LAS VEGAS, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed singer Antonia Bennett makes her Smith Center debut May 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Antonia Bennett, daughter of legendary singer Tony Bennett, has been performing alongside her father since she could walk and talk. Some of her early performances were shared with legendary American icons such as Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie, Regis Philbin, and Don Rickles. Growing up with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Gene Kelly, it was inevitable that she would inherit a genuine passion for the arts. For the past ten years she has - what she considers - the distinct honor of opening for her father's performances all over the world. Additionally, she can be heard on two duets with her dad: "A Swingin' Christmas" and "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm."
The New York Times has declared that "[she] conjures echoes of Billie Holiday and Rickie Lee Jones, with a hint of Betty Boop."
Antonia Bennett has developed her craft while performing in a myriad of venues around the world including Radio City Music Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Umbria Jazz Festival, The Greek Theatre, Royal Albert Hall and Caesars Palace. This extensive and invaluable experience is irreplaceable and has, in large part, been the greatest single contribution to the command of her voice and her comfortable demeanor on stage. She studied and performed at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, and is an alumnus of the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her latest release, Embrace Me, is produced by Holly Knight and is dedicated to the Great American Songbook. It features songs including "Embraceable You" and "The Man I Love," performed in an intimate, classic trio format.
George Bugatti's Piano Bar is a new series presented in Martin Cabaret Jazz. The Host, Las Vegas long time resident George Bugatti will open each show with songs and experiences of his early days performing in New York and Los Angeles piano bars and will present celebrity guest artists he met while performing in those venues. www.georgebugatti.com
John O'Hurley was the first guest in the series now followed by Antonia Bennett. The third will be announced for fall 2017.
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Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
TICKET PRICES: $39 - $59
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