Primary Instrument: Vocal
The music, at the same time contemporary and timeless, gives wing to a unique voice--sultry, yet warm and familiar like a classic beauty dancing happily in her favorite party dress. This voice is slightly sassy, completely classy, part vixen. This voice belongs to Antonia Bennett.
Antonia is a singer, who like her legendary father Tony, has always known how to make a tune her own. This summer and fall, Antonia is happy to be touring some of the best venues and events across Europe and the United States. From London’s Royal Albert Hall, iTunes Festival UK, Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), Istanbul Turkey, Ontario Canada, Gibson Amphitheatre (Los Angeles) to name a few.
With Antonia there is a fresh yet classic quality that leaves you feeling like you are being “let in on a secret.” And that secret is…
Antonia is magnificent, a true star. Her bloodline notwithstanding, this fiery redhead is a deeply gifted singer, a songwriter with much to say, and a playfully sexy/charismatic icon-in-waiting. She effortlessly has a deep knowledge of the classics and at the same time is working in collaboration with famed songwriter/producer Holly Knight.
All supporting the Mesa Blue Moon / Fontana / Universal Music release of her Jazz EP, which includes such songs as “Soon,” “Putting On The Ritz,” “The Thrill Is Gone,” “I Fall To Pieces, “I Wish I Were In Love Again,” and “Love Is A Battlefield.” The EP is produced by Holly Knight and features piano and arrangements by Grammy Nominated Larry Goldings (James Taylor, Al Jarreau, Norah Jones, John Mayer, David Sanborn).
Many people make the natural assumption that Antonia is only a Jazz or Standards artist, but to the contrary, she is heading into the Pop and Hot A/C market with a passion. Antonia’s forthcoming debut record marks her transition from classically trained singer to world-class Pop Vocalist, lyricist and composer. “I had a lot to say lyrically, and with Holly it became an effortless, whimsical process.”
“We all want music that really grabs us and is meaningful,” muses Antonia, obviously excited about this soon to come strong, radio-friendly direction. “I have opened up in a big way. This upcoming album contains an empowering message for both men and women.”
Obviously Antonia is a woman of very strong convictions and an artist who’s come into her own. Contrary to popular assumption, there was no silver spoon in sight, and there were many years of hard work and paying dues. Not only is she naturally gifted, she knows the value of experience and education.
She’s an alumnus of Boston’s esteemed Berklee College of Music and has worked just about every type of musical gig on the way up. This year Antonia is the opening act on Tony Bennett’s tour as they travel the globe to entertain audiences around the world.
Natural...the quiet roar of its thunder could well ignite a storm of talent on the scale of Liza, or Natalie or Norah. --Jazz Times
Tracks: Soon; Puttin’ On The Ritz; The Thrill Is Gone; I Wish I Were In Love Again; I Fall To Pieces; Love Is A Battlefield.
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