Bennett: The great American storyCrooner takes stage Monday at Wagner Noël

He’s 92 and one of the most celebrated singers of both the 20th and 21st centuries.
Tony Bennett will bring his live show, along with guest singer and daughter Antonia Bennett, to the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center on Monday.
The Grammy Award-winning musician, whose music spans more than six decades, is on tour and this show is co-presented with Live Nation.
His website,, details that he is not slowing down and his latest recording, with long-time friend and musical colleague, Diana Krall, “Love is Here to Stay,” topped the jazz charts upon its debut.
The album celebrates the music of the Gershwin and includes the jazz standard, “Fascinating Rhythm,” which Bennett and Krall perform as a duet. The song gave the famous crooner a new title – that of a Guinness World Record holder for Bennett, who in 1949, under his stage name of Joe Bari at the time, made his very first recording of the Gershwin standard.
Gershwin has been a theme throughout Bennett’s years as a performer. The Library of Congress presented Bennett with The Gershwin Prize marking the first time that an interpretive singer was been honored.
The event was broadcast on PBS Nationally 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. Bennett’s sixth book, “Tony Bennett: On Stage and in the Studio,” was recently published and provides a look into his career highlighted by an extensive array of photographs, memorabilia, and artwork.
He has worldwide record sales in the millions and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit. He has won 19 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.