Harry Connick Jr Tickets
An American singer, pianist, actor, and humanitarian, Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. was born on September 11, 1967 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Irish Catholic and Jewish parents. He learned the keyboards at the age of three, played publicly at age six and recorded with a local jazz band at 10. Under the tutelage of Ellis Marsalis and James Booker, his musical talents developed at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. His music encompasses jazz, some of it very much in the style of the crooners of the 1940s and early 1950s, funk and blues.
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It wasn?t long before he was asked to provide a soundtrack for 1989 romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally. Harry Connick won his first Grammy for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance for his work on this soundtrack that included ?It Had to Be You?, ?Let's Call the Whole Thing Off? and ?Don't Get Around Much Anymore?. He achieved double-platinum status in the United States. Harry Connick branched into acting in 1990 with Memphis Belle but still focused on his music by beginning a two-year world tour and releasing two albums in July 1990: ?Lofty's Roach Souffle? - the jazz trio album and ?We Are in Love?, which went double platinum. The latter earned him his second consecutive Grammy for Best Jazz Male Vocal.
In 1994 She, an album of New Orleans funk was released, that also went platinum. His most successful single in the United States to date is ?(I Could Only) Whisper Your Name? for the soundtrack of The Mask, starring Jim Carrey Harry Connick Jr fans in United Kingdom were not ready for his funk music when he did a tour in 1994. They were expecting a jazz crooner and got Meters instead. This version of music went with him to the People's Republic of China in 1995 and the live performance that was televised became known as the Shanghai Gumbo special.
While touring the United States and Europe with a full symphony orchestra and his piano, Harry Connick recorded original love songs for his 1997 release ?To See You?. Harry Connick Junior also played at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, and the final concert of this tour happened in Paris. In 1997, he starred in Excess Baggage opposite Alicia Silverstone and Benicio del Toro. Harry Connick Jr. first leading role came in May 1998 with director Forest Whitaker's Hope Floats. In 1999 his first album of big band music was released titled ?Come By Me? and he started another world tour. He also provided the voice of Dean McCoppin in the animated film The Iron Giant.
An animated holiday special based on the original song of Harry Connick The Happy Elf was aired on NBC in December 2005. Harry Connick was the composer, the narrator, and one of the executive producers. Occasion: Harry Connick on Piano, Volume 2, recorded in 2005, was a duo album him on the piano and Branford Marsalis on saxophone. A Duo Occasion, a music DVD filmed at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival 2005 in Canada, was released in November 2005. Harry Connick also recorded tracks for 2005 hurricane relief CDs and the net proceeds went to different charities. In November 2005 and then later in 2006, he appeared in different episodes of NBC sitcom ?Will & Grace?. He is a founder of the Krewe of Orpheus, a music-based krewe.
Harry Connick Jnr got married to model Jill Goodacre in 1994 and they have three beautiful daughters. His film Bug starring Ashley Judd, and Michael Shannon will be released in 2007. It is a psychological thriller directed by William Friedkin.
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