Tony Bennett is an artist who touches the hearts and souls of audiences everywhere. He's the singer's singer and has received high praise from his peers including Frank Sinatra who stated unequivocally that "Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business". He is an international treasure who was honoured by the United Nations with its Citizen of the World Award which aptly describes the scope of his accomplishments. With over 50 million records sold worldwide and Gold and Platinum albums to his credit, Bennett has earned fifteen Grammy Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 50’s with such chart-toppers as “Because Of You”, “Rags To Riches” and a remake of Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart”.
His additional hits include “I Wanna Be Around”, “The Good Life”, “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)”, “In the Middle of an Island” and his signature song, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco”. Bennett is also a dedicated painter who continues to paint every day even while touring internationally. In 2011, he conceived and spearheaded the establishment of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts which opened its doors as a New York City public high school offering an extensive Arts curriculum. And with his wife Susan, they established “Exploring the Arts” to support and fund Arts Education to the public schools. His most recent album, Viva Duets was released in 2012 and features songs recorded in English, Spanish and Portuguese with such Latin American artists as Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony and Gloria Estefan. Bennett will be performing for one night only at the River Rock Casino Resort on November 8, 2014.
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