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Al Jarreau

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
Occupation(s) Singer, musician
Instruments Vocals, vocal percussion
Years active 1967–2017
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

About Al Jarreau

Jazz, pop, and R&B vocalist who sang the theme from Moonlighting. He collaborated with artists like Bill Withers and Al Green.

Al Jarreau before fame

He was his high school's student council president. He and Julio Martinez played in a duo in Sausalito.

Achievement of Al Jarreau

He won seven Grammy Awards as a jazz singer.

Al Jarreau family life

He married Phyllis Hall in 1964 and, after their divorce in 1968, he remarried Susan Player in 1977.

Associations of Al Jarreau

He performed at The Improv between Bette Midler's comic acts.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Al Jarreau

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

Latest information about Al Jarreau updated on July 23 2021.