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Al Jarreau

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Los Angeles, United States (1968 – present)

Alwin Lopez Jarreau (born March 12, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), known popularly as Al Jarreau, is an American, Grammy Award–winning singer. Versatile in his singing style, Jarreau is a twelve-time Grammy-nominated vocalist and the only vocalist in history to win a Grammy Award in three separate categories: , , and R&B.

As the son of a vicar, he had his first singing experiences 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 in 1968

He appeared in such Los Angeles hot spots as Dino’s, the Troubador and Bitter End West. Television exposure came from 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.

He was spotted by Warner Bros. in 1975 and soon thereafter released his critically acclaimed debut album, We Got By, which catapulted him into international fame and garnered him a German Grammy Award. A second German Grammy would follow with the release of his second album, Glow.

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  • pentatevh

    to mi deli Al,super si.Kakšna lahkota,da te ponese......

    8 Jul 6:02pm Reply
  • LOVES-DESIRE

    We're In This Love Together ..... Like a favorite song we love to sing ..... We're in this Love together ...... We got the whole thing working out so right ..... It's just the way we planned it ..... It's like berries on the vine - sweeter every time ..... The kind that will last forever .......

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • GrosseMayrde

    come to poland

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • AerosmithFan112

    his version of Take Five is genius

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • MARIELAPEREZ

    @edyj4660 Si este sitio es fatal es porque tu estas muerto...! Lol.

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • lovertriphoper

    Genius

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • JNez

    yesssss....love this dude's smooth jazz. he and george benson need to do a cd together...lol oh wait they already have =)

    16 Sep 2012 Reply
  • duesselschorsch

    The new album with the Metropole Orkest is absolutely brilliant.

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • jfk2music

    I'm 62 & he was born 10 yrs before me = 72 AND still doing super music.... WOW!!!! AND this is one of his WOW music...

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • BLACKENEDPLAGUE

    When I heard this guy for the first time on Emril Live, I laughed at his odd style of scat. Now I love him. Dang that happened with quite a few artists

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • gailtodo56

    smooth jazz singer

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Splif4d

    не зацепил

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    nice n smooth stuff

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • AllanIOcvi

    прекрасный человек !

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • JNez

    in an al jarreau mood tonight. i really enjoy his music when i'm in a mellow mood.

    30 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ribarino

    Ain't no sunshine when she's gone ~

    11 Jul 2011 Reply
  • MiloDC

    "Breakin' Away." Period.

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • edyj4660

    esto es fatal. buscare inmediatamente otro sitio que sea serio

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Coop_R

    I want Al to sing some heavy metal.

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • tiffpenn

    And the most versatile singer of all time. He can sing almost any genre.

    22 Jan 2011 Reply
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