Necessary Luxury: Tony Bennett

James Wojcik

Singer, Painter, Renaissance Man

Singing and painting are my two life passions, and I wouldn’t want to do one without the other. When I perform, I only use the best equipment, and this Sennheiser wireless microphone creates the most wonderful sound. If I don’t have an Italian meal, I feel like something’s missing—some people get caught on drugs; I’m addicted to linguine with marinara. I originally thought that ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ would only be a local hit, but it’s become my signature song.

Tony Bennett turns 85 on August 3. His new CD, Duets II—featuring performances with everyone from Andrea Bocelli to Amy Winehouse—comes out September 20.