On August 17, Jazz singer Antonia Bennett released her debut EP Natural. Recorded at L.A.’s Colburn Institute, the 6-track album features classic Jazz renditions and original tracks co-written by Bennett and close friend/Award-winning songwriter Holly Knight (Love is a Battlefield, Simply the Best). On Antonia Bennett’s debut release Natural, Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield” and Patsy Cline’s “I Fall to Pieces” were transformed into beautiful, slow Jazz melodies with Bennett’s voice portraying the emotional depth in each track. Conducted by pianist/arranger Larry Goldings, Antonia Bennett’s music transpires into a phenomenal debut EP, with Antonia Bennett’s favorite and self-written track “The Thrill is Gone“, showcasing her voice demonstrating the emotional ties to a fading love. Bennett demonstrates the fading love with a somber feeling with the music and sadness within the lyrics, “…the thrill is gone/This is the end/So why pretend/And let it linger on…/”With a personal and emotional bond to each song including “I Wish I Were in Love Again“, “Puttin’ on the Ritz“, and “Soon“, Bennett is able to deliver words of romance and memory bliss while serenading listeners to her angelic and powerful voice. an angelic and soothing voice,
Following on the heels of father Tony Bennett’s success, Antonia Bennett is quickly rising as the next Jazz singing sensation. First inspired by her father, Antonia Bennett began singing and performing throughout major venues around the country at the tender age of 17. She has performed at the 1984 White House Christmas tree lighting for then-president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy, and has performed in front of Jazz legends including Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Rosemary Clooney. Bennett’s amazing talent has taken her to major concert halls around the world including the memorable Cape Cod Melody Tent, The Lincoln Center, and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Bennett has showcased her music to approximately 1,800-5,000 fans per venue worldwide, including stops in Glasgow, London, and many additional locations.
While Antonia Bennett continues to tour alongside her father, Tony, she will continue to work on new music to complete her debut full-length album for Natural which will be completed around October 2010. For more information about Antonia Bennett, you can visit http://www.antoniabennett.com.