Crooner, singer, actor, writer, musician, dancer and he’s good looking? Yep…
However, it is the amount of fun Harry Connick, Jr. has on stage that makes him a truly great entertainer. You know there are a bunch of talented people out there that can’t tell a joke (or take one), can’t engage the audience and can’t actually enjoy performing for you and I. Harry loves it all and it shows.
Plus, he has that intangible thing – something in his personality that makes you want to like him. As Amy Sheppard put it last night – “he could sing the phone book and that’s alright with me”. Did I say he is handsome? Yes, I did, and there were some crazy women screaming at him last night. It seems that the movie When Harry Met Sally is still out there being watched by the fairer sex and these devotees of Connick-dom were in heaven last night.
I have to tell you that being a Sinatra/Cole/Williams/Bennett/Como type of singer fan makes me instantly love HC, Jr. Watching him tear up a piano, organ, fender rhodes, clavinet – as well as toying with a trumpet – well, he is a throw back to the multitalented stars of yesteryear. Plus, he can dance? Yep, and every women loved it and every man in the audience wanted to be able to dance like that.
His band was outstanding! They played funk, jazz, dixieland, big band, pop and more funk with an aplomb rarely witnessed in one show. Personally, I love the funk!
The Peace Center was the perfect venue for this show.
I used to want to be Indiana Jones in my next life. Now, I think I want to be Harry Connick, Jr.