Women swooned and their husbands were envious on Sunday as Harry Connick Jr. took the stage to a packed house at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Connick Jr. honored the rich tradition of the standard songbook, proving the classics of jazz will always be alive so long as they are performed with smooth style and artistry.
Connick Jr. played a crowd-pleasing set that included an epic version of "It Had to Be You" that showed off not only his smooth vocals, but also his great piano-playing skills. The rest of his 14-piece band also had the opportunity to show off throughout the set, but Connick Jr. was clearly the star.
For more information on the Monterey Jazz Festival, see our Monterey Jazz Festival page. For coverage of the 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival, see all our Monterey Jazz Festival posts. For more photos from this and other performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, see our 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival set on Flickr.