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ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams, Tony Bennett, and his wife Susan Benedetto
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Tony Bennett in performance on November 4, 2011 at Academy of Music in Philadelphia
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Raised in New York City, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as an infantryman with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. Afterwards, 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. Bennett then further 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 then suffered an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era.

Bennett staged a remarkable comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his audience to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2000s. Bennett has won fifteen Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide. 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.

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Articles on Tony Bennett

07/30/14    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga Standards Album Details Announced

03/20/14    Community Articles    By Mark Robbins

Tony Bennett in Concert at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, VA

02/05/14    Voices in Jazz    By Roseanna Vitro

Tony Bennett: His Life in Art & Song

01/02/14    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas 1964
Tony Bennett

09/17/13    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Legacy to Release 1964 Tony Bennett Concert Recording

07/22/13    Features    By Christopher Loudon

Tony Bennett on His 1962 Collaboration With Dave Brubeck

04/01/13    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Lost Bennett/Brubeck White House Recording to Be Released

01/24/13    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga Collaborating on Album

12/26/12    Vox    By Christopher Loudon

Viva Duets
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12/09/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Tony Bennett to Star in Bilingual TV Special Tonight

11/26/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Soul Train Awards Go to Spalding, Bennett, Glasper

10/08/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Tony Bennett to Release ‘Viva Duets’

07/11/12    Jazz a la Mode    By Tom Reney

Tony Bennett: Loving Jazz

02/20/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Tony Bennett Celebrates 50 Years Of Grammy Wins

02/12/12    News    By JazzTimes

Jazz-Related Grammy Winners Announced at Pre-Telecast Show

02/05/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Tony Bennett Auctions New Painting of Louis Armstrong for Charity

12/29/11    Features    By David Evanier

Tony Bennett: Before the Good Life

12/23/11    JT Notes    By Jeff Tamarkin

Tunes for All Times: The Durable Great American Songbook

11/21/11    Photos    By Ben Johnson

Tony Bennett: Live at the Academy of Music

11/17/11    Vox    By Christopher Loudon

Duets II
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10/06/11    Books    By Jeff Tamarkin

All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett

10/01/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Tony Bennett 'Duets II' Opens at #1

09/21/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Tony Bennett Apologizes for Controversial 9/11 Comments

08/31/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Columbia/Legacy Releasing ‘Tony Bennett—The Complete Collection’

12/14/10    News    By Lee Mergner

Mr. & Mrs. Tony Bennett Honored by ASCAP Foundation

08/30/10    Hearing Voices    By Christopher Loudon

Antonia Bennett: Like Father, Like Daughter

01/05/10    News    By Aubrey Everett

Eddie Bruce to Perform Bennett Classics in NYC

December 2008    JT Notes    By Lee Mergner

Checking His List Twice

December 2008    Features    By Christopher Loudon

Tony Bennett: That Holiday Feeling

03/10/08    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

Dennis Irwin Benefit Concert

December 2006    JT Notes    By Lee Mergner

Selling Out Is In

December 2006    Features    By Bill Charlap

Tony Bennett: The Good Life

July/August 2006    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

Through the Years
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July/August 2006    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

Through the Years
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May 2006    News    By Michael Kabran

Granny Grammys: The Old Guard Won Again

December 2005    Holiday CD Roundup    By Tad Hendrickson

Martha Stewart Living Music: Jazz for the Holidays
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December 2005    Holiday CD Roundup    By Tad Hendrickson

Martha Stewart Living Music: Jazz for the Holidays
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50 LPs from 35 Years of JazzTimes, Part I

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50 LPs from 35 Years of JazzTimes, Part I

March 2005    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

The Complete Improv Recordings
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March 2005    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

The Complete Improv Recordings
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10/20/04    By David R. Adler

Concerts — December 2004

03/23/03    Concerts    By Ira Gitler

Marian McPartland's 85th Birthday Celebration

March 2003    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

A Wonderful World
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April 2002    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues
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January/February 2001    Features    By JazzTimes

2000 Year in Review: The Year That Was

December 1999    Features    By Bill Milkowski

Tony Bennett: In an Ellingtonian Mood

November 1997    Books    By Frank Challis

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May 1997    Albums    By Tom Terrell

Tony Bennett On Holiday
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Tony Bennett On Holiday

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The Ultimate Tony Bennett

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The Ultimate Tony Bennett

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Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues

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The Essential Tony Bennett

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A Wonderful World

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Cloud 7

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Fifty Years of Artistry

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Martha Stewart Living Music: Jazz for the Holidays

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The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album

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The Complete Improv Recordings

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The Art of Romance

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Through the Years

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