Tony Bennett at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre | Arts & Culture
The St. Johns County Cultural Events Division is proud to announce that legendary crooner Tony Bennett will appear at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in support of his recent #1 album, Duets II.
Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in 1926, Tony Bennett is one of the most iconic performers of recent generations. Bennett served in the U.S. Army during the end of World War II, and upon his return, began his singing career with Columbia Records. His first number one hit “Because of You” was released in 1951. His signature song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” was recorded in 1962. 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. 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.
Duets II was released in September 2011, and was Mr. Bennett’s first number one album. It features duets with artists including the late Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin among other major artists.
For tickets to this show contact the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box offices, ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.