Connick Jr. coming Aug. 31 to Tanglewood


LENOX -- Three-time Grammy winning vocalist, composer and pianist Harry Connick Jr. joins the roster of popular artists performing this summer at Tanglewood.

Connick Jr. will perform music from his new album, "Every Man Should Know," a collection of original songs, in Tanglewood's Shed Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday morning at 10.

Also joining Tanglewood's Popular Artists lineup are:

n vocalist Patt Austin performing her Grammy nominated tribute to Ella Fitzgerald with the Boston Pops on Sept. 1;

n composer, pianist and jazz innovator Donal Fox, performing in Ozawa Hall earlier in the day Aug. 31;

n and Broadway and television stars Faith Prince and Cheyenne Jackson joining Michael Feinstein and Friends with the Boston Pops on
Aug. 18.

Throughout his stellar career, Connick Jr. has earned three Grammy awards, two Emmy Awards, and two Tony nominations. He spearheaded efforts to help rebuild his hometown of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

The pianist, vocalist, composer, band leader, actor, and philanthropist has received awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small, as well as the Broadway stage.

Tickets for Connick Jr.'s concert go in sale Tuesday morning at 10.

Earlier on Aug. 31, composer, pianist and innovator Donal Fox and his quartet will perform his Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project in Ozawa Hall. Tickets also go on sale on Tuesday. A $40 All Day Lawn Pass will allow concertgoers to enjoy the Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project on the lawn and remain through the Harry Connick, Jr. Shed concert.

Fox was the first African-American composer-in-residence with the St. Louis Symphony and was a visiting artist at Harvard University, where he received a Certificate of Recognition from the President of Harvard College for his contribution to the arts.

Fox recently premiered his Monk and Bach Project at Jazz at Lincoln Center; his orchestra piece, "Hear De Lambs A-Cyrin," commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra for The Spiritual Project; and the world premiere of his piano concerto "Peace Out for Improvised Piano and Orchestra" at Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra. He is returning to Tanglewood for the first time since 2010.

Grammy winner Patti Austin has performed her award-nominated hit songs on the Grammys and the Oscars. Her most recent release, "Avant-Gershwin," won Austin the 2008 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance.

Faith Prince won the Tony-, Drama Desk- and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance as Ms. Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls." In 2008, she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for "A Catered Affair." Most recently, she starred in the national tour of the Broadway hit "Billy Elliott."

Prince's new album, "Total Faith," was recorded at the Royal Room in the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach and was released in April by Broadway Records.

Tickets for Austin, Prince, Jackson and Michael Feinstein and Friends are on sale now.

Complete ticket information and reservations are available by phone at (888) 266-1200, online at or in person at the Tanglewood box office.


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