Sylvia Bennett

Sylvia Bennett

 
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Grammy nominated Sylvia Bennett, the smooth jazz and pop vocalist sings of love with a warmth, clarity and spirit that is enveloping and tender, showcasing the depth of her skill, talent and experience. She's sung with Lionel Hampton and she's sung for presidents - all with a singular style.

Biography

“Man, the lady can sing! Her magic gets to the ears and the hearts of the audience.”
- Lionel Hampton

Sylvia Bennett sings of love and romance with a warm and smooth vocal delivery that leaves you longing for more. Her passion for keeping the Great American Songbook alive has resulted in a repertoire of music that shows her love for the timeless standards.

The Italian born and American raised Bennett is a singer’s singer, having sung on TV, in Community Theater, club dates, conventions and even the inaugurations of presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Walking in the footsteps of her idols such as Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Barry Manilow and Bette Midler, Sylvia has opened for artists as diverse as Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jackie Mason, Dizzy Gillespie, Barry Gibb and David Brenner.

Her big break came in the 1980s, when legendary vibraphonist and National Arts Award Winner, Lionel Hampton took Sylvia under his wing and made her the first female singer to record with him in thirty years. She recounts, “Lionel validated me as a performer and inspired me to be the best singer I can be. He made me realize that the audience was the most important thing and that all I needed to do was to sing from the heart and be honest.” Sylvia worked with Hampton for ten years, touring and recording two albums together. The first, Sentimental Journey, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1987. The second project, There Will Never Be Another You, was a CD/DVD tribute to “Hamp” from Sylvia, and she furthered the honor to her mentor with the show, “The Lady and the Legend,” premiering in Miami in 2007.

Since that time, Sylvia has gone on to record four more CDs: Songs From the Heart, It’s Christmas Time, Smile and Sonríe. Her latest CD, Sonríe, was inspired by her passion for Latin music and culture, Sonríe realizes one of Sylvia Bennett’s most cherished dreams: a Spanish-language recording of timeless classics. It is an irresistible Latin seduction, a tropical concoction as intoxicating as a first kiss.

In addition to her recordings, Sylvia loves to perform in front of a live audience. She has created a unique blend of different shows covering everything from Broadway to pop and from swing to international singing in English, Spanish, and French. Her goal of making people happy motivates her to continue bringing music and joy to the world.

For bookings and/or more information contact Management at Info@SylviaBennett.com or (786) 205-1895.

Discography

Sonrie (October 2011)
Smile (April 2010)
It's Christmas Time With Sylvia Bennett (October 2009)
Songs From The Heart ( April, 2008)
There Will Never Be Another You (2006)
Here's That Rainy Day (1992)
Rainbows in the Sky (1991)
Sentimental Journey (1982) Grammy Nominated

Set List

When you need an exciting and seasoned performer who will add class and sophistication to any event, consider international recording artist and Grammy nominee Sylvia Bennett.

Sylvia has performed at presidential inaugurations, won acclaim as a Grammy nominee for her album, Sentimental Journey with the legendary Lionel Hampton, and has pleased audiences all over the world with her silken voice and sophisticated presence.

Plan a special engagement with Sylvia Bennett. Choose from one of our successful shows or we will create musical entertainment tailored for your needs. Whatever the show, Sylvia will warm your audience from head to toe.

At a snap of your fingers and absolutely no cost or risk to you, transform your establishment into an elegant New York Supper Club...featuring Grammy Nominee, Sylvia Bennett. For more information on Sylvia's SUPPER CLUB show CLICK HERE.

SYLVIA BENNETT SIGNATURE SHOW – Sylvia performs songs from her CDs Smile, Songs from the Heart, There Wil