This special presentation, “Tony By Tony,” by the Tony Camilletti Quartet features a collection of iconic songs associated with his distinctive voice of Tony Bennett. Mr. Bennett’s recording career began in 1949 after which he practically owned the airwaves in the 1950s, scoring many hits around the world. His popularity declined in the late 60s with the rage of rock, but he rose again like a jazz phoenix in the 80s and still commands respect from new generations with his inimitable talent and charisma. His duet albums with younger contemporaries started an award-winning trend and he continues to amaze audiences today in his 90s.
Tony Camilletti is a native Detroiter whose vocals were influenced by stylish jazz masters such as Tony Bennett. His velvety, soulful style has been compared to Mathis, Vandross, Torme, Cole, Darin and Sinatra. Tony’s musical tastes are fully based in the American Songbook, as he is determined to keep the classics alive. He has co-headlined the jazz-duets group Cheek to Cheek, leads the Tony Camilletti Quartet and the vintage-rock group, Blackbird, and has entertained audiences in Washington DC, San Francisco and throughout the metro Detroit area. Joining him for this special tribute to Tony Bennett are some of Detroit’s best seasoned musicians: Harvey Reed (piano), Rich Kowalewski (bass) and Eric Lundquist (winds).