Singer is set to debut slate of upcoming projects and experiences on Mar 29th
Harry Connick Jr. continues to thrill audiences around the world — in music, film, television, and Broadway – but now he unveils his latest project, The Neutral Ground, a new, socially-immersive experience that will bring everyone into the metaverse and into Harry’s world.
The name, The Neutral Ground, comes from the grassy divides (medians) where Harry would hang out as a kid. In New Orleans, these medians are called “neutral grounds.” In the metaverse, The Neutral Ground is a community created and architected by Connick Jr himself. It’s designed as a place to come together to connect, engage and interact around some of his passions, including music, food, and family.
One of the first artists of his stature to lean into building new kinds of community in the metaverse, Connick Jr cements his status as a visionary as he breaks the mold on how artists can create immersive experiences and interact with their communities while bringing community members closer to each other.
Registration for this ground-breaking community experience is open to everyone, and Connick Jr is excited to introduce Piano Party, the first of many projects and experiences to come on The Neutral Ground. He stopped by TODAY with Hoda & Jenna live from New Orleans this morning (Thurs, Mar 10th) to exclusively announce The Neutral Ground and introduce Hoda & Jenna to his new “world” with a preview Piano Party lesson.
“The Neutral Ground is a place for all of us to hang out and have a good time. Music, food, shows, hangouts… it’s gonna be a lot of fun,” Connick Jr shares. “I can’t wait to go on this adventure with everyone. There’s still a lot to figure out in this new world, and I’m excited about all of the possibilities. It’s been a roller coaster the last couple of years. I’m ready to go to a place where the music never stops, and the party’s just getting started. The new Piano Party course is the first of a lot more to come. Can’t wait to see y’all on The Neutral Ground.”
Piano Party brings Harry’s love of piano and music to life in a new online course designed for all ages and ability levels. As the instructor and guide, Harry makes learning the piano fun as he mixes the basics with personal stories about his own musical journey. Participants will walk away with the ability to showcase their musical side and some fundamentals of the piano – and make a host of new friends and fun memories with Harry.
Season one of the inaugural Piano Party course will launch on March 29th where participants will have unlimited access to nine on-demand lessons, two live interactive sessions with Harry and other participants, plus access to an exclusive, private learning community where they can share their progress, get help, and hear directly from Harry. In addition, participants who sign up for Piano Party will get fast-tracked, priority access to Harry’s new community. Access to the premium Piano Party experience is $70.
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