Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musical legend Tony Bennett will play the Bushnell for one performance only on May 30.
Curtain is at 8 pm Friday, May 30. Tickets prices are $59 - $129 and go on sale Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 am: www.bushnell.org; 860-987-5900; box office, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford.
Bennett has received 17 Grammy Awards -- including a 1995 Grammy for Record of the Year for his “MTV Unplugged” CD which introduced this American master to a whole new generation -- and the Grammy Lifetime Award. His 2007 prime-time special, "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," won seven Emmy Awards. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950’s, including such chart-toppers as “Because of You," "Rags to Riches," and a remake of Hank Williams “Cold, Cold Heart.” He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including “I Wanna Be Around," “The Good Life," “Who Can I Turn to (When Nobody Needs Me)” and his signature song,” I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” which garnered him two Grammy Awards.
Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in each decade since the '50s and has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards for pop music.