TONY BENNETT @ NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS
NEWARK, NJ -- Metropolitan Entertainment and New Jersey Performing Arts Center proudly present the return of TONY BENNETT, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades. Having sold out previous concerts at NJPAC, Bennett returns on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8pm.
At the age of 92, TONY BENNETT is not slowing down. Tony’s latest album is a collaborative project with long-time friend and colleague Diana Krall titled, LOVE IS HERE TO STAY. Celebrating the musical legacy of the Gershwins, the album just debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current and Traditional Jazz Charts. Also out now is a new book, TONY BENNETT: ON STAGE AND IN THE STUDIO, which provides an insightful look into Tony’s illustrious recording career highlighted by an extensive array of photographs, memorabilia, and artwork.
As a special offer, a CD or digital download of Love Is Here To Stay, is included with every ticket purchase.
No one in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence than Tony Bennett. His previous album, “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90,” won a Grammy Award this past February for his son Dae Bennett who produced the album. Bennett also appeared on the 60th Anniversary Grammy Awards telecast and presented an award with John Legend, who sang with Tony on the 2006 “Tony Bennett: DUETS” recording. This past November, the Library Of Congress presented Bennett with The Gershwin Prize marking the first time that an interpretive singer has been honored. The event was broadcast on PBS Nationally this January and featured tribute performances by Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Gloria Estefan and many others. His signature song, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” was inducted this year in the National Recordings Registry.
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, TONY BENNETT is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes nineteen Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Kennedy Center Honoree, an NEA Jazz Master and a recipient of the United Nation’s Humanitarian and Citizen of the World honors. His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture.
Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Antonia Bennett is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
Produced by John Scher/Metropolitan Entertainment and New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Tickets to see are available September 21st at 10 a.m. at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office.