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Friday, March 9 at 9 p.m. Great Performances Presents Tony Bennett: Duets II

(Rochester, NY)Great Performances goes behind the scenes of the legendary singer’s history-making number one album – Duets II with Tony Bennett: Duets II, airing Friday, March 9 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). The special features the singer’s greatest hits, performed by Bennett and today's biggest stars, including John Mayer, Michael Bublé, k.d. lang, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood and more. The sessions, filmed to capture the magic of these performers singing with the master of the Great American Songbook,

Tony Bennett made music history with the Grammy-nominated CD Duets II when it debuted at the top of the Billboard Album charts, making Bennett the oldest vocal artist ever to achieve the number one spot.  Recently nominated for three Grammys, including Best Traditional Pop Vocal, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s), the critically acclaimed album followed the 85-year-old singer’s Grammy-winning 2006 Duets CD, which had, in turn, been released in honor of his 80th birthday.  

Pictured: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kelsey Bennett

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