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Harry Connick, Jr.

Connick at Tulane University May 16, 2009
Background information
Birth name Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr.
Born September 11, 1967 (1967-09-11) (age 42)
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Swing
Traditional pop
Big Band
Jazz-funk
Occupations Singer
Pianist
Actor
Composer
Instruments Vocals
Piano
Years active 1977–present
Labels Adco Productions (1977-1979)

Columbia Records (1979-present)
Marsalis Music (2003-present)

Website HarryConnickJr.com

Harry Connick, Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is an American singer, actor, composer, and pianist. Connick has sold over 25 million albums worldwide.[1] He is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million certified albums.[2] He has seven top-20 U.S. albums, and ten number-one U.S. jazz albums, earning more number-one albums than any other artist in the US jazz chart history.[3] He has won three Grammy awards and one Emmy Award. He played Grace's husband Dr. Leo Markus on the TV sitcom Will & Grace from 2002 to 2006.

Connick began his acting career as a tail gunner in the World War II film Memphis Belle in 1990. He played a serial killer in Copycat in 1995, before being cast as a USMC F/A-18 pilot in the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. Connick's first role as a leading man was in 1998's Hope Floats with Sandra Bullock. His first thriller film since Copycat, came in 2007, when he played the violent ex-husband in Bug, before two romantic comedies, 2007's P.S. I Love You, and the leading man in New in Town with Renee Zellweger in 2009.

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Biography

Early life

Harry Connick, Jr. was born as Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr.[4] in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Harry Connick, Sr., who was the district attorney of Orleans Parish from 1977–2003, and Anita (née Livingston; May 22, 1926 — July 1981), a lawyer and judge in New Orleans and, later, Louisiana Supreme Court justice.[5][6] His parents also owned a record store. Connick, Jr.'s father is Irish American, and Connick, Jr.'s mother, who died in 1981, aged 55, from ovarian cancer, was Jewish.[7][8] Connick, Jr. has a sister, Suzanna; the siblings were raised in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans. Connick's musical talents soon came to the fore when he learned the keyboards at the age of three, played publicly at age six and recorded with a local jazz band at ten.[9]

When Connick, Jr. was nine years old, he performed the Piano Concerto No. 3 Opus 37 of Beethoven with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra (now the Louisiana Philharmonic) and later played a duet with Eubie Blake at the Royal Orleans Esplanade Lounge in New Orleans. The song was "I'm Just Wild About Harry". This was recorded for a Japanese documentary called "Jazz around the world."[9][10] The clip was also shown in a Bravo special, called Worlds of Harry Connick, Jr. in 1999. His musical talents were developed at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and under the tutelage of Ellis Marsalis and James Booker.

Connick attended Jesuit High School and Isidore Newman School, both in New Orleans. Following an unsuccessful attempt to study jazz academically, and having given recitals in the classical and jazz piano programs at Loyola University, Connick moved to the 92nd Street YMHA in New York City 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.

When Harry Met Sally... — chart and movie success

With Connick'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.

Connick 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 instrumental jazz trio album Lofty's Roach Souffle and a big-band album of mostly original songs 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.

"Promise Me You'll Remember", his contribution to the Godfather III soundtrack, 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.

Connick was arrested in 1992 and charged with having a 9-mm pistol in his possession at JFK International Airport. After spending a day in jail, he agreed to make a public-service television commercial warning against breaking gun laws. The court agreed to drop all charges if Connick stayed out of trouble for six months. In November 1992, Connick released 25, a solo piano collection of standards that again went platinum. He also re-released the album Eleven. Connick contributed "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.

Flirtation with funk in the mid-1990s

In 1994, Connick 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.[citation needed]

Connick took his funk music on a tour of the United Kingdom in 1994, an effort that did not please some of his fans, who were expecting a jazz crooner. Connick also took his funk music to the People's Republic of China in 1995, playing at the Shanghai Center Theatre. The performance was televised live in China for what became known as the Shanghai Gumbo special. In his third film Copycat, Connick played a serial killer. Released in 1995, Copycat also starred Holly Hunter and Sigourney Weaver. The following year, he released his second funk album, Star Turtle, which did not sell as well as previous albums, although it did reach No. 38 on the charts. However, he appeared in the most successful movie of 1996,[11] Independence Day, with Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum.

Back to basics: return to jazz. Hope Floats

For his 1997 release To See You, Connick 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 Valentine's Day special on PBS in 1998. He also continued his film career, starring in Excess Baggage opposite Alicia Silverstone and Benicio del Toro in 1997.

In May 1998, he had his first leading role in director Forest Whitaker's Hope Floats, with Sandra Bullock as his female lead. 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. In addition, he provided the voice of Dean McCoppin in the animated film The Iron Giant.

2000-2002: Broadway debut, musicals, Will & Grace

Connick wrote the score for Susan Stroman's Broadway musical Thou Shalt Not, based on Émile Zola's novel Thérèse Raquin, in 2000; it premiered in 2001. His music and lyrics garnerned a Tony Award nomination. He was also the narrator of the film My Dog Skip, released in that year.

In March 2001, Connick starred in a television production of South Pacific with Glenn Close, televised on the ABC network. He also starred in his twelfth movie, Mickey, featuring a screenplay by John Grisham that same year. In October 2001, he again released two albums: Songs I Heard, featuring big band re-workings of children's show themes, and 30, featuring Connick on piano with guest appearances by several other musical artists. Songs I Heard won Connick another Grammy for best traditional pop album and he toured performing songs from the album, holding matinees at which each parent had to be accompanied by a child.

In 2002, he received US Patent #6,348,648 for a "system and method for coordinating music display among players in an orchestra."[12] Connick appeared as Grace Adler's boyfriend (and later husband) Leo Markus on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace from 2002 to 2006.

2003-2005: 'Connick on Piano', Only You

In July 2003, Connick released his first instrumental album in fifteen years, Other Hours Connick on Piano Volume 1. It was released on Branford Marsalis's new label Marsalis Music and led to a short tour of nightclubs and small theaters. Connick appeared in the film Basic with John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson. In October 2003, he released his second Christmas album, Harry for the Holidays, which went gold and reached No. 12 on the Billboard 200 album chart. He also had a television special on NBC featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, Marc Anthony and Kim Burrell. 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. The Only You tour with big band went on in America, Australia and a short trip to Asia. Harry for the Holidays was certified platinum in November 2004. A music DVD Harry Connick Jr. — "Only You" in Concert was released in March 2004, after it had first aired as a Great Performances special on PBS. The special won him an Emmy for Outstanding Music Direction. The DVD received a Gold & Platinum Music Video — Long Form awards from the RIAA in November 2005.

An animated holiday special, The Happy Elf, aired on NBC in December 2005, with Connick as the composer, the narrator, and one of the executive producers. Shortly after, it was released on DVD. The holiday special was based on his original song The Happy Elf, from his 2003 album Harry for the Holidays. Another album from Marsalis Music was recorded in 2005, Occasion : Connick on Piano, Volume 2, a duo album with Harry Connick, Jr. on piano together with Branford Marsalis on saxophone. A music DVD, A Duo Occasion, was filmed at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival 2005 in Canada, and released in November 2005.

He appeared in another episode of NBC sitcom Will & Grace in November 2005, and appeared in an additional three episodes in 2006.

2006-2008: The Pajama Game, Bug, P.S. I Love You

Harry Connick Jr in concert, Savannah, Georgia, Feb 27, 2007

Bug, a film directed by William Friedkin, is a psychological thriller filmed in 2005, starring Connick, Ashley Judd, and Michael Shannon. The film was released in 2007. He starred in the Broadway revival of The Pajama Game, produced by the Roundabout Theater Company, along with Michael McKean and Kelli O'Hara, at the American Airlines Theatre in 2006. It ran from February 23 to June 17, 2006, including five benefit performances running from June 13 to June 17. The Pajama Game cast recording was nominated for a Grammy, after being released as part of Connick's double disc album Harry on Broadway, Act I.

He hosted the Weather Channel's mini series 100 Biggest Weather Moments which aired in 2007. He was part of the documentary Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037, released in November 2007. He sat in on piano on Bob French's 2007 album Marsalis Music Honors Series: Bob French. He appeared in the film P.S. I Love You, with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, released in December 2007. A third album in the Connick on Piano series, Chanson du Vieux Carré was released in 2007, and Connick has received two Grammy nominations for the track "Ash Wednesday", for the upcoming Grammy awards in 2008. Chanson du Vieux Carré was released simultaneously with the album Oh, My NOLA. Connick toured North America and Europe in 2007, and will be touring Asia and Australia in 2008, as part of his My New Orleans Tour. Connick did the arrangements for, wrote a couple of songs, and sings a duet on Kelli O'Hara's album that was released in May 2008.[13] He was also the featured singer at the Concert of Hope immediately preceding Pope Benedict XVI's Mass at Yankee Stadium in April 2008. He had the starring role of Dr. Dennis Slamon in the 2008 Lifetime TV film Living Proof. His third Christmas album, What a Night!, was released in November 2008.

2009-present: New in Town, Your Songs

Harry Connick Jr. and Renee Zellweger at the Rachel Ray show, January 30, 2009.

The film New in Town starring Connick and Renée Zellweger, began filming in January 2008, and was released in January 2009. Connick's album Your Songs is released on CD, September 22, 2009. In contrast to Connick's previous albums, this album is a collaboration with a record company producer, the multiple Grammy award winning music executive Clive Davis.[1]

Touring Big Band members

These are musicians who have toured as the Harry Connick, Jr., Big Band since its inception in 1990.[14]

  • Piano and vocals - Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Drums - Shannon Powell, Duffy Jackson, Arthur Latin II, (Winard Harper, Jeff "Tain" Watts - subs)
  • Bass - Ben Wolfe, Neal Caine
  • Lead Trumpet - Roger Ingram, (Dave Stahl, Walter White, Walt Johnson - subs)
  • 2nd Trumpet - Dan Miller, Derek Gardner, Bijon Watson, Sal Cracchiolo (Earl Gardner, Greg Gisbert, Darryl Shaw - subs)
  • 3rd Trumpet - Jeremy Davenport, Joe Magnarelli, Mark Braud
  • 4th Trumpet - Leroy Jones, Mark Braud
  • Lead Alto Saxophone - Brad Leali, Jon Gordon, Ned Goold, (Geoff Burke - sub)
  • 2nd Alto Saxophone - Mark Sturbank, Will Campbell, Ned Goold
  • 1st Tenor Saxophone - Jerry Weldon, (Geoff Burke - sub)
  • 2nd Tenor Saxophone - Jimmy Greene, Ned Goold
  • Baritone Saxophone - Dave Schumacher (Howard Johnson - sub)
  • Clarinet - Louis Ford
  • Lead Trombone - Mark Mullins, John Allred, Jeff Bush
  • 2nd Trombone - Craig Klein, John Allred
  • 3rd Trombone - Lucien Barbarin, Craig Klein
  • Bass Trombone - Joe Barati
  • Vocals, Trombone, Percussion - Lucien Barbarin

Reaction to "Hey, Hey its Saturday" Jackson Jive sketch

On October 7, 2009, Connick appeared as a guest judge in the "Red Faces" amateur talent segment of the 10th anniversary re-union special of the live Australian television variety hour "Hey Hey It's Saturday". As their "Red Faces" act, a group known as the Jackson Jive reprised their parody of the Jackson Five, an act that they had performed on the original run twenty years earlier. The group, six Sydney doctors -of mixed ethnic background - donned afro wigs and blackface make-up to perform The Jacksons' hit "Can You Feel It", with Dr Anand Deva wearing white make up to parody the vitiligo skin condition of the recently deceased Michael Jackson. Although the Jackson Jive act did not contain dialogue referring to race, Connick found the act offensive, as the black make-up struck him as reminiscent of performances throughout the 1800s-1900s in the United States where racist white comedians used blackface to denigrate African-Americans. After fellow judge Red Symons banged the gong used to halt poor performances, Connick gave the group a score of zero out of ten. Connick stated that such a performance would not have been aired in America, saying "Man, if they turned up looking like that in the United States, then it would be hey hey, there's no more show." Returning from commercial, host Daryl Somers apologized for any offence and Connick stated "I just want to say, on behalf of my country, I know it was done humorously, and I don't want to bring the show to a down level, but we have spent so much time trying to make black people not look like buffoons that when we see stuff like that we take it really to heart. ...If I knew that was going to be a part of the show... I probably...I definitely wouldn't have done it." [15]

Some Australians viewed Connick’s reaction as unwarranted including Jackson Jive member Dr. Deva who stated "It certainly was not meant to be racist at all. I think Harry took it the wrong way." Speaking to TV reporters from Access Hollywood, Marlon Jackson stated "Man, if they turned up looking like that in the United States!"[16] He also continued by stating “We thank Harry for [speaking out], but we also understand that they weren’t trying to be disrespectful for the family.” [17] While some have accused Connick of himself appearing in blackface in a MadTV skit, he points out that the person playing the black Baptist minister is Orlando Jones while he is playing a white southern evangelical preacher named Dr. Michael Kassick.[18]

Connick and New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina

Connick at the New Orleans Jazz Fest 2007

Connick, a New Orleans native, is a founder of the Krewe of Orpheus, a music-based New Orleans krewe, taking its name from Orpheus of classical mythology. The Krewe of Orpheus parades on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in New Orleans on Lundi Gras (Fat Monday) — the day before Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday).

On September 2, 2005, Harry Connick, Jr., helped to organize, and appeared in, the NBC-sponsored live telethon concert, A Concert for Hurricane Relief, for relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He spent several days touring the city to draw attention to the plight of citizens stranded at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and other places. At the concert he paired with host Matt Lauer (Today Show), and entertainers including Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kanye West, Mike Myers, and John Goodman.

On September 6, 2005, Connick was made honorary chair of Habitat for Humanity’s “Operation Home Delivery,” a long-term rebuilding plan for families victimized by Hurricane Katrina in the Big Easy and along the Gulf Coast of new orleans.

Connick's album Oh, My NOLA (NOLA is short for New Orleans LA), and Chanson du Vieux Carré (en. song of the French Quarter) were released in 2007, with a following tour called the My New Orleans Tour.

Musicians' Village

Musicians' Village in New Orleans, August 20, 2007.

Connick and Branford Marsalis devised an initiative to help restore New Orleans's musical heritage. Habitat for Humanity and New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, working with Connick and Branford Marsalis announced December 6, 2005, plans for a Musicians' Village in New Orleans. The Musicians' Village includes Habitat-constructed homes, with an Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, as the area's centerpiece. The Habitat-built homes provide musicians, and anyone else who qualifies, the opportunity to buy decent, affordable housing.

Personal life

On April 16, 1994, Connick, Jr. married former Victoria's Secret model Jill Goodacre, originally from Texas, at the St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana. The song "Jill", on the album Blue Light, Red Light (1991) is about her. They have three daughters: Georgia Tatom (born April 17, 1996), Sarah Kate (September 12, 1997), and Charlotte (born June 26, 2002). The family currently resides in New Canaan, Connecticut, and New York City, New York. Connick is a practicing Roman Catholic.[19] [20][21]

Discography

Filmography

Year Film information Role
1990 Memphis Belle
  • Release Date: October 12, 1990
  • Genre: War film
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Sgt. Clay Busby
1991 Little Man Tate
  • Eddie
1995 Copycat
  • Release Date: October 13, 1995
  • Genre: suspense thriller
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Daryll Lee Cullum
1996 Independence Day
  • Release Date: July 3, 1996
  • Genre: science fiction
  • Distributed by: 20th century Fox
  • Captain Jimmy Wilder
1997 Excess Baggage
  • Release Date: August 29, 1997
  • Genre: drama, comedy
  • Distributed by: Columbia TriStar
  • Greg Kistler
1998 Hope Floats
  • Justin Matisse
1999 The Iron Giant
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Genre: animated science fiction
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Dean McCoppin
1999 Wayward Son
  • Release Date:
  • Genre: drama
  • Distributed by:
  • Jesse Banks Rhodes
2000 My Dog Skip
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Genre: drama
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Narrator
2001 South Pacific
  • Release Date: August 28, 2001 (DVD)
  • Genre: drama
  • Distributed by: Buena Vista, ABC
  • Lt. Joseph Cable
2001 The Simian Line
  • Release Date: November 16, 2001
  • Genre: drama
  • Distributed by: Gabriel Film Group
  • Rick
2001 Life Without Dick
  • Daniel Gallagher
2003 Basic
  • Release Date: March 28, 2003
  • Genre: action/mystery
  • Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
  • Pete Vilmer
2004 Mickey
  • Glen Ryan (Tripp Spence)
2005 The Happy Elf
  • Release Date: December 2, 2005
  • Genre: Christmas TV special, animation
  • Distributed by: IDT Entertainment, NBC
  • Lil' Farley (narrator)
2007 Bug
  • Jerry Goss
2007 P.S. I Love You
  • Release Date: December 21, 2007
  • Genre: drama, comedy
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures, Summit Entertainment
  • Daniel Connelly
2008 Living Proof
  • Release Date: October 2008
  • Genre: medical docu-drama
  • Distributed by: Lifetime
2009 New in Town
  • Ted Mitchell

Various

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Broadway

Further reading

References

  1. ^ a b Harry Connick Jr. Announces New Album Produced by Clive Davis, vintageguitar.com, July 30, 2009
  2. ^ "Top Selling Artists". RIAA. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=2&table=tblTopArt&action=. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  3. ^ Chart Beat, Billboard.com, April 9, 2009
  4. ^ "Internet Broadway Database: Harry Connick, Jr. Credits on Broadway". Internet Broadway Database. http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?id=47302. Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  5. ^ Harry Connick, Jr. Film Reference bio
  6. ^ Tulane Law School Establishes Scholarship Honoring Harry Connick and the late Anita Connick
  7. ^ Feher, Heather (2002-09-26). "Connick Is Mr. Right for 'Grace'". Zap2it. http://www.silligirl.com/zap2it/bl11.php. Retrieved 2007-12-24. 
  8. ^ Stephanie Mansfield, "Deconstructing Harry", Vogue, April 1998: pp. 211, 214, 216; online posting, connick.com, accessed July 17, 2007
  9. ^ a b Beuttler, Bill (1990-08-01). "When Harry Met Stardom". Music (American Way). http://billbeuttler.com/work41.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-02. 
  10. ^ MDHS - The Eubie Blake Collection, Maryland Historical Society
  11. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=independenceday.htm
  12. ^ "System and method for coordinating music display among players in an orchestra". http://www.google.com/patents?vid=USPAT6348648. 
  13. ^ Kelli O'Hara gets ready to ring in the holidays and prepares for a busy new year; Neal Huff engages in some Trumpery; and Jenn Gambatese enlivens Is He Dead?Feature on TheaterMania.com
  14. ^ Interview with Roger Ingram 12/2008
  15. ^ Stephen Dowling (Oct 9th 2009). "Harry Connick Jr. Blasts Blacked-Up Jackson 5 Tribute". Mirror.co.uk. http://www.spinner.com/2009/10/09/harry-connick-jr-blasts-blacked-up-jackson-five-tribute/. 
  16. ^ http://www.accesshollywood.com/jackson-brothers-respond-to-australias-jackson-jive-blackface-controversy_article_23983
  17. ^ Siobhan Duck (October 10, 2009). "Jackson brothers thank Harry Connick Jr for Hey Hey It's Saturday stance". Herald Sun. http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,28383,26190524-10229,00.html. 
  18. ^ Harry Connick Jr. (October 8, 2009). "MadTV Clip". http://www.harryconnickjr.com/us/news/madtv-clip. 
  19. ^ "Harry Connick, Jr. to perform during Papal visit". http://www.harryconnickjr.com/news-press/detail.asp?type=news&id=53. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  20. ^ "Harry Connick on Holiday Tour". http://new.us.music.yahoo.com/harry-connick-jr/news/harry-connick-on-holiday-tour--12174891. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  21. ^ "5 Minutes with Harry Connick Jr.". Christianity Today. http://www.christianitytoday.com/movies/interviews/2009/harryconnickjr.html. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  22. ^ "Harry Connick Jnr confirmed for Hey, Hey reunion". http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,26095774-5005368,00.html. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  23. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Connick Vehicle Nice Work If You Can Get It Postponed", playbill.com, July 25, 2008, accessed 7-26-2008

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bill Conti
for 75th Annual Academy Awards
Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction
2004
for Only You: In Concert
Succeeded by
Michael Kosarin
for A Christmas Carol
Preceded by
Joni Mitchell
for Both Sides Now
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
2002
for Songs I Heard
Succeeded by
Tony Bennett
for Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool
Preceded by
Harry Connick, Jr.
for When Harry Met Sally...
Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
1991
for We Are In Love
Succeeded by
Take 6
for He Is Christmas
Preceded by
Bobby McFerrin
for Brothers
Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
1990
for When Harry Met Sally...
Succeeded by
Harry Connick, Jr.
for We Are In Love







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