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Jarreau, Al

LC control no.n 83187910
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Personal name headingJarreau, Al
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Variant(s)Jarreau, Alvin
Jarreau, Alwin Lopez
Biography/History noteIndividual was a Grammy awardee.
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1940-03-12
Death date2017-02-12
Place of birthMilwaukee (Wis.)
Place of deathLos Angeles (Calif.)
AffiliationRipon College University of Iowa George Duke Trio
Jarreau (Musical group)
Profession or occupationJazz singers Rhythm and blues musicians Composers
Found inBacharach, B. Night shift [SR] p1982 (a.e.) label (Al Jarreau)
New Grove dict. of jazz, 2nd ed. (Jarreau, Al(vin); b. Mar. 12, 1940, Milwaukee; singer)
African American National Biography, accessed February 18, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Jarreau, Alwyn Lopez; jazz singer, rhythm and blues musician / singer, popular singer, songwriter; born 12 March 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States; received a BS degree in Psychology from Ripon College (1962) and a master's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Iowa (1964); relocated to San Francisco and worked as a rehabilitation counselor (1965); formed a jazz-club ensemble, the George Duke Jazz Trio; moved to Minneapolis and formed an eclectic band, Jarreau (1971); his album We Got By was released that year and brought him international acclaim; his double live album, Look to the Rainbow, won him his first Grammy for best jazz vocal performance; All Fly Home won him another Grammy for best jazz vocalist; Breakin' Away won two Grammy awards; Accentuate the Positive (2004), won a Grammy nomination for best jazz vocal album; the album with George Benson, Givin' It Up, received three Grammy nominations and won best traditional R&B performance for "God Bless the Child"; was honored by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2007))
New York times WWW site, viewed Feb. 13, 2017 (in obituary published Feb. 12: Al Jarreau; b. Alwin Lopez Jarreau, Mar. 12, 1940, Milwaukee; d. Sunday [Feb. 12, 2017], Los Angeles, aged 76; versatile vocalist who sold millions of records and won a string of Grammys for his work in pop and R&B as well as his first love, jazz)
Associated languageeng