This week, Alec sits down with Danny Bennett, to talk about the thirty years he’s spent managing the career of his dad, Tony Bennett. As Danny says, “I don’t just handle a career, I manage a legacy.”
It was Danny who helped bring his dad’s music to a younger generation, through appearances on Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons and Late Night with Conan O’Brian – and the series of Duets albums, which feature Tony Bennett singing with the likes of Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Barbara Streisand and Amy Winehouse. Duets II debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Tony Bennett was 85 years old, the oldest living artist to debut at #1.
Last year Danny produced a film called The Zen of Bennett, which followed his dad throughout the recording of the Duets II album.