King of Swing


He may have left his heart in San Francisco, but there’s more than enough love out there for Tony Bennett anyplace he lays his hat and sings. The last of the great crooners, Bennett can’t be anything but cool as he snaps his fingers and cranks out the Great American Songbook. He’s also hip: as the New York Times said, Anthony Dominick Benedetto, 88, “has not just bridged the generation gap, he has demolished it. He has solidly connected with a younger crowd weaned on rock. And there have been no compromises.” When you’re good, you’re good.

Tony Bennett, River Rock Casino. November 8.