Harry Connick Jr. in concert at the Hollywood Bowl THIS WEEKEND ONLY – Los Angeles concert review

Boasting an electrifying and charismatic stage presence, Harry Connick Jr. is one of those legendary entertainers — a stylish showman for whom virtually any stage seems too small and any evening all too short.

Grammy- and Emmy-winning singer/musician/actor and Hollywood Bowl 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee Harry Connick Jr. returns to the Bowl stage for two nights, Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, at 8 pm.

Renowned for his good humor and charm, the beloved multi-talented mega-star performs ballads, pop classics and New Orleans jazz, all with his signature style. Harry Connick Jr. brings to each concert a massive repertoire with many Grammy-winning hit singles and delivers a memorable evening of melody, humor and rousing entertainment.

Connick is accompanied by his top-flight band: Geoff Burke, alto saxophone/flute; Jerry Weldon, tenor saxophone; Augie Haas, trumpet; Leroy Jones, trumpet; Lucien Barbarin, trombone/percussion; Dion Tucker, trombone; Jonathan DuBose, Jr., guitar; Neal Caine, bass; and Arthur Latin, drums.

Showered with awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage, Harry Connick, Jr. has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world. The foundation of Connick’s art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and vocalist at the age of five. His career took off when he signed with Columbia Records at 18 years old and revealed his stunning piano technique and vivid musical imagination on his self-titled debut album. His follow-up album, “20,” announced that Connick was equally gifted as a singer; but this was soon overshadowed by his multi-platinum success with the soundtrack for the hit comedy “When Harry Met Sally…”

To date, Connick has released 29 albums, won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards, and garnered sales of over 28 million albums. His most recent releases are “Smokey Mary” and “Every Man Should Know.” He’s also had great success in film and television. Most recently, following his very successful stint as a mentor on “American Idol,” he was invited to the judges’ table for Seasons XIII and XIV. His Broadway career boasts equal recognition, having received Tony award nominations as both composer/lyricist for the musical Thou Shalt Not and as the lead in the Tony Award-winning revival of The Pajama Game.

Connick has used his influence as an entertainer to further his charitable work. Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, he created, along with fellow musician and New Orleanian Branford Marsalis, the Musicians’ Village in the Upper Ninth Ward. The Village and its Centerpiece (the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music) provide homes for musicians and other displaced citizens, a community center with a performance hall, recording studio and after-school facilities for kids. His contributions to the post-Katrina effort have been acknowledged by a Redbook Strength and Spirit Award, an honorary degree from Tulane University and the 2012 Jefferson Award for Public Service.

Harry Connick Jr.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY, JULY 10 and 11, 2015

at 8 pm

2301 N Highland Avenue,

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Subscriptions and single tickets for performances during the Hollywood Bowl 2015 summer season are available now online here, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, and in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office.

For a complete calendar of events, please visit the official site here.

The July 10 Concert is Generously Sponsored by Sunset Marquis
The July 11 Concert is Generously Sponsored by Acura
July 11 Media Sponsor: Telemundo/KNBC
Special thanks to Anonymous Performance Patron





Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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