• HB
  • TONY BENNETT
  • Aug. 7, 2002
  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 AT 8 PM

    KLON's JAZZ AT THE BOWL

    A Lexus Passionate Performance

    Media Sponsor: KLON 88.1 FM/p>

    Legendary vocalist and 10-time Grammy Award-winner Tony Bennett returns to the Hollywood Bowl with his quartet in classic songs and memorable jazz tunes for one night only on Wednesday, August 7 at 8 p.m. This is the fifth concert of KLON's Jazz at the Bowl series.

    Backbeat Live pre-concert events take place at the Patio, one hour prior to the Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday concerts; free to all ticket holders. The August 7 session features a performance by the Will Cruse Trio.

    The singer's singer, Tony Bennett has over fifty years in the music business and over 100 albums to his name, and is still stretching his limits and succeeding critically and commercially. With many fans, both young and old, Bennett seems to know no boundaries artistically, singing many styles of music - blues, jazz, and pop standards - equally well. His classic voice is reminiscent of an era when American male vocalists set the standard worldwide, as Bennett continues to do.

    KLON's Jazz at the Bowl continues with Soul Night on August 14 featuring Isaac Hayes, Maceo Parker, and Arrested Development; and on August 21 is the Big Band Blast with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. The series concludes with Chick Corea, with Gary Burton, Three Quartets featuring Michael Brecker, the Elektric Band, and Flora Purim & Airto Moreira, on August 28.

    Naming Art Tatum, Mildred Bailey, Frank Sinatra, and Billie Holiday as primary influences, this child of the big band era has become an American legend. Bob Hope discovered vocalist TONY BENNETT while Bennett was singing with Pearl Bailey in a New York nightclub in 1950. Bennett went on to record with the Count Basie Orchestra, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, and on his own. He continued to record and tour, with a musical range from pop to jazz, the latter best displayed on his 1987 album titled simply Jazz, with special guests George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dexter Gordon. Tony Bennett last performed at the Hollywood Bowl in 2000.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Wednesday, August 7, 8 PM


    HOLLYWOOD BOWL (2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood)

    TONY BENNETT

    LEE MUSIKER, piano

    PAUL LANGOSCH, bass

    GRAY SARGENT, guitar

    CLAYTON CAMERON, drums

    Lexus Passionate Performance

    Media Sponsor: KLON 88.1 FM

    Backbeat Live pre-concert events take place at the Patio, one hour prior to the Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday concerts; free to all ticket holders. The August 7 session features a performance by the Will Cruse Trio.

    Tickets ($1- $70) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 213.480.3232, at all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations), or online at hollywoodbowl.com. For general information or to request a brochure, call 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    Elizabeth Hinckley, 323/850-2047; David Barber, 323/850-2023