Harry Connick comes

Updated: 2008-01-28 11:19

Known for straight-ahead jazz and stride piano as well as more contemporary New Orleans music, multi-talented artist Harry Connick, Jr. will perform March 9th at the Shanghai International Gymnastic Center.

Harry Connick, Jr.'s love of music and performing dates back to his childhood in New Orleans, where he studied piano with such luminaries as James Booker and Ellis Marsalis at the age of three. He first performed publicly at age five, appeared on his first jazz recording at age ten with a local jazz band, and released his self-titled major label debut for Columbia Records at 19, only a year after his high school graduation and his move to New York City. Connick achieved widespread success as a musician when director Rob Reiner asked him to contribute the score to his 1989 smash When Harry Met Sally, leading to Connick's first big-band recording and first multi-platinum album. In the 90s, the full scope of Connick's artistry emerged. He made eight No. 1 Jazz records, and won two Grammy awards.

At the same time, Connick has built a successful film career, appearing both on screen and soundtracks. As a television performer, Connick has starred in two holiday specials built around his multi-platinum holiday albums, and two Great Performances/PBS concert specials, Swinging Out Live and the 2004 Emmy-winning Harry Connick, Jr.: Only You In Concert. All of these achievements-not to mention his album sales of over 25 million, his three Grammy awards, Emmy award, and Tony nominations-reflect a creative energy that make Harry Connick Jr. unique in the world of contemporary entertainment.

Date: March 9th
Location: Shanghai International Gymnastic Center Beijing Exhibition Theater, 777 Wuyi Lu near Zunyi Lu, Metro Line 2 and 3 Zhongshan Park Station
Ticket(RMB): 300, 500, 800, 1000, 1200, 1600
Tel: 021-64812938