The show this muggy, gray Friday began as one might expect with Connick easing onto the piano bench and singing the 1950's swing tune "Just in Time." He then segued into "Bourbon Street Parade," bringing fellow New Orleanians trombone player Lucien Barbarin and trumpeter Marc Braud - both of whom play in the tight, nine-person band for Connick's new daytime talk show, "Harry" -- upfront to trade licks and walk a catwalk that stretched out into the audience.
"Well, the problem with being a really young musician and wanting to hear great music is that you can't drive.
His energy and ease with audiences likely landed him his talk show "Harry" and his Daytime Emmy nomination for "outstanding talk show host" -- the cap on a successful decade of movies, TV appearances and CDs since his last performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell.
(Andrews played his first Jazz Fest in 1989 as a 4-year-old sitting in with Bo Diddley.) "It'll make you hug your neighbor and tell him you love him, even if you don't know him.
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