Since the mid-1970s, Al Jarreau has applied his distinctive and instantly recognizable vocal style – a unique combination of lyrical swing and captivating vocalese – to a broad spectrum of musical genres. With this eclectic approach, he has earned much success along the way – enough to position him as the only vocalist in history to claim GRAMMY Awards in the three distinct genres of jazz, pop and R&B. His songs are by turn funky, upbeat, and deeply emotional. Known for acclaimed albums like We Got By and Breakin’ Away, the theme from Moonlighting and his most recognizable hit, “We’re In This Love Together,” Jarreau always finds new ways to mix things up in recordings and in performance. “When I look at any audience, I see two- or three-thousand reasons to sing it differently than I did the night before. If I look at any of those faces – or all of them – I’m compelled to sing it in some way that’s new for them and for me.” Whether he’s performing songs from his own body of work, taking the work of past masters and making it his own, or creating something from the gray area in between, Al Jarreau consistently and continuously approaches melody and harmony from a fresh perspective – one that dispenses with externally imposed boundaries and limitations – and creates something entirely new. #AlJarreau #OneWorldTheatre #UjimaMagazine #whatsgoingon
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