Tony Bennett, Champion of the Great American Songbook, Is Dead at 96

Tony Bennett, Champion of the Great American Songbook, Is Dead at 96

From his initial success as a jazzy crooner through his generation-spanning duets, his career was remarkable for both its longevity and its consistency. Tony Bennett, a singer whose melodic clarity, jazz-influenced phrasing, audience-embracing persona and warm, deceptively simple interpretations of musical standards helped spread the American songbook around the world and won him generations of […]

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