Michael Bublé — who, like Michael J. Fox, originally hails from our cross-border neighbor, Burnaby, B.C. — burst on the scene as an amiable, glossy Sinatra disciple, but there was always some contemporary breeze blowing through his music. In April, that breeze became a storm on the album “To Be Loved” (Reprise). It has struck a chord, topping the Billboard jazz chart now for 26 weeks — that’s half the year, and counting.
Mixing finger-popping Sinatra gems like “You Make Me Feel So Young” with 12-to-the-bar slow-dance classics like the Jackie Wilson title song, Bublé tracks the emotional continuity between swing and rock, once considered a “generation gap” apart.
Bublé performs at 8 p.m. Friday at KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center; $54.50-$110 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com)