Al Jarreau has died
Grammy award winner and legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau has died his official website reports.
The Legendary Jazz singer passed away Sunday in Los Angeles, days after announcing he was retiring from touring.
Born in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1940, Alwin Lopez or Al Jarreau moved to San Francisco to start a career in rehabilitation counseling after graduating with a Bachelor Of Science degree in Psychology at Ripon College in Wisconsin and earning his Master's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University Of Iowa.
While in San Francisco, Jarreau joined a jazz trio headed by George Duke and the rest is history!
He went on to be one of the top jazz singers of all time, touring the world and winning seven grammys along the way. He announced three days ago he was retiring from being on the road.
Here's one of Al's chart toppers:
Here's another classic:
And we can't forget the theme from Moonlighting:
Al Jarreau was 76.