Musicians team up to honour Sinatra
LOS ANGELES: Musicians like John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Usher and Adam Levine among many are teaming up to celebrate singer Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday in December.
The special event called ‘Sinatra 100 - An All-Star GRAMMY Concert’ is planned by CBS, The Recording Academy and AEG Ehrlich Ventures.
Alicia Keys, Tony Bennett and Garth Brooks will also perform during the show, which will feature arrangements by Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins, Quincy Jones and Nelson Riddle. “The name Frank Sinatra is synonymous with excellence that is timeless. As a performer, he possessed undeniable charisma and masterful artistry that resonate throughout generations,” Jack Sussman, executive vice president of specials, music, and live events at CBS said in a statement.
“To have the opportunity to celebrate the life and art of the Chairman of the Board on his 100th birthday and witness the lasting effects his music has had on artists today with a star-studded Grammy concert is a true honour,” he continued.
Sinatra won nine Grammy Awards during his career, including three in Album of the Year category. He died in 1998 at the age of 82.