Friday, May 6, 2016 at 1:00 am
Fresh off of his Grammy win for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, the incomparable and ageless Tony Bennett and his Quintet return to the State Theatre at 8:00 PM on Friday, May 6 for a gala concert. No one else in American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level as Tony Bennett. In the last ten years alone he has sold ten million records. Per New York Magazine, “…his voice is still a technical marvel, and no one else on Earth can make a lyric written eight decades ago sound as natural as a conversation at a coffee shop.”
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. In a momentous 60 year career, he has won 18 Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making this artist a true international treasure. Often billed as the world’s most boyish octogenarian, Bennett is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers.