It had to be him jazz crooner trumpets Big Easy in Seoul city
Instead, check out the Harry Connick Jr. concert on March 13 with a friend.
Connick’s performing at the Sejong Performing Arts Center in central Seoul on White Day Eve.
White Day on March 14 is traditionally when young Korean men give their sweethearts candies.
Connick’s Seoul visit is part of his My New Orleans Tour, which began in North America and Europe in 2007.
He’ll be singing tracks from his 2007 studio album, “Oh, My Nola,” which features several songs associated with New Orleans, his hometown.
The jazz singer and piano player has helped raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast in the summer of 2005.
Connick is donating a percentage of his new album’s royalties to New Orleans musicians affected by the hurricane.
Oh, My Nola reveals his feelings about the tragedy and features songs about the Big Easy, his hometown’s nickname.
After the hurricane hit New Orleans, Connick, 41, appeared in A Concert for Hurricane Relief with other artists, including Faith Hill and Kanye West.
Shirley Hong, the PR director of Yellow Nine, the Korean music company organizing his concert in Seoul, says the show will be retro and high-spirited.
“The stage will be heated even more with the artist’s 12-member big band,” Hong says.
Big band is a type of jazz ensemble or a small jazz orchestra that includes brass instruments like trumpets, saxophones and trombones.
Connick will perform original soundtrack compositions. These tracks include “It Had to Be You,” “But Not for Me” and “Our Love is Here to Stay” from the film “When Harry Met Sally” (1989); and “A Wink and a Smile” from the film “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993).
“Connick is well known for his soft piano solos, but this concert will be different,” Hwang said. “Fans will be indulged in a vibrant and party-driven atmosphere.”
The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Grand Theatre in Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, central Seoul.
Tickets range from 50,000 ($53) won to 120,000 won.
A White Day special package offered by Interpark, (02) 1544-1555, an online shopping mall, is also on offer. The package offers two royal-seat tickets and a bottle of wine for 240,000 won.
To reach the Sejong Center, take subway line No. 5 to Gwanghwamun Station, exit 1 or 8. For more information, call (02) 3444-9969.
By Lee Eun-joo Contributing Writer [email@example.com]