CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT, ART DIRECTION, LIVE EVENT PRODUCTION
TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA: CHEEK TO CHEEK LIVE!
Once again Dissident was engaged to produce the visual look of another Lady Gaga stage production. This time the event was an epic musical collaboration between legendary Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances. Taped at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on July 28 2014, each song was handpicked by the artists, and features classic selections from the Great American Songbook. The program premiered on PBS Great Performances on October 24th 2014.
With set and lighting design by Robert Wilson, the stars are joined by a 39-piece orchestra conducted by Jorge Calandrelli, soloists Chris Botti on trumpet and David Mann on tenor sax, and jazz musicians associated with both artists including members of Bennett’s quartet, Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones and Marshall Wood, and Lady Gaga’s quintet, including Brian Newman, Paul Francis, Steven Kortyka, Michael Scott Ritchie, and Alex Smith.