Al Jarreau
Al Jarreau
Genre: Jazz/Blues

Originally from the American mid-West and later based in LA, this expert scat jazz singer first made his mark in the mid-70s with a suave and sophisticated repertoire.

Al Jarreau met the sax-player David Sanborn at university, and sang with him at public and private events. His repertoire is jazz, but he has also sung musicals such as The Sound of Music and West Side Story. His singing was inspired by the famous jazz vocals trio, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, which was created in the late 1950s by the New York singer Jon Hendricks and which invented the vocalese style, whereby jazz instrumental solos are adapted for voices (a style brilliantly illustrated in France by the Double-Six).

Al Jarreau is known for his feline swing and his vocal flights mixing the abandon of gospel with the freedom of jazz. He is truly remarkable on stage, as shown by his repeated successes at the Montreux Festival.

His latest album, Live at The Half Note Club 1965, Vol. 1, with George Duke (released in March) is now available.

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Al Jarreau
June 28, 2006
Al Jarreau
L'Olympia, Paris
July 1, 2010
Rainbow Song