Some all-time greats took the stage at the 35th annual Montreal Jazz Festival. WFUV DJ Eric Holland filed the following report for NY1.
MONTREAL, QUEBEC—At the 35th annual Jazz Festival, the NYC-born and raised Tony Bennett thrilled the largest hall in Quebec.
The remarkably vital Bennett, who was joined by Lady Gaga for a few songs, will celebrate his 88th birthday next month.
Elvis Costello also has a birthday in August, his 60th, and he’s been doing a solo tour to mark the last days of his youth—to paraphrase a song he recently debuted.
In Montreal, he accepted the Jazz Festival’s prestigious Spirit Award and awarded his fans with a set heavy on deep tracks but with room for some hits.
This fall will bring new music from both Elvis and Tony.
Costello is part of an all-star band building songs on lyrics that Bob Dylan wrote in 1967.
It’s called "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes."
Tony Bennett will follow up his collaboration with Lady Gaga from a few years ago with an entire album of duets named "Cheek to Cheek."