Harry Connick Jr.

18 May 2010, Harbiye Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre

Winner of three Grammy awards, famous singer, pianist, composer and actor Harry Connick Jr. came to Istanbul with the sponsorship of ING Private Banking. The artist who gave a concert on Tuesday, May 18 at the Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre in Harbiye, met with his Istanbulite fans for the first time.

Istanbulites have shown great interest to Harry Connick Jr., also known as the heir apparent to Frank Sinatra. All the tickets of the concert were sold out.

Harry Connick Jr., realised albums with various styles ranging from traditional music to pop, instrumental to jazz and funk to blues, and became an internationally known figure with the soundtrack of When Harry Met Sally produced in 1989. With this soundtrack album, he won the Grammy award for "Best Jazz Male Vocal" and won his second Grammy in 1990 with his big-band album of his original songs titled We Are in Love. Harry Connick Jr, won his third Grammy with his traditional pop-jazz album Songs/Heard, realised in 2001. His 24th album Only You realised in 2004 has sold over 25 million copies all over the world, thus become a record holder within jazz albums.

Harry Connick Jr., who is highly appreciated with his films and acting, was also admired by Istanbulite music lovers.