Al Jarreau: Seven-time Grammy-winning jazz singer dies at 76
Jarreau was a seven-time Grammy Award victor, winning awards in the jazz, pop, and R&B categories.
Perhaps his most commercially successful song was the theme to the 1980s American TV show "Moonlighting", which starred Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd.
Jarreau would have been 77 next month. Just four days ago, the famous singer announced his retirement from touring, following his admittance to the hospital for exhaustion.
Hours before the Grammy Awards ceremony, the biggest night in the music industry in the United States, word came of the death of well-known jazz and rhythm and blues singer Al Jarreau.
Growing up in Milwaukee as the son of a minister, Jarreau became interested in singing after joining the church choir.
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Al Jarreau, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Luciana Souza, and Patti Austin perform together during the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition. His 1st priority, far ahead of the other, was healing or comforting anyone in need.
Jarreau is survived by his wife, Susan, and a son, Ryan. In 1964, he received a master's degree in vocational rehabilitation from the University of Iowa.
We send our thoughts and condolences to Al's loved ones during this hard time.
Al Jarreau won Grammys in three categories, including jazz, pop and R&B.
Nicknamed the "Acrobat of Scat", Jarreau released more than 20 albums throughout his career, according to his website.
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