Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett To Perform ‘Cheek To Cheek’ Live On PBS In October

Bradley Stern | August 14, 2014 1:39 pm

Jazz lovers, Little Monsters and Bennetters (I don’t know, maybe it’s a thing?) unite! Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are taking their Cheek To Cheek to the whole next level!

Following the release of their long-awaited jazz duets LP on September 23, the two musical lovebirds are teaming up on Friday, October 24 at p.m. ET on PBS to perform classic jazz standards, in solo and duet form, during ‘THIRTEEN’s Great Performances.’ The show was taped in front of a live studio audience (many of whom were students enrolled in arts programs) at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on July 28.

According to a press release, the songs were all picked from the Great American Songbook, including “Sophisticated Lady,” “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Lush Life,” “Anything Goes” and, of course, “Cheek To Cheek.” They’ll also be performing alongside a 39-piece orchestra (!). With any luck, Gaga’s puppy Asia will at least make a small cameo, perhaps playing some sort of doggy-sized tuba.

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