Tuesday, August 24, 2010

TVD Ticket Giveaway | Antonia Bennett, Friday (8/27) at Wolf Trap w/Tony Bennett

Photo: Annette Navarro

It's perhaps easy to say "like father, like daughter" when one hears that
Antonia Bennett, Tony Bennett's daughter, is forging quite the career in her own right as a jazz vocalist. But whereas I always feel Tony embraces a song with a warm, welcoming bear hug, Antonia sidles up to a melody—insinuating her arching, breathy vocals ever so nuanced, yet romantic and warm. And knowing.

And within a week where we're pitching past life's travails, I found listening to Antonia's new 6-song EP 'Natural' in preparation for this ticket giveaway to be quite the breath of fresh air—a welcome vocal approach, reminiscent of Chet Baker's recordings with whom she shares a cover in "The Thrill Is Gone."



Using the American Songbook as her foundation, Antonia explains, “I take each of the songs that I do as a story, with a beginning, middle and end – like a monologue – and I try to do my best to tell that story,” says Antonia. "I grew up listening to the American Songbook, and a variety of artists singing those songs. Singing these songs is like a home-cooked meal, like comfort food, something that is a part of me. The way I grew up, if you were going to take a song that was done by many of the great artists, you should bring a piece of yourself into it. Interpretation is an art form.”

She goes on to say, “We wanted to find wonderful standards that haven’t been overdone. In fact, none of these have been in my show repertoire. I used to sing “Puttin’ On the Ritz” when I was a little kid on stage with my Dad. I grew up singing it and love it. And if you’ve ever seen Young Frankenstein, you gotta love it!”

So, convince yourself as we have a pair of tickets to see Ms. Bennett along with her legendary father at Wolf Trap, this coming Friday night, 8/27.

To win, simply leave a response in the comments to this post as to why you should be awarded the pair of tickets. We'll choose the most convincing response by 5PM Thursday evening, 8/26.


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10 comments:

Valerie said...

Because I have no other plans on Friday night? That's the best I can come up with.

Valerie said...

Also because maybe I want to take someone :)

Jessica said...

Love her version of Puttin on the Ritz. I'd happily sing along if Antonia performs it on Friday night!

Anonymous said...

I am interested to know the ratio of Tony to Antonia. Tony is legendary and listening to Jazz, outside, without people bumping into me and talking loudly sounds great :) !

Anonymous said...

Tony Bennett is one of my favorite old timers! It would be great to see him sing with his offspring! nigelrob@gmail.com

Ruth said...

My husband and I would love to go out for an evening of wonderful music.

Sam G. said...

Antonia has a really classic sound. Love is a Battlefield suprised me - definitely a winner. Can't wait to hear these live. I'm going to the show win or lose this drawing.

Record digger said...

As a longtime Tony Bennett fan I been picking up his LPs (the original six eye and 360 labels sound amazing) here and there over the years...enjoy it all from his early Columbia albums -including some of the jazzier ones such as the one with Art Blakey- to his later ones like the amazing ones with Bill Evans. His voice has held up remarkably well and he really is the last singer from that golden generation which included Frank Sinatra and made a living off of the Great American Songbook. Wolftrap is a wonderful venue and I've love the opportunity to take my wife and young son to this special event including his daughter. I was not aware of Antonia following in his footsteps though! THere may not be that many chances to see Tony come through the area! Thanks TVD for the opportunity.
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Karl Menne said...

This could be a fun time with good music. I've got the date open on my calendar...if only I had a couple tickets, though. Hmmmm. Anyone?

Justin Renton said...

What I heard on the samples, I like. Count me in on the contest, please.