This is sad news for fans of the famous Grammy award winner and jazz singer Al Jarreau. He died at 6 a.m. last Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital. This was just two days after announcing that he will retire from doing concert tours. He was admitted to the hospital because of exhaustion. The cause of his death was not immediately revealed.
He Was Admitted To A Hospital And Was Thought To Be Doing Well
After being admitted to the hospital, reports have indicated that the Grammy award winner is already doing well and improving albeit slowly. In recent years, the jazz singer has experienced respiratory problems and has had some cardiac issues. Jarreau will be sorely missed by his fans and his colleagues in the music industry especially those in the jazz circuit.
Jarreau Won Seven Grammy Awards In This Heyday
A native of Milwaukee, Grammy award winner Al Jarreau had won seven Grammys during his 50 years in the music industry. He was widely known for his music hit "We're in This Love Together." It was a single taken from his album titled "Breakin' Away." He also joined Michael Jackson's chorus of pop singers in "We Are The World" and sang the theme song of "Moonlighting," a hit TV series starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd.
His Musical Abilities Might Have Come From His Father
His style of singing and vocal delivery earned him the title "Acrobat of Scat." The Grammy award winner was idolized by many because of his impressive vocal improvisations. His career covered all of five decades and 20 albums. Jarreau is the only vocalist who won in the pop and R&B and jazz categories.
However, music was not the only thing in Jarreau's life. This Grammy award winner only recorded his first music album when he was already 35. But his music roots came from his childhood. Jarreau was a son of a minister who is also a piano player. He likely influenced Jarreau in music for he sang since he was still young. The jazz singer is survived by his wife, Susan, and a son, Ryan.