Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga In Special Post-Grammy L.A. Show
September 26, 2014 at 11:47 AM (PT)
TONY BENNETT and LADY GAGA will perform together in a special post-GRAMMY show presented by LIVE NATION and CITIBANK on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th at the WILTERN in LOS ANGELES.
The show, to mark their colaborative jazz album "Cheek To Cheek," begins at 9:30p and will feature both big band and orchestra.
Tickets go on sale FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd at 10a (PT). "Cheek To Cheek" came out on STREAMLINE/COLUMBIA/INTERSCOPE last TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd to critical acclaim.
"Cheek To Cheek" features classic jazz standards sung by LADY GAGA and TONY BENNETT in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances that showcases the chemistry between the two artists, who span 60 years in age. As BENNETT says, "What I really love about being a jazz singer is that jazz artists are very creative, very honest, from phrase to phrase" and GAGA adds, "We wanted to make something that sounded perfect because of the quality of the emotion … the honesty."
"Cheek To Cheek" also features the LADY GAGA solo "Lush Life," accompanied by BENNETT's solo of "Sophisticated Lady."
GAGA explains, "I loved making 'Lush Life,' Tony mentored me emotionally through the process," and BENNETT adds, "I sang 'Sophisticated Lady' to answer her on 'Lush Life,' and because DUKE ELLINGTON wrote it, who collaborated with BILLY STRAHORN, the writer of 'Lush Life.'"
Recorded in NEW YORK CITY, "Cheek To Cheek" took over a year to complete and features jazz musicians associated with both artists including members of BENNETT's quartet: MIKE RENZI, GRAY SARGENT, HAROLD JONES and MARSHALL WOOD as well pianist TOM RANIER. Jazz trumpeter BRIAN NEWMAN, a long-time friend and colleague of LADY GAGA, appears on the album as well with his NYC-based jazz quintet. Jazz soloists on selected tracks include tenor saxophonist JOE LOVANO, trumpeter GEORGE RABBA and the late flutist PAUL HORN, who passed away in July.
"We are thrilled to present this very special show particularly on a night that acknowledges greatness in music," said LIVE NATION's Pres./Global Touring and Chairman of Global Music ARTHUR FOGEL.