Thursday, May 7 –
Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and James Durante were the voices that grabbed Tony Bennett’s attention and inspired his love of music. Finding his place in the music industry with pop standards as well as show tunes and jazz, sounds synonymous with Bennett’s name include “I Left my Heart in San Francisco,” “The Best is Yet to Come,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Because of You,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “It Had to be You” and many more. In his more-than-six-decade career, his talents have won Bennett 18 Grammy Awards; his most recent Grammy, for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, came just last year with the release of his “Cheek to Cheek” collaboration with Lady Gaga. In December 2014, the two set out on their Check to Cheek Tour through the U.S. and Europe. While Gaga will not be alongside Bennett on his trip to Oklahoma, his sultry voice and celebrated records, as always, will accompany him onstage. On May 7, he will serenade an audience on The Joint’s stage at Tulsa’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and the follow evening, May 8, he’ll be at Thackerville’s Winstar World Casino. His daughter, Antonia Bennett, will join him for both shows. For more information, visit www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com.