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Great Performances: Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert On Broadway

Airs Friday, September 30, 2011 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Harry Connick Jr. performs on stage in July of 2010 at New York’s Neil Simon Theater. "Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert On Broadway" features Connick’s big band and a 12-piece string section, with the star on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano.

Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first solo Broadway concert early in his career, three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr. returned to the Main Stage in a roster of favorites, performed in his trademark New Orleans style.

Harry Connick Jr. is backed by a cadre of top flight musicians, including trombonist Lucien Barbarin in July of 2010 at New York's Neil Simon Theater.
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Above: Harry Connick Jr. is backed by a cadre of top flight musicians, including trombonist Lucien Barbarin in July of 2010 at New York's Neil Simon Theater.

Taped in July of 2010 at New York’s Neil Simon Theater, "Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert On Broadway" features Connick’s big band and a 12-piece string section, with the star on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano. Backed by a cadre of top flight musicians, including trombonist Lucien Barbarin, Connick performs an infectious mix of evergreen standards, show tunes, and jazz classics.

Variety raved, “Connick, in concert, packs such dynamite that those ‘Jersey Boys’ across the street seem positively sedate.”

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Harry Connick, Jr. Interview

Above: Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first solo Broadway concert early in his career, three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr. returned to the Main Stage with a roster of favorites, performed in his trademark New Orleans style. "Great Performances: Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert On Broadway" features Connick's big band and a 12-piece string section with Connick on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano.

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Harry Connick, Jr. Performs "Take Her To The Mardi Gras" (Live)

Above: Music video by Harry Connick, Jr. performing "Take Her To The Mardi Gras." (C) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment and Conn-X Productions, Inc.

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Harry Connick, Jr. Performs "Nowhere With Love"

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Above: Watch a portion of Harry Connick Jr.’s performance of “Nowhere with Love” from "Great Performances: Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert On Broadway."