Marty Duda's artist of the week
Harry Connick Jr grew up steeped in the music of his home town of New Orleans, having been tutored by both Ellis Marsalis and James Booker. As a musician, Connick has two distinct personalities, that of a jazz pianist, the other as a Sinatra-style vocalist. His biggest success came in 1989 when he recorded the soundtrack to When Harry Met Sally. Since then he has gone on to try his hand at acting and, more recently, as a judge on American Idol. Connick's new album, That Would Be Me, presents the artist as a contemporary pop singer-songwriter.