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.

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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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