Tony Bennett paints festival poster
Published 03/02/2010 | 11:34
Tony Bennett has painted the poster for this year's New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival.
The Grammy-winning jazz crooner painted a portrait of his late friend and fellow jazzman Louis Prima and it is being produced as this year's official festival poster.
The first official poster for the event was produced in 1975 as a fifth anniversary fundraiser for the nonprofit New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Foundation.
Many of the early festival posters were abstracts, but there have also been portrait-like renderings of such performers as Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Jerry Lee Lewis, Harry Connick Jr, Pete Fountain and Wynton Marsalis.
The poster is sold during Jazz Fest, which runs from April 23-25 and April 29-May 2.