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Harry Connick Jr., Branford Marsalis Team Up

On his latest album, Occasion, singer, pianist and actor Harry Connick Jr. teams up with jazz saxophonist and longtime friend Branford Marsalis. Connick and Marsalis join guest host Frank Stasio to discuss the collaboration and play some songs from the album.

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Harry Connick Jr. , singer, pianist and actor; his new album is called Occasion

Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist; Occasion was released on Marsalis' label, Marsalis Music

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Frank Stasio
Frank Stasio can be heard on NPR as a freelance reporter and substitute host for NPR programs including Talk of the Nation. Before shifting into a freelance role, Stasio served as an NPR newscaster from 1986-1990, writing and delivering six newscasts every day during NPR’s award-winning All Things Considered. Prior to that, as an NPR producer of special news events coverage, Stasio coordinated NPR's live coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in 1984 and served as line producer and director for five live programs from each convention site. Stasio also produced NPR's live coverage of the Democratic primary debates in New York, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Dallas. He joined NPR as an associate producer.