skip navigation
Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Also Known As: Alwyn Lopez Jarreau Died:
Born: March 12, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Profession:

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Al Jarreau's silky-smooth vocals and impeccable skill at vocalese - a style of jazz singing that applied lyrics to established instrumental numbers - made him one of the genre's most popular vocalists for over four decades, as well as one of the rare singers to win Grammys in three different musical genres. A polished performer who incorporated elements of R&B and pop into his material, Jarreau began minting hit records for Warner Bros. in the mid-1970s, scoring numerous Top 10 albums on the Jazz and R&B charts. By the early 1980s, he had branched into pop with hits like "Boogie Down" and the theme to the hit series "Moonlighting" (ABC, 1985-89), but focused largely on touring in the 1990s. The new millennium saw him return to his jazz roots while maintaining a tireless concert schedule around the globe; his celebrated career, which included multiple Grammys and Top 10 hits in jazz, pop and R&B, made Al Jarreau an accomplished listener favorite.

Al Jarreau's silky-smooth vocals and impeccable skill at vocalese - a style of jazz singing that applied lyrics to established instrumental numbers - made him one of the genre's most popular vocalists for over four decades, as well as one of the rare singers to win Grammys in three different musical genres. A polished performer who incorporated elements of R&B and pop into his material, Jarreau began minting hit records for Warner Bros. in the mid-1970s, scoring numerous Top 10 albums on the Jazz and R&B charts. By the early 1980s, he had branched into pop with hits like "Boogie Down" and the theme to the hit series "Moonlighting" (ABC, 1985-89), but focused largely on touring in the 1990s. The new millennium saw him return to his jazz roots while maintaining a tireless concert schedule around the globe; his celebrated career, which included multiple Grammys and Top 10 hits in jazz, pop and R&B, made Al Jarreau an accomplished listener favorite.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
3.
 Forever Ella (2000) Interviewee
6.
 People (1995) Voice
9.
 Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special (1992) ("The Hallelujah Chorus: A Soulful Celebration")
10.
 Voices That Care (1991)
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute