PREVIEW: Todd Gordon’s Going Gaga over Tony! – (Pizza Express, Dean Street, 11th Feb)

Todd Gordon aged 3

We almost never post cute portraits of 3 year olds…. But jazz and swing singer TODD GORDON has pointed out some uncanny coincidences around this photo, and persuaded us to make an exception. He writes:

Facebook recently had their Way Back Week and I noticed people uploading photos of when they were young(er). So I did the same. It was one that I’d discovered on moving house a couple of years ago. Then two coincidences happened: firstly, having uploaded it onto my Facebook page in the early hours of January 23rd, I discovered on a discoloured piece of paper that the photograph had been taken 54 years earlier to the day on January 23rd, 1962.

The second coincidence is even more uncanny. One of the shows I am touring with this year celebrates the music popularised by Tony Bennett. I started working on this project a couple of years ago after meeting the legendary crooner, and the Bennett family has given me the green light to run with it. 

Tony Bennett and Todd Gordon

As I was preparing the material for the show, I discovered that Tony Bennett recorded what was to become his big-selling hit and signature song, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco”, in January 1962. Checking it out online, I couldn’t believe that my photo had been taken on the very same day – January 23rd!

 Todd Gordon’s show – Going Gaga over Tony! – is at Pizza Express Jazz Room in Dean Street on Thursday, 11 February (Doors 7.00pm; Performance 8.30pm.)

LINKS: Todd Gordon website
Pizza Express Details/ Bookings

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