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Sun | November 19, 2023
Catalina Bar & Grill
ANTONIA BENNETT & the TODD HUNTER TRIO (Jazz Singer & daughter of Tony Bennett)
Show: 7:30 pm
Catalina Bar & Grill
All Ages
$35.00 Buy Tickets

Antonia Bennett lives her life and musical career by Duke Ellington's advice, "Number one, never give up. Number two, remember number one!" Antonia is a jazz vocalist and the daughter of legendary artist Tony Bennett. With a distinctive voice that The New York Times describes as,“Billie Holliday and Rickie Lee Jones, with a hint of Betty Boop.” Antonia is a gifted song interpreter who performs music from the Great American Songbook and her own originals.

The youngest daughter of Tony Bennett and actress Sandra Grant Bennett, Antonia grew up in Los Angeles and started singing with her father by age four. During that time, Antonia was surrounded by some of the greatest vocalists of all time, including Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra – known to get up and sing at her father's parties during the holidays. Antonia's passion for music grew stronger. After high school, she attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Antonia moved to New York City and, by the mid-2000s, started performing as Tony's opening act at renowned venues throughout the world: Radio City Music Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Newport Jazz Festival, and Royal Albert Hall in London.

In 2008, Antonia recorded "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" with her father, featured on his album "A Swingin' Christmas." In 2010, she released her own critically acclaimed EP, "Natural," produced by Holly Knight. All About Jazz praised Antonia's debut, stating the EP "introduces Bennett as a gifted interpreter of jazz classics with an impeccable and accessible vocal style.”

Her most recent album "Embrace Me,” showcased 10 standards from the Great American Songbook, including "All of You," "Embraceable You," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," and "Nice Work if You Can Get It." With this release, the songstress continued to capture the attention of critics. JazzTimesNatalie Cole. Norah Jones. Now, Antonia Bennett can be added to the list of second-generation vocalists with the potential to rival an iconic parent's pizzazz.” 

Currently, Antonia is working on new music that will feature her vocal prowess, songwriting skills, and incollaboration with other writers. Antonia continues to tour with new music and jazz standards.