Tony Bennett’s musician daughter is fortunately following in his footsteps and was fortunate sufficient to develop up beneath one other well-known musician’s affect.

Antonia Bennett shared a core reminiscence of her childhood with Fox Information Digital and defined how profound it was to have legendary musicians like Frank Sinatra and Invoice Evans coming out and in of her residence throughout her childhood.

“I feel probably the most significant issues for me is simply that there have been so many nice artists round once I was rising up,” the “Proper on Time” singer informed Fox Information Digital. “There have been writers and dancers and actors and nice singers and being in Los Angeles within the late ‘70s and early ’80s, there have been nonetheless a whole lot of nice singers round.”

Tony and Antonia Bennett

Antonia Bennett shared with Fox Information Digital that one of the best recommendation she acquired from her late father, Tony Bennett, was not phrases however his actions. (Steve Snowden)

She continued, “They lived inside strolling distance of our home. Rosemary Clooney, Mel Tormé, Frank Sinatra, all of those individuals lived inside a really shut proximity of one another. It was a very particular time, and once I was little or no, my dad was making a file with Invoice Evans, so he was on the home loads, and there was all the time simply nice individuals round.”


Bennett stated that having Sinatra in her childhood residence was “actually regular” as a result of he was a detailed good friend of her father and mom, Sandra, so she “did not actually know any completely different.

WATCH: Antonia Bennett shares childhood recollections of father Tony Bennett

“What I did begin to notice is that the group typically, that the entire group, that it was particular, that they had been particular at what they did,” Bennett stated of her mother and father’ buddies. 

WATCH: Antonia Bennett shares what it was like rising up with Frank Sinatra as her shut household good friend

She continued, “Allowances had been all the time made. I keep in mind rising up, we all the time would open presents on Christmas Eve and my mother would say, ‘Nicely, , Santa Claus is aware of that your father is an entertainer and that he works at night time, so he reveals up within the night.’ It simply appeared form of regular. Even Santa was bearing in mind my father’s job, so I simply form of obtained used to it.”


Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett had been very shut buddies. (ABC Photograph Archives)

Bennett is venturing right into a solo jazz profession of her personal. Bennett is to carry out on the Catalina Jazz Membership in Los Angeles on Nov. 19. She is additionally set to launch her new single, “Proper on Time.”

She shared with Fox Information Digital one of the best recommendation she acquired from her late father that ended up trickling into her personal music profession.

WATCH: Antonia Bennett explains how she knew it was the correct time to launch her solo jazz profession

“When utilizing the phrase ‘love’ to just be sure you imply it,” Bennett recalled her late father, Tony Bennett, used to inform her.

“He is stated so many significant issues to me over time and I feel probably the most significant factor for me wasn’t actually what he stated, but it surely was an motion. It is how he carried out himself, and that, in a manner, is like the best recommendation I ever obtained,” Bennett informed Fox Information Digital.

Bennett continued, “Although he did not give it to me, he was all the time very supportive. So, he did not actually give a whole lot of recommendation per se. Like, he did not say, ‘Oh, it’s best to do that or that.’ I imply, generally we’d get collectively, and he would say, ‘Let me take a look at your repertoire. What songs are you doing? Possibly it’s best to take into consideration singing the track.’ He was so supportive. He actually taught me extra by simply being and doing and, and with the ability to watch and observe him was actually the best reward that he gave me.”

Tony Bennett and Nancy Sinatra leaning onto each other while wearing dark jackets and white shirts

Tony Bennett and Nancy Sinatra, Frank’s daughter, are proven through the celebration for the Frank Sinatra Faculty of the Arts. (Getty Photographs)

In 2020, Bennett determined it was the time for her to deliver Tony’s recommendation to life and launch her personal solo music profession. She informed Fox Information Digital that by the point she obtained to school, she knew she needed to be an expert musician and singer.

“It was only a very pure development of issues,” Bennett stated. “I’ve been working with my dad for therefore a few years, and through COVID, earlier than he handed, I completed a file, and it simply form of all took place, and evidently that is the time to do that.”

Bennett continued, “I actually have all the time been a musician, I’ve all the time been a singer, and now I actually simply really feel that I’ve accomplished this circle and that I’ve to maintain shifting ahead.”

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Tony Bennett died in July. He was 96. (Getty Photographs)

Anthony Dominick Benedetto, publicly often called Tony Bennett, died in July, simply two weeks shy of his 97th birthday. Tony’s household introduced that he had been battling Alzheimer’s illness since 2016.

Bennett is about to make her solo jazz debut in Los Angeles after which carry out at Dizzy’s Membership at Jazz at Lincoln Heart on Nov. 30. The venue is positioned in New York, which Bennett says she loves.


“I like New York and I grew up in each locations – in Los Angeles, in New York – and after I went to school in Boston, I lived in New York,” she defined. “I nonetheless really feel like the vast majority of my individuals are there, and I’ve actually nice buddies, nice relationships and I nonetheless really feel like a New Yorker, despite the fact that I am out right here in Los Angeles. So, I am actually excited to return, be on my turf, and play such a prestigious membership. It is thrilling.”

Tony Bennett waving with Antonia Bennett

Antonia Bennett knew at a younger age that her father and his buddies had been “actually particular.” (Kevin Winter)


Throughout her childhood, Bennett joined Tony on the street for a few of his reveals. The rising musician discovered this childhood expertise “significant.”

“That was superb. I realized a lot from him, and he had such an unbelievable work ethic,” Bennett stated of her late father. “Even into his 80s, he was doing 10 reveals back-to-back night time after night time.”

WATCH: Antonia Bennett talks being on the street along with her late father Tony Bennett

Having the ability to journey and see a few of “probably the most lovely venues on this planet” was a plus for Bennett.


“I additionally obtained to journey and see the world with him, and that was thrilling. I’ve performed among the most lovely venues on this planet, like Royal Albert Corridor or Hollywood Bowl or Radio Metropolis, locations like that, and that is been so significant for me.”

It has been about six months for the reason that Bennett household misplaced Tony. His daughter stated “it is actually laborious to suppose that he is not right here.”

Tony Bennett and Antonia Bennett performing

Tony Bennett and Antonia Bennett carried out collectively at McMenamins Edgefield in June 2013. (Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns)

“I nonetheless generally really feel like he is round or overlook that he is gone, however I feel all people feels so blessed typically simply to have been in a position to have him for therefore lengthy. He was two weeks shy of 97. God bless him, he had such a tremendous life.”

Bennett needs individuals to keep in mind that Tony felt prefer it was such a present to have the ability to share his musical skills. 


Tony and Antonia Bennett smiling

Bennett says she generally seems like her late father is “nonetheless round.” (Allen Berezovsky)


“He actually tried to do good issues for different individuals and pay it ahead in no matter manner that he might,” Bennett stated.

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