The pianist is back in the band leader role for the holidays this year. Connick and his Big Band have lined up a little outing called Harry For The Holidays, which finds the musicians in auditoriums around the States through December 23.

Concert-goers can expect to hear cuts off his new album, like-titled Harry For The Holidays, which is a mix of traditional secular and sacred holiday songs. Connick also contributed four original compositions to the CD, including a surprising duet with country legend George Jones.

“There’s certainly a variety of styles on this record, everything from orchestral to big band to New Orleans and R&B – and it represents a lot of different styles that influenced me,” Connick said.

If you can’t make it to see the show live, just tune into NBC on Thanksgiving, November 27, and catch a special broadcast. The evening’s guests will include Marc Anthony, who sings “Auld Lang Syne” with Connick, as well as gospel diva Kim Burrell, who belts a track from Connick’s first Christmas album.