National Tour of “The Wonderful Wizard of Song” Kicks Off with a Little Help from Tony Bennett

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Anyone who could write Stormy Weather is alright in my book…and young people today should look up the Arlen songbook and have the time of their life with the greatest songs that were ever written

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The Wonderful Wizard of Song A tribute to Wizard of Oz Composer Harold Arlen, co-written by American Idol’s Nigel Wright, kicks off a twenty-city tour May 7th with a special performance by Bennett, videotaped exclusively for this tour (http://www.thewonderfulwizardofsong.com).

Bennett, who is an avid champion of the Arlen songbook, coached American Idol singers, this past Wednesday, on the spotlighted song, Stormy Weather, another of Arlen’s compositions. To date Arlen’s songs have been featured on American Idol over a half dozen times!

“Anyone who could write Stormy Weather is alright in my book…and young people today should look up the Arlen songbook and have the time of their life with the greatest songs that were ever written,” said Bennett of Arlen’s work.

In addition to performing Arts centers, the show’s promoters, Capitol International, have booked the show in many colleges around America, giving “Idol’s” audience a chance to discover other Arlen songs.

The Wonderful Wizard of Song was co-written by American Idol’s Nigel Wright. In addition to Bennett’s exclusive performance, the show boasts never before seen footage from behind the scenes of the Wizard of Oz, and 9ft posters of the original movies that featured Arlen’s compositions i.e. A Star is Born and Lets Fall in Love.

The show stars the composer’s son, jazz saxophonist Sam Arlen who hosts the show and offers amusing anecdotes about his father’s life, George Bugatti’s Three Crooners, and legendary blues artist Barbara Morrison. Please visit http://www.thewonderfulwizardofsong.com

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