In 1968, Jarreau made Jazz his primary focus. He started appearing at musical hangouts in Los Angeles such as Dino’s, The Troubadour and Bitter End West. Jarreau also started to appear on television, all the while performing at various nightclubs. It was in 1975 while performing with pianist Tom Canning that Al Jarreau was spotted by Warner Bros. Records. Soon after, he released his debut album We Got By that catapulted him to international fame.
Following We Got By, he released a series of albums including Jazz #1’s This Time, Breakin’ Away, Jarreau, Heart’s Horizon, Tomorrow Today and Givin’ It Up. Other albums include All Fly Home, Glow (Reprise), High Crime, L is for Lover, Heaven and Earth, All I Got (GRP), Accentuate the Positive (GRP), Christmas (Rhino) and My Old Friend Celebrating George Duke. In addition to these albums, Jarreau also has a bunch of live albums to his name, including the famous Tenderness, which was recorded live in a studio in front of an invited audience and In London, which is sometimes titled ‘Live in London’. And that’s not all. Jarreau has a whole bunch of highly appreciated and successful singles to his name as well. From 1976 till 2001, Al Jarreau has released 26 singles including “Rainbow in Your Eyes”, “Teach Me Tonight”, “We’re In This Love Together”, “After All”, “Raging Waters”, “Blue Angel”, “In My Music” and “It’s Not Hard to Love You”.
The world-renowned artist has won various awards and accolades for his performances. He has won Grammy Awards in various categories such as ‘Best Jazz Vocal Performance’ (1978, 79), ‘Best Recording for Children’ (1981), ‘Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male’ (1982), ‘Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male’ (1982), ‘Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male’ (1993) and ‘Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance’ (2007). In addition, Al Jarreau has also been nominated for the prestigious award, 15 times for various albums, performances and singles.
To top it all, Al Jarreau was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001, and was inducted in the Soul Music Hall of Fame at SoulMusic.com in 2012. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Music from the Berklee College of Music and an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004.
With such a wildly illustrious and successful career, it is not hard to believe that Al Jarreau tickets sell out like hot cakes. The guy surely knows how to put on a spectacular live show, which is one of the many reasons he has achieved such astounding commercial success over the course of his career. And this man is putting on a show, yet again, just for you, the beloved fans. He will be performing at three different locations in the US within the next few months and lucky for you, some tickets are still available. So get your tickets today and prepare yourself for a jazz concert unlike any other.