The multiple award-winning jazzzanger Al Jarreau’s death. The stemvirtuoos and seven times winner of the Grammy music awards died Sunday at the age of 76 years “peace” in a hospital in Los Angeles.
This is reported by his agent Bob Zievers, who did that relatives and close friends near him were.
His first album brought Al Jarreau, who in full Alwyn Lopez Jarreau was called, it was only in 1975 when he was 35 years old. His repertoire went from jazz to soul and funk to pop, from original compositions to covers, but the binding element was a completely unique use of his voice as versatiel instrument. ‘Stemacrobatie’ was one way to describe it, though it went also to ‘virtuosititeit’. In The New York Times was Jarreau in the 80’s referred to as “technically the most gifted singer in the jazz-fusion”.
Wednesday had Jarreau all scheduled concerts cancelled due to exhaustion. For that reason, he was a few days ago in the hospital.
Jarreau, born and raised in Milwaukee, won his first Grammy in 1977 with the album “Look to the Rainbow.” The singer was last year by then-president Barack Obama invited to perform in the White House