Tony Bennett is an artist who moves the hearts and touches the souls of audiences. He’s not just the singer’s singer but also an international treasure honored by the United Nations with its Citizen of the World award, which aptly describes the scope of his accomplishments. The son of a grocer and Italian-born immigrant, Anthony Dominick Benedetto sang while waiting tables as a teenager then performed with military bands during World War II. His big break came in 1949 when comedian Bob Hope noticed him working in Greenwich Village. It was Hope who came up with the name Tony Bennett. His classic, “I left my Heart in San Francisco,” is known worldwide. Mr. Bennett is also a serious and accomplished painter, creating works under the name Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is also the founder of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens
Bennett is one of only a handful of artists to have new albums chart in each decade through the new millennium and is recognized for having bridged and even “demolished” the generation gap (The New York Times).
He has sold over 50 million records worldwide and has 15 Grammy Awards. Tony Bennett has introduced dozens of pop standards to the Great American Songbook and continues to tour the world to sold out audiences, winning rave reviews whenever he performs.
Event held at Marcus Center's Uihlein Hall at 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee.
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