With his extensive resume, Harry Connick Jr. could be considered an entertainment jack-of-all-trades. Possibly best known for his smooth jazz vocals and piano skills, he has also dabbled in Broadway, television, soundtracks and movies. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide and holds a position among the RIAA's 60 Best-Selling Male Artists. He has had seven Top 20 albums and 10 No. 1 jazz albums - more than any jazz artist in US Jazz chart history. He had his own talk show called Harry, and his other television appearances include recurring roles on Will & Grace, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and as a judge for American Idol alongside Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez.
Harry was just three years-old when he began playing the keyboard. By age five, he was playing in public, and by age 10, he had joined a local jazz band and was recording with them. He moved to New York at the age of 18 to further study music where he met with a Columbia Records executive, Dr. George Butler, who convinced him to sign with Columbia.
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What other achievements has Harry Connick Jr. accomplished?
When Harry Met Sally… director, Rob Reiner, asked him to make the soundtrack for the movie in 1989. With classics performed by multiple artists over the decades like "It Had To Be You" and "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," the album went double platinum and lead to his first Grammy award. Harry Connick Jr. has also starred in multiple movies including "Memphis Belle," "Copycat," "Hope Floats" and "Dolphin Tale." He has performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at events including Super Bowl XXVI, the Daytona 500 and the Kentucky Derby. He has also hosted multiple Christmas Specials on CBS, NBC and PBS over the years.
What awards has Harry Connick Jr. won?
He has won one Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction for "Harry Connick Jr.: Only You in Concert," and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for "Swinging Out With Harry" in 1991. He has been nominated for eight Grammy awards and has taken home three wins including one for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Songs I Heard and two for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male for When Harry Met Sally… and We are in Love.
What can I expect from a Harry Connick Jr. performance?
Despite all his success, Harry Connick Jr. remains one of the most down-to-earth gentlemen there are. Whether you're catching him hosting a variety show, musical special or in concert with his band, you are certain to feel as though you are in the presence of a friend. He is also funny.
Can you tell me more about Harry Connick Jr.'s touring band?
The Harry Connick Jr. Big Band has been touring with him since it was formed in 1990. He, himself, plays piano and sings lead vocals, of course. The remaining 49 members of the Big Band, including subs, play a variety of instruments like the saxophone, clarinet, trombone, percussion, bass, drums and trumpet.
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