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Mike Karn on tenor saxophone and Neal Caine on bass
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In a young career already marked by many firsts, music wunderkind Harry Connick, Jr., continues to redefine boundaries -- no small feat in a career that includes over 20 million albums sold, multiple Grammy awards, Tony and Emmy nominations, and featured artist of Oscar and Golden Globe nominated songs. Yet despite his many achievements as musician, singer, composer, and actor, Connick isn't one to coast on past triumphs, and is constantly reaching new heights as a versatile and gifted entertainer. In this concert of material from ONLY YOU, his 2004 Columbia Records album of standards from the '50s and '60s, Connick makes his first return to GREAT PERFORMANCES since his prime-time television debut on the series in 1990. Among the classics he remakes as his own are "For Once in My Life," "The Very Thought of You," and "Only You."

Trained in jazz, Harry Connick, Jr. helped popularize the genre with a new audience and made it mainstream again with hit records such as the soundtrack to the film WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, WE ARE IN LOVE, BLUE LIGHT, RED LIGHT, and live performances on television as well as at noted venues throughout the country. Find out more about the versatile musician, who started playing the piano at age three, in the biography. Browse the song list for a rundown of the evening's program, which features not only compositions from ONLY YOU but also a few songs from his previous CDs.

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Top banner photos: Jerry Weldon on tenor saxophone; Harry Connick, Jr. (photo by Nicole Rivelli); trumpeter Leroy Jones and trombonist Craig Klein with Connick.

Trumpeter Mark Braud

In the concert special, Connick is backed by his Big Band as well as a 16-piece string ensemble.

Harry Connick, Jr.

Harry Connick, Jr. made his first jazz album when he was 10 years old.

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