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Harry Connick Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is an American singer, pianist, actor,
and humanitarian. His music encompasses jazz, some of it very much in the style of the
crooners of the 1940s and early '50s, funk and blues.
Harry Connick Jr. has performed on many soundtracks to films as well as acting in them. His first soundtrack contribution was to the film When Harry Met Sally... which consisted of several standards including "It Had to Be You", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore". Order your Harry Connick Jr. Tickets online today for the concert experience of a lifetime!
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Harry Connick Jr. moved to New York City at a young age to study at Hunter College and the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, where a Columbia Records executive persuaded him to sign with that label. His first record for the label, Harry Connick Jr., was a mainly instrumental album of standards. He soon acquired a reputation in jazz because of extended stays at high-profile New York venues. His next album, 20, featured his vocals and added to this reputation.
With Harry Connick Jr.'s growing reputation, director Rob Reiner asked him to provide a soundtrack for his 1989 romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally..., starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. The soundtrack consisted of several standards, including "It Had to Be You", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", and achieved double-platinum status in the United States. He won his first Grammy for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance for his work on the soundtrack. Harry Connick Jr. made his screen debut in Memphis Belle (1990), about a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber crew in World War II. In that year, he began a two-year world tour. In addition, he released two albums in July 1990: the jazz trio album Lofty's Roach Souffle and another album of standards titled We Are in Love, which also went double platinum. We Are in Love earned him his second consecutive Grammy for Best Jazz Male Vocal.
Harry Connick Jr.'s contribution to the Godfather III soundtrack, "Promise Me You'll Remember", was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1991. In a year of recognition, he was also nominated for an Emmy for Best Performance in a Variety Special for his PBS special Swingin' Out Live, which was also released as a video. In October 1991, he released his third consecutive multi-platinum album, Blue Light, Red Light, on which he wrote and arranged the songs. In October 1991, he starred in Little Man Tate, directed by Jodie Foster, playing the friend of a child prodigy who goes to college. In November 1992, Harry Connick Jr. released 25, a solo piano collection of standards that again went platinum. He also re-released the album Eleven. He contributed the song "A Wink and a Smile" to the Sleepless in Seattle soundtrack, released in 1993. His multi-platinum album of holiday songs, When My Heart Finds Christmas, was the best-selling Christmas album in 1993. In 1994, Harry Connick Jr. decided to branch out. He released She, an album of New Orleans funk that also went platinum. In addition, he released a song called "(I Could Only) Whisper Your Name" for the soundtrack of The Mask, starring Jim Carrey, which is his most successful single in the United States to date.
For his 1997 release To See You, Harry Connick Jr. recorded original love songs, touring the United States and Europe with a full symphony orchestra backing him and his piano in each city. As part of his tour, he played at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, with his final concert of that tour in Paris being recorded for a St. Valentine's Day special on PBS in 1998. Also in 1998, he released Come By Me, his first album of big band music in eight years in 1999, and embarked on a world tour visiting the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia.
Only You, his seventeenth album for Columbia Records, was released in February 2004. A collection of 1950s and 1960s ballads, Only You, went Top Ten on both sides of the Atlantic and was certified gold in the United States in March 2004. Harry Connick Jr.'s latest album, Oh, My NOLA, was released in January 2007.