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PLEASE NOTE: BWW had previously run this story and erroneously reported that Lady Gaga performed 'Lush Life' by Duke Ellington. The sole author of words and music of the Jazz classic was Billy Strayhorn. Plans are currently underway for a world-wide celebration of Strayhorn's Centennial in 2015. Visit [www.billystrayhorn.com] for more information.
Monday night, Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the Montreal Jazz Fest, joining Tony Bennett on stage for a few songs from their upcoming joint jazz album 'Cheek to Cheek.' Gaga was in town for tonight's 'ArtRave' concert in Montreal.
During the appearance, Lady Gaga teased the crowd with a hint of what's on tap for her, commenting "Cheek to Cheek will be the end of the beginning of my career". Below, check out two songs from the impromptu concert, including Billy Strayhorn's 'Lush Life.'
Back in June, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett surprised a high school class at Queen's Frank Sinatra School of the Arts with a special discussion and performance which included the pair singing "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" along with a cheek-to-cheek dance. Gaga tweeted a youtube video of her appearance - check it out below!
Also below, watch the talented artists sing the Frank Sinatra classic, 'Lady is a Tramp'!
During a recent interview with LaPress, Bennett spoke about his upcoming jazz album with Lady Gaga and shared that the record will feature both covers and original songs sung by them together and seperately.
"I don't understand why she makes contemporary music! When she sings great standards, she does it with such emotion." said the legendary crooner. "She will surprise people by the quality of her voice when making quality songs. We sing covers together on the album, but also separately. There are also some original songs, including one she wrote called Paradise. With this album, I think she will become bigger than Elvis Presley! Of course we recorded the album in New York. As the song says: "If you can make it in New York, you'll make it anywhere".
According to Interscope Records, the album is scheduled to hit stores later in 2014.