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  • TIMELESS ENTERTAINER TONY BENNETT PERFORMS AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
  • Aug. 22, 2003
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 AT 8:30 PM

    August 22 sponsored by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

    August 22 media sponsors: KKJZ 88.1 FM and K-SURF 1260 AM

    August 23 is a Lexus Passionate Performance

    August 23 media sponsors: KTWV 94.7 FM The Wave and K-SURF 1260 AM

    Tony Bennett, the man Frank Sinatra hailed as "the best singer in the business," returns to the Hollywood Bowl for two unforgettable performances on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23 at 8:30 p.m. The evening begins with the Los Angles Philharmonic, led by Orchestra X founder and Music Director John Axelrod, playing a program featuring Kurt Weill's Little Threepenny Music and Joplin's The Entertainer. Tony Bennett then takes the stage with his quartet to demonstrate the easy, natural singing style that has made him an international superstar. With a repertoire brimming with songs we all know by heart, Bennett is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

    Tony Bennett is a multi-talented singer, painter and writer who has thrilled audiences for over half a century with his legendary vocals. He has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, sold over 50 million records worldwide, and his humanitarian efforts have been recognized by the United Nations, which honored him with a "Citizen of the World" title. A self-proclaimed live performer at heart, Bennett has won multiple Grammys, an Emmy, and a Cable Ace Award for his stage concerts "Live By Request…Tony Bennett" and "MTV Unplugged."

    Naming Art Tatum, Mildred Bailey, Frank Sinatra, and Billie Holiday as primary influences, vocalist TONY BENNETT, a child of the big band era, has become an American legend. He was discovered by Bob Hope while he was singing with Pearl Bailey in a New York nightclub in 1950. He went on to record with the Count Basie Orchestra, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, and on his own. He continued to record and tour, with a musical range from pop to jazz, the latter best displayed on his 1987 album titled simply Jazz, with special guests George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dexter Gordon. Tony Bennett last performed at the Hollywood Bowl in 2002.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Friday, August 22, 8:30 PM

    Saturday, August 23, 8:30 PM


    An Evening With Tony Bennett

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    JOHN AXELROD, conductor

    WEILL: Little Threepenny Music

    JOPLIN, arr. SCHULER: The Entertainer

    TONY BENNETT, vocalist

    with quartet

    August 22 sponsored by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

    August 22 media sponsors: KKJZ 88.1 FM and KSURF 1260 AM

    August 23 is a Lexus Passionate Performance

    August 23 media sponsors: KTWV 94.7 FM The Wave and KSURF 1260 AM

    Tickets ($3 - $45) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 213.480.3232, at all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations), or online at hollywoodbowl.com. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for a 20% discount, subject to availability; call 323.850.2050 for further details. For general information or to request a brochure, call 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    Elizabeth Hinckley, 323.850.2047; Rachelle Roe, 323.850.2032; for photos: Beth Norber, 213.972.3409