Antonia Bennett

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Antonia Bennett
Born (1974-04-07) April 7, 1974 (age 45)
GenresJazz, traditional pop, adult alternative
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsPerseverance
Websitewww.antoniabennett.com

Antonia Bennett (born April 7, 1974) is an American singer of adult alternative music, standards, and jazz. She is a daughter of singer Tony Bennett and actress Sandra Grant.

Bennett trained as an actor at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.[1] She then became an alumna of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.[2] Beginning in the mid-2000s, she began to appear as an opening act or guest at her father's shows.[2] In 2013 she was married to Ronen Helmann, an Israeli;[3] around the same time, she converted to Judaism.[4]

In 2002, The New York Times' Stephen Holden compared Bennett's voice to that of Billie Holiday, Rickie Lee Jones, and even Betty Boop.[5] A JazzTimes profile from 2010 said that her voice does not resemble her father's and instead compared her to Jane Monheit and Nellie McKay.[1]

Bennett's debut album Embrace Me, a treatment of standards from the Great American Songbook, was released on Perseverance Records in 2014.[2][6] It followed the release of EP in 2010 called Natural[1] and a digital-only album in 2012.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • Natural (Mesa/Bluemoon, 2010)
  • Embrace Me (Perseverance, 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Loudon, Christopher (August 30, 2010). "Antonia Bennett: Like Father, Like Daughter". JazzTimes.
  2. ^ a b c d Goodwin, Jeremy D. (August 25, 2014). "Antonia Bennett follows her famous father's example". The Boston Globe.
  3. ^ "Tony Bennett Gives Away Daughter Antonia at Her Wedding". People. April 29, 2013.
  4. ^ "Tony Bennett's daughter a natural for Jewish heritage gig". Jweekly. July 25, 2013.
  5. ^ Holden, Stephen (February 15, 2002). "Cabaret Guide". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Antonia Bennett". Allmusic. Retrieved December 10, 2014.

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