Al Jarreau

Born: March 12, 1940    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau's unique vocal style is one of the world's most precious treasures. His innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy Awards, scores of international music awards and popular accolades worldwide.

It's not surprising that he has perfected his technique to such an art. After all, he has been singing since the age of four, harmonizing with his brothers and performing solo at a variety of local events in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Music, however, was not always the major force in his life. He excelled in sports and was an above-average student throughout high school and college. Attending Ripon College in Wisconsin, Jarreau continued singing for fun, performing locally with a group called The Indigos during weekends and holidays, and graduated with a Bachelor Of Science degree in Psychology. After moving on to the University of Iowa to earn his Master's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Jarreau subsequently relocated to San Francisco to begin a career in rehabilitation counseling....
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1975 We Got By
1976 Glow
1977 Look to the Rainbow
(Warner Bros.)
1978 All Fly Home
(Warner Bros.)
1980 This Time
(Warner Bros.)
1981 Breakin' Away
(Warner Bros. Records)
1983 Jarreau
(Warner Bros. Records)
1983 The Masquerade Is Over
(Happy Bird)
1983 Ain't No Sunshine
(Magnum / Blue Moon)
1984 High Crime
(Warner Bros.)
1984 In London
(Warner Bros.)
1984 Spirits & Feelings
1984 Al Jarreau
(Forever Gold)
1985 Replay of Al Jarreau
1985 You
1986 Love is For Lover
(Warner Bros)
1987 Sings Bill Withers
(Blue Moon)
1988 Manifesto
1988 Heart's Horizon
(Warner Bros.)
1992 Heaven and Earth
(Warner Bros.)
1994 Tenderness
(Warner Bros.)
1995 Living For You
(Blue Moon)
1996 Best of Al Jarrea
(Warner Bros.)
1996 Lean on Me
(ITC Masters)
1998 Tribute to Bill Withers
(Culture Press)
1998 Love & Happiness
1998 Improvisations
(Blue Moon)
1999 Masters
(Eagle Rock)
2000 Tomorrow Today
2000 Gold Collection
(Fine Tune)
2000 Al Jarreau: Magic Collection
(The Magic Collection)
2000 Golden Legends
(Direct Source)
2000 Come Rain or Shine
(Jazz Time)
2000 Early Gold And New Spins
2001 This One's for You
2001 Expressions
2002 Free Spirit
(Park South Records)
2002 Still In Love With You
(Blue Moon)
2002 All I Got
2002 One Note Samba
(Traditional Line)
2003 Members Edition
(United Multi License)
2004 Al and Lou
(2 Camels)
2004 Master Classics
(Master Classics)
2004 Accentuate the Positive
2005 The Great Al Jarrea
2005 My Favorite Things
(Golden Stars)
2005 R&B Soul
2006 Al Jarreau/George Benson Super
2006 Improvisations Album One
2006 Improvisations Album Two
2006 Living for You
2006 Givin' It Up
(with George Benson)
2007 R&B Soul: Live
(Direct Source)
2008 Look To The Rainbow: Live in Europe
2008 Love Songs
2008 Christmas
1976 "Rainbow In Your Eyes"
1977: "Take Five"
1978: "Thinkin' About It Too"
1980: "Distracted"
1980: "Gimme What You Got"
1980: "Never Givin' Up"
1981: "We're In This Love Together"
1982: "Breakin' Away"
1982: "Teach Me Tonight"
1982: "Your Precious Love"
1983: "Boogie Down"
1983: "Mornin'"
1983: "Trouble In Paradise"
1984: "After All"
1985: "Raging Waters"
1986: "L Is For Lover"
1986: "Tell Me What I Gotta Do"
1987: "Moonlighting"
1988: "So Good"
1989: "All of My Love"
1989: "All or Nothing At All"
1992: "Blue Angel"
1992: "It's Not Hard to Love You"

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