BNY Mellon Jazz Presents Tony Bennett at Heinz Hall, 5/16

Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts announced today that iconic crooner Tony Bennett will perform in concert on Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m. as part of the BNY Mellon Jazz Presents series.

A legendary entertainer with a storied career, Bennett has amassed numerous achievements, including 17 Grammy Awards and the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He has sold millions of records, including dozens of platinum and gold albums, worldwide. His is one of the most recognizable voices in the history of popular American music, touching the hearts and souls of audiences with warmth and charm. Bennett's signature tunes like "Steppin' Out with My Baby" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" are a part of the fabric of American music culture, and with six decades of experience, Bennett is at the peak of his musical power.

Appearing with Bennett will be very special guest Antonia Bennett. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will not be performing with Bennett.

Tickets, ranging in price from $59 to $149, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or by visiting heinzhall.org. Tickets go on sale Feb. 3 to the general public.

Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra recognize and thank BNY Mellon for its title sponsorship of this concert.

As a teenager, Tony Bennett sang while waiting tables and in military bands as a member of the Army during World War II. His big break came in 1949 when legendary entertainer Bob Hope spotted him at a nightclub in New York City. With millions of records sold world-wide and platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett has received 17 Grammy Awards and the Grammy Lifetime Award. His 2007 prime-time special, "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," won seven Emmy Awards. He is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the first two decades of the 21st century. Bennett became a Kenny Center honoree in 2005, was named an NEA Jazz Master in 2006, earned a Citizen of the World award from the United Nations and was given a Billboard Magazine Century Award in honor of his outstanding contributions to music. An author and artist as well as a musician, Bennett has artwork on permanent display at the Butler Institute of American Art, the National Arts Club and the National Portrait Gallery. He is an active advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the American Cancer Society, as well as for arts education and environmental and social justice causes. For more, visit tonybennett.com.




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