Yes! It was absolutely phenomenal. This incredibly talented man is 85 years of age and he still rocks it! I had a very busy day yesterday....moving furniture, etc., and was totally exhausted. I wouldn't have missed it for anything though. During the performance, there were so many standing ovations and my body was killing me! He was doing fantastic ~ :-)
He has so many stories he shares and I know there are thousands. Actually, Bob Hope gave him the name Tony Bennett. Bob asked when they first met in Greenwich Village, Tony working with Pearl Bailey, what his name was. Tony responded, "Anthony Dominick Benedetto". Bob said, "We'll call you Tony Bennett" and that's how it happened. A new Americanized name!
The musicians were simply superb ~ amazingly talented. The pianist was spectacular!! There are not enough adjectives to describe him and his abilities. I've always, always wanted to play the piano so I was fixated on his playing.
The photos below were made in March, this year. Pictured with him in the first one is Antonia, his daughter. She opened for him last night and they sang one song together. She has a very nice voice and apparently adores her father! She said she is accompanying him world wide on his tours and loves the experience. Yay for both of them!
And obviously, he's doing well in the exercise dept!
The Bass Performance Hall in Ft. Worth is world renowned for it's beauty and acoustics. It is really spectacular. These photos are from a Ft. Worth website: