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Hollywood Bowl Welcomes Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr. #TheWouldBeMe

The Hollywood Bowl is one of my happy places. There is something about warm summer nights, cool breezes, and live music that just can’t be beat no matter how hard you try. Over the summer, I had the distinct pleasure of being an invited guest of the Sunset Marquis as they welcomed Mr. New Orleans himself, Harry Connick Jr. to the LA Jazz Festival. Box seats, under the stars, just steps from the stage, it was a night like no other. 

N’awlins’ finest

Super dapper, this fine southern gentleman might be easy on the eyes, but heavenly on the ears. Regular readers of The JetSet Family are already well aware that my taste in music covers many different styles typically swaying the pendulum more towards rock and roll. So I had no idea that I was going to enjoy the sweet sound of this striking crooner so much. Can you tell I might have developed a small crush?

What I didn’t know was HCJ is a also a gifted storyteller. I might have had Marcia Brady stars in my eyes when he spoke, but I promise I was listening. And I could have listened for hours, and hours, and hours.

Harry Connick Jr. Hollywood Bowl | The JetSet Family

The setlist was a carefully curated collection of standard fan favorites mixed with songs that made us feel as though we were part of a huge New Orleans second-line under a rainbow sky. 

There is no wonder he has multiple Grammy and Emmys on his mantle, and I wouldn’t be surprised if one day has a complete EGOT collection. 

That Would Be Me

I have to say, while the crowd loved the traditional tunes, Harry Connick Jr. was belting out, I certainly loved the two new songs he shared with us off of his new album That Would Be Me called, Tryin’ to Matter and (I Like It When You) Smile.

Harry Connick Jr. #TheWouldBeMe

I recently had the pleasure of streaming the entire album which just dropped last week and it was everything I had hoped for and more. Mr. Connick did a beautiful job at escaping his comfort zone for this project while staying true to his roots never losing his style. I enjoyed this album so much that I already have planned to send out a few copies as holiday gifts this year because I know everyone will love it. 

So if you are looking for something new with a delightful vibe, I highly recommend diving head first into Harry Connick Jr.’s latest and greatest, That Would Be Me.

 
Photo credits: Nicole Standley

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Written by Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley curates her favorite trends in luxury travel, fine-dining, style + pop culture for The JetSet Family, CBS Los Angeles, Huffington Post and Hilton Hotels. In 2015, she was named Top Family Travel Blogger by both Trip Advisor + Red Tricycle. Instagram: nicoledstandley

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