Jazz
10:18 am
Wed December 26, 2007

Tony Bennett: The Ultimate American Songbook

Special to focus on Bennett's contributions to the genre.

Omaha, Nebraska – In the 20th Century, American songwriters penned tunes that became the standard for vocalists around the world. These songs have been interpreted and reinterpreted in many different ways for many decades by countless vocalists.

Tony Bennett is in that rare class of artist who actually took part in their original interpretation.

A program that explores that original interpretation, Tony Bennett: The Ultimate American Songbook, will be broadcast Thursday night on KIOS.

Bennett will discuss with Dick Golden the great music of American Songbook, the

legendary composers who wrote them, and Bennett's long career of performing

these standards. Bennett, whose legendary career as a vocalist has won him generations of fans, is one of the foremost interpreters of song in all of music history.

Music from the much anticipated Tony Bennett Sings The Ultimate American Songbook CD will be featured throughout the program.

Tony Bennett: The Ultimate American Songbook will air at 8:00pm Thursday night on KIOS-FM.