Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, 11 September 1967, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. As a pianist and singer, Connick essays a sound that has been around for sometime, often being favourably compared to Frank Sinatra. Connicks studied influences take in many from the late 40s and 50s, encompassing bebop, cocktail jazz and swing. Despite the critical acclaim afforded to his first two albums, it was not until he sung a group of standard songs on the soundtrack of the 1989 movie When Harry Met Sally, that Connick came to national prominence. His work on the film earned him the Grammy Award for Male Jazz Vocal, and his clean cut, chisel-jawed good looks, plus a penchant for sharp suits, made him a favourite with the ladies. He won another Grammy in 1990 for We Are In Love. Supported by Shannon Powell (drums) and Ben Wolfe (bass), Connicks Trio has earned sufficient plaudits from their jazz peers, endorsed by Blue Light, Red Light elevation to number 1...
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