Harry Connick Jr's music encompasses jazz, some of it very much in the style of the crooners of the 1940s and early '50s, funk and blues. He began playing piano at three, and was recording with a local jazz band at the age of ten. His first album focused on his talents with the piano. His next album incorporated his vocal skills as well. Both of these albums were predominantly jazz, and helped build his reputation as a jazz musician.
In 1989, Harry Connick Jr was asked to provide the soundtrack for the blockbuster "When Harry Met Sally". His work on the soundtrack earned him a Grammy, and the album reached double platinum status. He earned another Grammy the next year for his followup album in 1990.
In 1994, to expand his repetoire, Harry Connick Jr released She, an album of New Orleans style funk, which went platinum.