Tony Bennett has been singing in the larger public sphere for 70 years. He’ll be 93 next month. That he appears at a venue like the Hollywood Bowl serves as a testament to the power of art in general. That you get to see him sing and express the rare treasure of a truly matured human singing voice is a miracle in itself. The Great American Songbook now exists as a living thing at the core of the man, and he is one of our last and strongest links to the era that gave birth to what he himself calls “classical music.” There aren’t many things you can point to in life as being events that are epochal because they are so exceedingly scarce — but with Tony Bennett, tonight presents art that transcends into a moment that defines life itself.
Tony Bennett plays at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10 at the Hollywood Bowl.