Tony Bennett to perform at Vina Robles Ampitheatre
Tony Bennett will perform at the Vina Robles Ambpitheatre on Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $60 to $141, and can be purchased starting Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Vina Robles Amphitheatre Box Office and Boo Boo Records or online at Ticketmaster.
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 Berklee College of Music.
His long list of achievements includes eighteen Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Some of his signature tunes include “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco.”
Tony Bennett celebrated his 85th birthday in 2011 with the release of “Duets II,” making Tony the oldest artist to ever have a #1 CD on the Billboard album charts. “Duets II,” followed up “Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic” CD, released in 2006. 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the singer’s signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” as well as the release of a new documentary film, “The Zen of Bennett,” created and conceived by Tony’s son and manager Danny Bennett.
Bennett also authored his fourth book, “Life is a Gift,” released in 2012 and entered the NY Times Best Seller list. In 2014, Tony Bennett released a collaborative album with Lady Gaga, “Cheek to Cheek” featuring these two artists performing jazz standards. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album charts making Bennett the oldest musical artist, at the age of 88, to have an album top the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Pop Album category. Tony Bennett is a Kennedy Center Honoree, an NEA Jazz Master and a recipient of the United Nation’s Humanitarian and Citizen of the World honors.
Bennett is also a painter. He has exhibited his work in galleries around the world, and three of his original paintings are part of the permanent collection in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.
Throughout his career, Tony Bennett has supported humanitarian concerns and joined with Dr. Martin Luther King in the historic Selma march in 1965. His many charitable works include raising millions towards Diabetes, and lending his artwork to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. In 2007, he was honored by the United Nations. Together with his wife, Susan, Tony Bennett established the charitable organization, Exploring The Arts (ETA) to support arts education in public high schools. Tony also founded Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a NYC public high school in his hometown of Astoria, Queens and ETA now supports 14 additional NYC public high schools throughout New York City and just expanded to support three public arts high schools in Los Angeles.