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Al Jarreau
Al Jarreau at book drive event held at the Department of Education on August 25, 2004
Al Jarreau at book drive event held at the Department of Education on August 25, 2004
Background information
Birth name Alwyn Lopez Jarreau
Born March 12, 1940 (1940-03-12) (age 67)
Flag of the United States USA Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Genre(s) jazz, pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer
Label(s) Reprise,
Warner Bros.,
GRP,
Concord
Website Official website

Alwyn Lopez "Al" Jarreau (born March 12, 1940) is an American singer. A seven-time Grammy Award winner, he is the only vocalist in history to win in three separate categories: jazz, pop, and R&B. He won the aforementioned Grammys within a span of four consecutive decades — the '70s, '80s, '90s and '00s. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The United States Department of Education was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980. ... See also August 24, 2004 - August 2004 - August 26, 2004 Astronomers announce the discovery of a third extrasolar planet orbiting Mu Arae. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Largest metro area Greater Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Warner Bros. ... GRP Records is an American jazz record company that was founded in New York by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in 1982. ... Concord Records is a well-known Beverly Hills, California based jazz record label. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...

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Biography

Al Jarreau in Wrocław, Poland; June 25th, 2006
Al Jarreau in Wrocław, Poland; June 25th, 2006

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of a vicar, Jarreau's first singing experiences were in a church choir. He attended Ripon College, where he also sang non-professionally with a group called the Indigos, and graduated in 1962. He went on to earn a master's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Iowa and worked as a rehabilitation counselor in San Francisco before joining a small jazz club trio headed by George Duke and deciding that he would make professional singing his life. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1613x1088, 994 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Description English: Al Jarreau and the band during the tour in Europe in 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1613x1088, 994 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Description English: Al Jarreau and the band during the tour in Europe in 2006. ... Motto: Miasto spotkaÅ„ (the meeting place) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lower Silesian Powiat city county Gmina WrocÅ‚aw Established 10th century City Rights 1262 Government  - Mayor RafaÅ‚ Dutkiewicz Area  - City 292. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Largest metro area Greater Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to... In the broadest sense, a vicar (from the Latin vicarius) is anyone acting as a substitute or agent for a superior (compare vicarious). In this sense, the title is comparable to lieutenant. ... Ripon College is a liberal arts college in Ripon, Wisconsin, USA. It was founded in 1851, but its first class of students did not enroll until 1853. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or locally UI, is a major coeducational research university located on a 1,900 acre (8 km²) campus in Iowa City, Iowa, US, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... George Duke (born 12 January 1946 in San Rafael, California) is a piano and synthesizer pioneer, making a name for himself with the album Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. ...


He appeared in such Los Angeles hot spots as Dino's, the Troubadour and Bitter End West. Television exposure came from Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin and David Frost, while he expanded his nightclub appearances to include performing at The Improv between the acts of such rising-star comics as Bette Midler, Jimmie Walker, and John Belushi, among others. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Exterior of the Troubadour The Troubadour is a nightclub located in West Hollywood, California, USA, at 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Doheny Drive and the border of Beverly Hills. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mervyn Edward Merv Griffin, Jr. ... Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE (born April 7, 1939) is an English television presenter. ... Improv on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles The Improv is a comedy club founded in 1963 in New York City. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... For other persons named James Walker, see James Walker (disambiguation). ... John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an Emmy Award-winning American comedian, actor and musician, notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoons Animal House and The Blues Brothers. ...


He was spotted by Warner Bros. Records in 1975 and soon thereafter released his critically acclaimed debut album, We Got By, which catapulted him to international fame and garnered him a German Grammy Award. A second German Grammy would follow with the release of his second album, Glow. Warner Bros. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


One of Jarreau's most commercially and artistically successful albums is Breakin' Away (1981), which includes the hit song "We're in This Love Together." He wrote and performed the Grammy-nominated theme to the 1980s American television show Moonlighting. Among other things, he is well-known for his scat singing and the ability to imitate conventional guitar, bass and percussive instrumentation. He was also a featured vocalist on USA for Africa's "We Are the World" in which he sang the line, "...and so we all must lend a helping hand." Moonlighting is a television series that first aired on ABC in the United States from 1985 to 1989 with a total of 66 episodes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... We Are the World is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as USA for Africa. ...


He has toured and performed with such greats as Joe Sample, Kathleen Battle, Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Rick Braun and George Benson. He also performed the role of the Teen Angel in a 1996 Broadway production of Grease. On March 6, 2001 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. Joseph Leslie Joe Sample is an American pianist, keyboard player and composer. ... Kathleen Battle (b. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, widely considered to be one of the most influential of the 20th century. ... For other persons named David Sanborn, see David Sanborn (disambiguation). ... Rick Braun is a smooth jazz trumpet player. ... George Benson (b. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Hollywood Boulevard as taken from the Kodak Theatre Hollywood Boulevard is an avenue in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, beginning at Sunset Boulevard in the east and running northwest to Vermont Avenue, where it straightens out and runs due west to Laurel Canyon Boulevard. ...


Al Jarreau appeared in a duet with American Idol finalist Paris Bennett during the Season 5 finale and on Celebrity Duets singing with actor Cheech Marin. AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... For the comic book character, see Paris Bennet. ... Celebrity Duets, a U.S. reality television show of the progressive game-show type, combined celebrities of different backgrounds with professional singers in a weekly elimination competition. ... “Richard Marin” redirects here. ...


Discography

Albums

  • 1965: 1965 (Bainbridge)
  • 1975: We Got By (Reprise)
  • 1976: Glow (Reprise) - US# 132, R&B #30, Jazz# 9
  • 1977: Look to the Rainbow (Warner Bros.) - US# 49, R&B# 19, Jazz# 5
  • 1978: All Fly Home (Warner Bros.) - US# 78, R&B# 27, Jazz# 2
  • 1980: This Time (Warner Bros.) - US# 27, R&B# 6, Jazz# 1
  • 1981: Breakin' Away (Warner Bros. Records) - US# 9, R&B# 1, Jazz# 1, UK# 60
  • 1983: Jarreau (Warner Bros. Records) - US# 13, R&B# 4, Jazz# 1, UK# 39
  • 1983: The Masquerade Is Over (Happy Bird)
  • 1984: High Crime (Warner Bros.) - US# 49, R&B# 12, Jazz# 2, UK# 81
  • 1984: In London (Warner Bros.) - US# 125, R&B# 55, Jazz# 10
  • 1986: L Is For Lover (Warner Bros) - US# 81, R&B# 30, Jazz# 9, UK# 45
  • 1988: Heart's Horizon (Warner Bros.) - US# 75, R&B# 10, Jazz# 1
  • 1992: Heaven and Earth (Warner Bros.) - US# 105, R&B# 30, Jazz# 2
  • 1994: Tenderness (Warner Bros.) US# 114, R&B# 25, Jazz# 2
  • 1996: Best of Al Jarreau (Warner Bros.) - Jazz #8
  • 2000: Tomorrow Today (GRP) - US# 137, R&B# 43, Jazz# 1
  • 2002: All I Got (GRP) - US# 137, R&B# 43, Jazz# 3
  • 2004: Accentuate the Positive (Verve) - Jazz# 2
  • 2006: Givin' It Up (with George Benson) (Concord) - US# 58, R&B# 14, Jazz# 1

Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Warner Bros. ... GRP Records is an American jazz record company that was founded in New York by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in 1982. ... Verve Records is an American Jazz record label, founded by Norman Granz in 1956, which absorbed the catalogues of his earlier labels: Norgran Records and Clef Records (founded 1953). ... George Benson (b. ... Concord Records is a well-known Beverly Hills, California based jazz record label. ...

Singles

  • 1976: "Rainbow In Your Eyes" - R&B #92
  • 1977: "Take Five" - R&B #91
  • 1978: "Thinkin' About It Too" - R&B #55
  • 1980: "Distracted" - R&B #61
  • 1980: "Gimme What You Got" - R&B #63
  • 1980: "Never Givin' Up" - R&B #26
  • 1981: "We're In This Love Together" - US #15, R&B #6
  • 1982: "Breakin' Away" - US #43, R&B #25
  • 1982: "Teach Me Tonight" - US #70, R&B #51
  • 1982: "You're Precious Love" - R&B #16
  • 1983: "Boogie Down" - US #77, R&B #9
  • 1983: "Mornin'" - US #21, R&B #6
  • 1983: "Trouble In Paradise" - US #63, R&B #66
  • 1984: "After All" US #69, R&B #26
  • 1985: "Raging Waters" - R&B #42
  • 1986: "L Is For Lover" - R&B #42
  • 1986: "Tell Me What I Gotta Do" - R&B #37
  • 1987: "Moonlighting" - US #23, R&B #32
  • 1988: "So Good" R&B #2
  • 1989: "All of My Love" - R&B #69
  • 1989: "All or Nothing At All" - R&B #59
  • 1992: "Blue Angel" - R&B #74
  • 1992: "It's Not Hard to Love You" - R&B #36

Session

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Grammy Awards

Wins

The 20th Grammy Awards were held in 1978, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album has been presented since 1977. ... The 21st Grammy Awards were held in 1979, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album has been presented since 1977. ... The 23rd Grammy Awards were held in 1981, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Album for Children has been awarded since 1959. ... The 24th Grammy Awards were held in 1982, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male was presented from 1981 to 1991. ... The 35th Grammy Awards were held in 1993. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The 49th Annual Grammy Awards honored the best in music for the 2006 recording year. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1999. ... George Benson (b. ... Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is an American R&B, soul, and jazz singer, songwriter, and poet. ...

Nominations

The 23rd Grammy Awards were held in 1981, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The 24th Grammy Awards were held in 1982, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ... The 27th Grammy Awards were held February 26, 1985, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) has been awarded since 1963. ... Jay Graydon is a Los Angeles songwriter, recording artist, guitarist, producer, arranger, and recording engineer. ... The 27th Grammy Awards were held February 26, 1985, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1970. ... Kashif (born Michael Jones in Brooklyn, New York 1959-), is an American multi-instrumetalist, singer, songwriter and producer. ... The 28th Grammy Awards were held in 1986. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The 29th Grammy Awards were held in 1987. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The 30th Grammy Awards were held March 2, 1988. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... The Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1988. ... The 32nd Grammy Awards were held in 1990. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The 37th Grammy Awards were presented March 1, 1995. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The 47th Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album has been presented since 1977. ... The 49th Annual Grammy Awards honored the best in music for the 2006 recording year. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1970. ... George Benson (b. ...

Samples

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External links


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