Al Jarreau Dies at 76

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Al Jarreau

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Virtuosos singer and musician Al Jarreau died at the age of 76 on Sunday.  He was one of the few vocalists who tied together several genres including, Pop, R&B and Jazz, delivering a unique style who many have since been compared to but all loosely. 

A late bloomer Jarreau didn’t begin his music career until he was nearly 30 years old.  Jarreau, who is a Milwaukee native improvisation was born of his jazz roots.  He began harmonizing with his siblings at the age of 4 years. 

Mr. Jarreau worked until his dying day only taking a required break for exhaustion suggested by his doctors two weeks ago, this according to his manager Joe Gordon.  The singer was the recipient or 6 Grammy awards including one children’s album called, “In Harmony:  A Sesame Street Record.”

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