In Memoriam: Al Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017)

al-jarreauAlwin Lopez “Al” Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) was an American jazz singer

Jarreau was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the fifth of six children. His website refers to Reservoir Avenue, the name of the street where he lived. His father was a Seventh-day Adventist Church minister and singer, and his mother was a church pianist. He and his family sang together in church concerts and in benefits, and he and his mother performed at PTA meetings. – Wikipedia

Just days after announcing that he was retiring from touring after being hospitalized for exhaustion, legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau passed away Sunday morning in Los Angeles.

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