NEWS RELEASE: THE LEGENDARY TONY BENNETT IN ASPEN JUNE 28, TIX ON SALE JANUARY 6

Jazz Aspen Snowmass and the Aspen Music Festival and School to Co-Present the Legendary Tony Bennett with Special Guest Antonia Bennett
Saturday, June 28, Tickets On Sale January 6
Aspen, CO – Jazz Aspen Snowmass and the Aspen Music Festival and School are pleased to announce the co-presentation of a very special evening at the Benedict Music Tent featuring the legendary Tony Bennett with special guest Antonia Bennett, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Tickets go on-sale January 6 at the AMFS Box Office, 970-925-9042 or aspenmusicfestival.com.
“JAS has a long relationship with Tony Bennett, who performed at our 1993 Gala and at the JAS June Festival tent at Rio Grande Park in 2003,” says Jim Horowitz, JAS President and CEO. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with AMFS in 2014 to present this truly iconic American artist in our annual summer collaboration, now entering its 6th year.”
Alan Fletcher, president and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival and School, notes that “Mr. Bennett is a masterful performer and a perfect collaboration artist for Jazz Aspen Snowmass and the Music Festival.”
New this year, JAS & AMFS will offer an on-site pre-concert dinner at the JAS Patron Hospitality Tent, mirroring the Patron (VIP) experience that JAS provides at their festivals. Patron tickets will include gourmet catered hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert, full open bars, on-site parking, and premium floor seating for the concert. Reserved and general admission seating will also be available for Bennett’s performance.
Tony Bennett, one of the legends of jazz and popular music, was born in Astoria, Queens New York on August 3, 1926. He had his first hit, “Because of You,” in 1951 and made a career singing standards, including his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Bennett’s career waned in the mid-1960s, as rock music became dominant, but rebounded in the 1990s as Bennett brought back his original style, tuxedo and the Great American Songbook. Bennett has won 17 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award), and two Emmy Awards. He has been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree and has sold over 50 million records worldwide.
For more information please visit jazzaspensnowmass.org or aspenmusicfestival.com.