Tony Bennett in the Studio: A Life of Art & Music

Tony Bennett in the Studio: A Life of Art & Music

Hardcover(Book and CD)



Every one of Tony’s millions of devoted fans will treasure this definitive volume.
Tony Bennett, the world’s most beloved living legend, has a talent that’s simply timeless. He’s the smooth and subtle singer of the classic American songbook, the recipient of countless Grammy® awards and nominations, an Emmy Award®, and a Kennedy Center Honoree. The Library of Congress bestowed a Living Legend Award on him in 2000, the National Endowment for the Arts named him a Jazz Master in January of 2006, and he just received Billboard magazine’s prestigious Century Award for his outstanding contributions to music. Contemporary singers such as Bono, Sting, Diana Krall, John Legend, and the Dixie Chicks idolize him. Recently, Bennett turned 80 and he has celebrated this milestone with the same joie de vivre with which he celebrates life in general; he’s at the height of his popularity, thanks to the bestselling album Duets and a brilliantly conceived TV special directed by Rob Marshall, director of the Academy Award®-winning Chicago. When performing as Tony Bennett, he connects to people everywhere through the magic of his music. What many of his admirers may not know, however, is that Bennett, under the name of Anthony Benedetto, is also a successful painter whose works hang in major museums and galleries, including the Smithsonian.
In this beautiful new book, richly illustrated with his own artwork, Tony takes the time to reflect on his career, and the inspiration that continues to infuse both his music and his art. Along with journalist Robert Sullivan, he explores recurring themes in his life, including jazz, individualism, the creative zone, love, truth and beauty, chiaroscuro (the balance of light and shadow, both in painting and life), and the lifelong adventure that has taken him around the world and back again. His own personal memorabilia will be on display, along with album covers and notes. And for everyone who loves Bennett’s gorgeous voice and elegant song stylings: an exclusive CD featuring his favorite tunes, including some rare choices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402747670
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 09/24/2007
Edition description: Book and CD
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 10.70(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tony and Susan Bennett are founders of Exploring the Arts, an organization dedicated to creating, promoting, and supporting arts education. Through a unique approach of connecting private funders to public schools, a greater quality of arts resources and opportunities has become available for students of all means and backgrounds. Exploring the Arts' first major endeavor has been the founding of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA), a public high school in New York City. Located in Tony's hometown of Queens, New York, FSSA offers a strong academic curriculum combined with a rigorous art studio program offering dance, fine art, vocal and instrumental music, and theater. For more information, please visit

Date of Birth:

August 3, 1926

Place of Birth:

Astoria, Queens, New York, New York

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