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us: Jarreau, Al

  • [Individual was a Grammy awardee.]
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  • Variants

    • us: Jarreau, Alvin
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Milwaukee (Wis.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Ripon College
        • Organization: (naf) University of Iowa
        • Organization: (naf) George Duke Trio
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Jarreau (Musical group)
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Jazz singers
          (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
            (lcsh) Composers
        • Sources

          • found: Bacharach, B. Night shift [SR] p1982 (a.e.) label (Al Jarreau)
          • found: New Grove dict. of jazz, 2nd ed. (Jarreau, Al(vin); b. Mar. 12, 1940, Milwaukee; singer)
          • found: 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))
        • General Notes

          • [Individual was a Grammy awardee.]
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          • 1983-08-31: new
          • 2015-04-15: revised
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