Harry Connick, Jr.
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About Harry Connick, Jr.
∙ The multitalented Harry Connick, Jr.—who has won fame as a singer, pianist, band leader, composer, actor, and television host—has sold more than 28 million records worldwide.
∙ A piano prodigy, Connick began playing at age three, and at age nine he performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Opus 37 with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra.
∙ While still a teen, he was schooled by two New Orleans keyboard legends—informally by stride-style superstar James Booker and more formally by the legendary Ellis Marsalis.
∙ He has won 3 Grammy Awards, including two in consecutive years for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male.
∙ As of 2020, 14 of his albums have topped the Billboard Jazz Chart—a record for jazz musicians.
∙ Connick received a Tony Award nomination in 2006 for his role in the revival of The Pajama Game.
∙ In 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Connick organized A Concert for Hurricane Relief, a network television benefit that generated more than $50 million in donations.
- New Orleans, LA
- Sep 11, 1967
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