Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau's silky-smooth vocals and impeccable skill at vocalese - a style of jazz singing that applied lyrics to established instrumental numbers - made him one of the genre's most popular vocalists for over four ... Read more »
Born: 03/12/1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Jazz at the White House 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Performer

The Soul Man 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ninth Annual Trumpet Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

Forever Ella 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Al Jarreau: Tenderness 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

People 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The 25th Montreux Music Festival 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Jon Hendricks: The Freddie Sessions 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual NAACP Image Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

The 20th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

A Star-Spangled Celebration 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Al Jarreau: Live in London 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

American Video Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Presenter

CBS' Happy New Year America 1985 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

CBS' Happy New Year America 1983 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Sheena Easton: Act 1 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1976 (Tv Show)

Actor
Music (13)

Christmas Glory: In the Key of Love 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Secret of NIMH II: Timmy to the Rescue 1997 (Movie)

("My Life and Love") (Song Performer)

"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Glengarry Glen Ross 1992 (Movie)

("Blue Skies") (Song Performer)

The Magic Voyage 1992 (Movie)

(Song)

The Magic Voyage 1992 (Movie)

("Heaven Is...") (Song Performer)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

("Rompin' & Stompin'") (Song Performer)

Murphy's Law 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Theme Song

City Heat 1984 (Movie)

("Million Dollar Baby") (Song Performer)

Hot Dog... The Movie 1984 (Movie)

("I Will Be Here For You") (Song Performer)

Night Shift 1982 (Movie)

("Girls Know How") (Song Performer)

Moonlighting (TV Show)

Theme Song

Biography

Al Jarreau's silky-smooth vocals and impeccable skill at vocalese - a style of jazz singing that applied lyrics to established instrumental numbers - made him one of the genre's most popular vocalists for over four decades, as well as one of the rare singers to win Grammys in three different musical genres. A polished performer who incorporated elements of R&B and pop into his material, Jarreau began minting hit records for Warner Bros. in the mid-1970s, scoring numerous Top 10 albums on the Jazz and R&B charts. By the early 1980s, he had branched into pop with hits like "Boogie Down" and the theme to the hit series "Moonlighting" (ABC, 1985-89), but focused largely on touring in the 1990s. The new millennium saw him return to his jazz roots while maintaining a tireless concert schedule around the globe; his celebrated career, which included multiple Grammys and Top 10 hits in jazz, pop and R&B, made Al Jarreau an accomplished listener favorite.

Milestones

Popular songs include "We're In This Love Together" and "Moonlighting".

Known for such albums as "Tenderness" and "Breakin' Away"

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