Al Jarreau Schedule
As the first vocalist in the history of music to take home Grammy Awards for three different
genres (pop, R&B and jazz), Al Jarreau's authentic style has established him as a global gem. Jarreau has a litany of
music awards credited to his name, recognizing him for his dynamic voice and sound.
Al Jarreau is still out and about
today, taking his energy and phenomenal voice to stages at venues like the Hawaii Convention Center Ballroom in Honolulu,
Hawaii; Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia; Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland; and more! To keep
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Hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Al Jarreau was born Alwin Lopez Jarreau. Raised in a religious environment,
Jarreau's father was a minister. At the tender age of 4, Jarreau started singing in the church choir. He also spent a lot
of time singing with his siblings as well as participating in a string of events in his hometown. He eventually went on to
Ripon College in Wisconsin, graduating in the early '60s with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. On weekends, he
gigged with a group billed as the Indigos. Jarreau pursued his master's degree at the University of Iowa, studying vocational
rehabilitation. He relocated to San Francisco to work a short stint as a social worker. It was in San Francisco where he couldn't
resist his urge to perform and took up with a trio that was fronted by George Duke. They moonlighted at small clubs all over
the West Coast and eventually Jarreau spread his wings even more and moved to L.A. There he cut his teeth at places like the
Bitter End West, the Troubadour and Dino's.
His natural next step was the Big Apple. In New York, Jarreau garnered national
publicity by making appearances with Merv Griffin, Dinah Shore, David Frost and Johnny Carson. He released his debut album,
1965, which included Joe Abodeely (drummer); Cal Bezemer (pianist); and Gary Allen (bassist). He also branched out, performing
at The Improv. It was there he showcased his talents in between the routines of up-and-coming comics like John Belushi and
Warner Bros. discovered Jarreau in 1975 when he was collaborating with Tom Canning, pianist. That same
year, he appeared on Saturday Night Live, singing on episode 13.We Got By was released shortly after, which propelled Jarreau
into global stardom. He also claimed a German Grammy Award for the effort. He received a second German Grammy for the album,
Jarreau went on to cut nearly one album yearly over the next 20 years. One of his most notable and commercially
acclaimed albums was Breakin' Away (1981), which claimed platinum certification. The album highlighted the track, "We're in
This Love Together," which also served as the theme for the Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis TV series, Moonlighting.
took a hiatus from recording at the dawn of the '90s. In an interview with Jazz Review, he said, "I was still touring, in
fact, I toured more than I ever had in the past, so I kept in touch with my audience. I got my symphony program under way,
which included my music and that of other people too, and I performed on the Broadway production of Grease. I was busier than
ever! For the most part, I was doing what I have always done...perform live. I was shopping for a record deal and was letting
people know that there is a new album coming. I was just waiting for the right label (Verve), but I toured more than ever."
the time 2003 arrived, Jarreau teamed up with Larry Baird. The pair worked on symphony performances crisscrossing the nation.
Jarreau also toured with luminaries like Kathleen Battle, David Sanborn, Chick Corea, Joe Sample and more.
continues to stick to a rigorous tour schedule.
Al Jarreau Albums
Over the past years, Al Jarreau has
cut over two dozen studio, compilation and live albums. Some of his albums include: We Got By (1975); Glow (1976); All Fly
Home (1978); This Time (1980); Breakin' Away (1981); Jarreau (1983); High Crime (1984); L is for Lover (1986); Heart's Horizon
(1988); Heaven and Earth (1992); Tomorrow Today (2000); All I Got (2002); Accentuate the Positive (2004); Givin' It Up (2006);
Al Jarreau Trivia
Did you know that Al Jarreau was on American Idol? Yes, it's true.
He did a duet with Paris Bennett, a finalist during Season 5. He also sang with Cheech Marin on Celebrity Duets.
Jarreau Concert Experience
There's nothing like the anticipation and feeling you get deep down in your stomach right
before the lights click on and the theatrics begin. You certainly can't get that feeling from just listening to the radio
or your iPod.
That's why you need to make sure you get to one of Al Jarreau's concerts! Al Jarreau a timeless entertainer
who keeps you captivated with his hypnotic, smooth voice. Don't miss out, and reserve your tickets now through StubHub before
it's too late!