Tony Bennett In His Own & Others' Words

Tony Bennett In His Own & Others' Words

The Many Facets of Tony Bennett

We knew Tony Bennett as Anthony Benedetto...

Artist of the 2010 Jazz Fest poster portrait of his friend, Louis Prima. He was a painter before gaining renown as the great American crooner.

We've gathered some reminiscences of him, including his stance on civil rights - well before it was safe to take a stance - because he saw the world as an artist.

Ludovic Hunter-Tilney, Last of the great croonersFinancial Times*

Marc Myers, Tony Bennett’s Heart Was in JazzWall Street Journal*

Felix Kessler, Tony Bennett, Masterful Stylist of American Musical Standards, Dies at 96, Bloomberg*

Jon Pareles, The Amiable, Unswerving Tony Bennett, The New York Times*

Julia Jacobs, Tony Bennett Used His Celebrity to Promote Civil Rights, The New York Times*

Alex Vadukul, Tony Bennett Finds His Heart in Central Park, The New York Times*


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