Tony Bennett joins Charlotte Mailliard Shultz to invite San Franciscans and People Around the World to a Live Sing-A-Long of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”

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Tony Bennett joins Charlotte Mailliard Shultz to invite San Franciscans and People Around the World to a Live Sing-A-Long of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”

Saturday, April 25, 2020:
12noon PDT

#SingOutSF

Event dedicated to Frontline Workers in the Fight Against COVID-19

20 April 2020 – San Francisco, CA: On Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 12noon PDT, San Franciscans and others around the world are invited to raise their voices simultaneously in song by singing I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Tony Bennett’s classic ballad to “The City that Knows How.”  The brainchild of San Francisco Chief of Protocol Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, people are encouraged to take to their balconies, laptops, smartphones and backyards to send a message of love and strength to everyone’s favorite city and in tribute to all of the frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. Participants are encouraged to live-stream and record their performances via their online social media assets of choice (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) with the hashtag #SingOutSF. 

“Our City has come together in an unprecedented way to confront this public health crisis, and I know our residents will continue to do everything they can to keep our communities safe and get us through this challenging time,” said San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed.  “By taking a moment to join together in song to celebrate our frontline health workers and everyone working to make a difference during this pandemic, we can recognize how connected we are to one another, not just here in San Francisco, but all over the world.”

“San Francisco has been in my heart for over 50 years,” said Tony Bennett. “I am so proud and impressed with how the City by the Bay has continued to ‘bend the curve’ during the COVID-19 crisis and serve as an inspiration to the world of how together and alone we can make a difference.”

“On any street in the world, you can hear San Francisco’s singing ambassador, Tony Bennett, singing his signature song, our song,” said Shultz. “What better way to remind people that San Francisco will once again be ready to welcome back the world when the current health crisis abates. It will be a morale boost and an opportunity to pay respect to all of our frontline workers and brave medical professionals.”

In addition to the real-time live singing of San Francisco’s official ballad by residents of San Francisco, people around the world who left their hearts in San Francisco are invited to participate and sing along simultaneously from their homes abroad. For example, Saturday, April 25 at 12noon in San Francisco equates to 5am in Sydney, Australia, 9am in Hawaii; 3pm in New York; 8pm in the United Kingdom, 9pm in France, Spain, Italy and most of Central Europe, 10pm in Greece and Israel.  

About Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett’s life and philosophy is the embodiment of the Great American Story. Having celebrated his 93rdth birthday on August 3rd 2019, his career as the pre-eminent singer of the 20th and 21st centuries is unprecedented. He continues to be embraced and loved by audiences of all generations.    

Tony Bennett has received 19 Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 2 Emmy Awards and is a Kennedy Center Honoree and NEA Jazz Master.  In 2017, he became the first interpretive singer to be honored by the Library of Congress receiving The Gershwin Prize. Tony Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and now in the first two decades of the 21st century.  He has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards for pop music. 

In the new millennium, Bennett’s artistry and popularity was higher than ever and he has sold over 10 million albums in the last 10 years alone.  He continues to hold the record of being the oldest artist (at the age of 88) to have a #1 album the Billboard Top 200 album. A visual artist all his life, Tony has exhibited his artwork in museums and galleries around the world and three of his paintings are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute.  He has authored six books, including his most recent, “Tony Bennett: On Stage and In The Studio.”

Tony Bennett is a renowned humanitarian who has given of his time and talents to countless causes and charities to benefit others and the world at large. In 1965, he joined with Dr. Martin Luther King for the historic march from Selma to Montgomery. United Nations has named him a Citizen of the World as one of their foremost ambassadors. In 1999, Tony Bennett, with his wife Susan Benedetto, founded Exploring the Arts (ETA) to strengthen the role of the arts in public high school education. ETA’s first endeavor was the establishment of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA), a public high school founded in 2001 by Tony and Susan in partnership with the NYC Department of Education.  ETA’s mission continues to expand and they currently support and partner with 44 public high schools — in all five boroughs of New York City and in Los Angeles.

For more information on Tony Bennett please visit: www.tonybennett.com