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“ Liza Minnelli. Natalie Cole. Norah Jones. Now, Antonia Bennett can be added to the list of second-generation vocalists with the potential to rival an iconic parent’s pizzazz.” —Jazz Times
Antonia Bennett “…conjures echoes of Billie Holliday and Rickie Lee Jones, with a hint of Betty Boop.” — The New York Times“
The future of American Jazz is safe in the hands of Antonia Bennett, daughter of legendary singer Tony Bennett. She is honored to continue the tradition of sharing classics, while simultaneously presenting originals that sound like they have taken a page straight from The Great American Songbook.
Antonia’s love and dedication to the arts started very early. She began performing alongside her father as soon as she could walk and talk and has shared the stage with icons such as Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie, Regis Philbin, and Don Rickles. She grew up with “mentors” like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Gene Kelley, and as if her family life wasn’t enough of an education, Antonia also Alumni from the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Antonia Bennett has been honing her craft her entire life, developing her own style, which, according to the man himself “QUOTE from Dad”. She has had the distinct honor of opening for her father for over 25 years at famous venues all over the world, including Radio City Music Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Umbria Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, The Greek Theatre, Royal Albert Hall in London and Caesars Palace. She can be heard singing with her father on the duet, "I’ve got my love to keep me warm," featured on his album “A Swingin’ Christmas”.
Antonia’s expansive experience allows her to expertly and effortlessly bridge the gap between the past and present. Her newest collection of songs Embrace Me does just that, honors the past and shines a bright light on today, on Antonia Bennett.