be
careful notto imitate Frank Sinatra, (who was just then leaving Columbia). For this reason, Bennett kicked off his career
singing strictly pop songs. His first big hit song was a ballad called "Because of You." The tune started out gaining popularity
on jukeboxes, and eventually climbed to number one on the pop charts in 1951 and stayed there for ten weeks. "Because of You"
ultimately sold over a million copies.
Some of Tony Bennett's biggest hit albums have consisted
ofDuets: An American Classic (2006), Duets II (2011), and Viva Duets (2012).