Alwin Lopez Jarreau is an American singer and songwriter. His 1981 album Breakin 'Away spent two years on the Billboard 200 and is considered one of the best examples of pop and R&B music in Los Angeles. The album earned Jarreau the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In total, he has won seven Grammy Awards and is nominated for more than a dozen other awards in his career. Jarreau also sang the theme song for the 1980s TV series Moonlighting and was one of the performers on the 1985 charity song "We Are the World"
|Birth name||Alwin Lopez Jarreau|
|Born||March 12, 1940, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Died||February 12, 2017, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres||R&B, soul, pop, jazz|
|Instruments||Vocals, vocal percussion|
|Labels||Reprise, Warner Bros, Concord, Rhino, Verve|
|Associated acts||Joe Sample, Chick Corea, Kathleen Battle, Miles Davis, David Foster, Jay Graydon, David Sanborn, Rick Braun, George Benson, Vesta Williams|
He was his high school's student council president. He and Julio Martinez played in a duo in Sausalito.
He won seven Grammy Awards as a jazz singer.
He married Phyllis Hall in 1964 and, after their divorce in 1968, he remarried Susan Player in 1977.
He performed at The Improv between Bette Midler's comic acts.
Smooth jazz singer. Jazz musician with vocals. Alumni of Ripon College (Wisconsin). Ripon Red Hawks men's basketball player. Mixed jazz singer. Singer from Wisconsin. Burial ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills). American blues and rhythm singer