Harry Connick, Jr. After 30 million albums sold worldwide, 13 No. After selecting the songs, and writing and orchestrating the arrangements, he assembled and conducted the orchestra which features his longtime touring band with additional horns and a full string section. When Harry left for New York at age 18, he was equipped with a precocious command of jazz and popular music styles. Harry so enjoyed the experience that he formed his own big band, which has been featured in recordings and live performances over the subsequent decades. In the 90s, Harry became an on-screen presence in roles that found him working alongside a host of talented actors. Skip to main content. Come by Me, recorded with the big band Harry had led for a decade as well as a full orchestra, summed up the array of music at his command as the 90s ended, and held its place atop the Billboard charts for several months. The new millennium brought more of the same, and then some. In Concert On Broadway television special was filmed.
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Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. His highest-charting album is his release Only You , which reached No. He has won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards. He played a serial killer in Copycat , before being cast as a fighter pilot in the blockbuster Independence Day Connick's first role as a leading man was in Hope Floats with Sandra Bullock.
Harry Connick, Jr. Connick grew up in New Orleans, where his father, a longtime district attorney, and his mother, a judge, owned a record store. Connick signed a contract with Columbia Records and in released his first album, Harry Connick, Jr. On his second effort, 20 , he also sang.