Al Jarreau

line-up:

AL JARREAU (artist)

Joe Turano (keyb, sax, musical director)

John Calderon (git) • Mark Simmons (dr) • Chris Walker (b) • Larry Williams (keyb)

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

Called "the voice of versatility" by the Chicago Tribune and "one of the world's greatest natural resources" by the Detroit News, Jarreau received his own star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame" in March 2001, commemorating his status as one of the best singers of his generation.

Al's 30th year in the music business saw another landmark with the pairing up with his peer, the legendary R&B guitarist and singer, George Benson, for the album Givin' It Up. Recorded in Spring of 2006, this record featured many guest artists including Herbie Hancock, Sir Paul McCartney, Jill Scott, Chris Botti and Patti Austin, amongst other musical veterans.

He's still one of the hardest working men in show business and continues to tour extensively worldwide, with his sextet and Symphony shows, and is currently in studio working on a new album.