Al Jarreau

American musician Al Jarreau

Alwin "Al" Lopez Jarreau is a seven-time Grammy Award winning American jazz singer.
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Clevelander and Famed Music Producer Tommy LiPuma Has Died
NPR - 11 months
A native Clevelander who became one the world’s most renowned music producers has died. Tommy LiPuma died yesterday in New York City at the age of 80. After leaving Cleveland in the early 1960s to work in the record industry, he was nominated for more than 30 Grammy Awards and won three. "Breezin'" by George Benson is one of the hits LiPuma produced along with songs across the musical spectrum by Al Jarreau, Willie Nelson, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole and others. Adam Leach is senior director of libraries and archives at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum . He recalls a jazz recording LiPuma produced at Cuyahoga Community College during last year’s Tri-C Jazz Fest . Leach says it included a unique LiPuma attribute. “He sat in the middle of the room with the musicians. He always wanted to be part of the band in a sense and hear it and feel it with the musicians who were recording with him. And I think that set him apart from a lot of the producers who sit behind the
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Op-Ed: Beyoncé's Grammy snub and the glass ceiling on black art
LATimes - about 1 year
Today in Entertainment: Adele and Beyonce's big Grammys night; Al Jarreau remembered Feb. 13, 2017, 2:31 p.m. Between Adele's wins, Beyonce's show-stopping performance and the political moments from Katy Perry and A Tribe Called Quest with Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes, Sunday's Grammy Awards...
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Op-Ed: Beyoncé's Grammy snub and the glass ceiling on black art
LATimes - about 1 year
Today in Entertainment: Adele and Beyonce's big Grammys night; Al Jarreau remembered Feb. 13, 2017, 2:31 p.m. Between Adele's wins, Beyonce's show-stopping performance and the political moments from Katy Perry and A Tribe Called Quest with Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes, Sunday's Grammy Awards...
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Today in Entertainment: Adele and Beyonce's big Grammys night; Al Jarreau remembered
LATimes - about 1 year
Today in Entertainment: Adele and Beyonce's big Grammys night; Al Jarreau remembered Feb. 13, 2017, 2:31 p.m. Between Adele's wins, Beyonce's show-stopping performance and the political moments from Katy Perry and A Tribe Called Quest with Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes, Sunday's Grammy Awards...
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An Appreciation: Vocalist Al Jarreau ventured further than his smooth reputation
LATimes - about 1 year
When thinking about Al Jarreau, who died in Los Angeles on Sunday at age 76, one word comes insistently to mind: Smooth. Much like his longtime friend and kindred spirit George Duke, who died in August 2013, Jarreau  owned that free-flowing and often breezy subgenre somewhat derisively known as...
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Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at age 76
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Grammy-award winning singer Al Jarreau has died at age 76, according to a statement on his website.
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Seven-time Grammy winner Al Jarreau dies at 76
Reuters.com - about 1 year
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jazz and R&B singer Al Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy winner whose hits included "We're in This Love Together" and "Moonlighting," died on Sunday in Los Angeles at age 76, just days after announcing he was retiring from touring because of poor health.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Al Jarreau
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 71
    In June 2012, Jarreau was diagnosed with pneumonia, which caused him to cancel several concerts in France.
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    On February 16, 2012, he was invited to the famous Italian Festival di Sanremo to sing with the Italian group Matia Bazar.
  • 2010
    Age 69
    He was taken to the intensive-care unit at Gap late on July 22, 2010.
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    It was reported on July 23, 2010 that Jarreau was critically ill at a hospital in France, while in the area to perform a concert at nearby Barcelonnette, and was being treated for respiratory problems and cardiac arrhythmias.
    In 2010, Al Jarreau is a guest on the new Eumir Deodato album, with the song "Double Face" written by Nicolosi/Deodato/Al Jarreau.
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  • 2001
    Age 60
    On March 6, 2001, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1996
    Age 55
    He has toured and performed with numerous musicians, including Joe Sample, Chick Corea, 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.
  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 43
    In 1984, his single "After All" reached 69 on the US Hot 100 chart and number 26 on the R&B chart.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 36
    His second wife is model Susan Player, whom he married in 1977.
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  • 1975
    Age 34
    He sang on the first season of Saturday Night Live episode 13, 1975, hosted by Peter Boyle (Young Frankenstein, Everybody Loves Raymond).
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    In 1975, Jarreau was working with pianist Tom Canning when he was spotted by Warner Bros.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 28
    In 1969, Jarreau and Martinez headed south, where Jarreau appeared in such Los Angeles hot spots as Dino's, The Troubadour, and Bitter End West.
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  • 1968
    Age 27
    In 1968, Jarreau made jazz his primary occupation.
  • 1967
    Age 26
    In 1967, he joined forces with acoustic guitarist Julio Martinez.
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  • 1964
    Age 23
    Jarreau has been married twice. His first marriage, to Phyllis Hall, lasted from 1964 to 1968.
  • 1962
    Age 21
    Jarreau graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1940
    Born
    Born on March 12, 1940.
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