Relevance and Confidence

Singer Tony Bennett, age 91 (in 2017), has been collaborating as a performing artist and “mutual mentoring” across the generations. And he’s been reinventing himself while bringing the American songbook of classy classics to younger audiences, much of which he attributes to his son Danny, who became his business manager. Danny connected Tony with much younger fans and Tony is thriving on working with a myriad of younger performers including such popular multidimensional artists as Lady Gaga and the late Amy Winehouse, both of whom he considers great jazz artists. He even performed in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York with Miss Piggy, who kept him from falling off the float they were on as they sang. So it’s clear Tony continues to act as if he is just getting started. He is a role model for all of us.