After 68 years in limelight Tony Bennett wants 'to be remembered as a nice person'

Mar 15, 2017 1319

BY: Keaton Bell

For nearly seven decades, Tony Bennett has been belting our jazz standards and solidifying his status as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century. His resume can certainly attest to that: With over 50 million records sold and 19 Grammy Awards to his name, Bennett’s also somehow found the time to form the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in his native New York and record a best-selling jazz album with Lady Gaga. 

Not bad for a guy who started out as a singing waiter in Astoria, Queens. Luckily for fans of the 90-year old crooner, it doesn’t look like he plans on stopping anytime soon. As a part of his 2017 tour, Bennett will perform at the River Spirit Event Center in Tulsa this Friday. It’ll certainly be a night for the nostalgic, mixing all of his signatures hits (“I Left My Heart In San Francisco”) with timeless jazz classics (“Fly Me to the Moon”). This tour may be a celebration of Bennett’s 90th year, but he certainly performs with the same passion and enthusiasm as he did in his thirties. 

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