Jazz Foundation of America to Honor Tony Bennett and Harry Belafonte

'A Great Night in Harlem' set for April 4

Tony Bennett, Monterey Jazz Festival, 9/12 image 3
Tomas Ovalle

Tony Bennett at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September 2012.

The Jazz Foundation of America has announced that its annual gala, “A Great Night in Harlem,” will take place on Thursday, April 4, at 8 p.m. at the Apollo.

Harry Belafonte and Tony Bennett will be honored with lifetime achievement awards.

The event, hosted by Danny Glover, will also feature performances by Patti Smith, Bettye LaVette, The Count Basie Orchestra, Bruce Willis, August Greene (featuring Common), and Savion Glover.

For more on Bennett, check out this JazzTimes feature from October 2018 on the crooner’s collaboration with Diana Krall. The singers paid tribute to George and Ira on their first album together.