Feb 13th, 2017
Al Jarreau, one of the most charismatic and ductile voices of the whole music world, died on February 12th, 2017; he was 76 years old. The singer had been recently hospitalized in Los Angeles due to exhaustion, caused by the heavy load of work he charged himself in the last period, forcing him to cancel upcoming tour dates and retire from the road.
Born in Milwaukee on March 12th, 1940, Jarreau was awarded three Grammy Awards in jazz, pop and R&B categories. During his career, he spanned several musical genres, by playing with his extremely versatile voice. “My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke”, released by Concord in 2014, is his last album, a heartfelt homage to his best friend ever, keyboard player and composer George Duke.