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Alwyn Lopez Jarreau Edit Profile


Alwyn Lopez Jarreau, American singer. Winner Readers' Poll, Downbeat magazine, 1977-1979; recipient 4 Grammy awards including for best jazz vocalist, 1977-1981 and Blue Rondo A La Turk, 1981; outstanding male vocalist German Music Academy, Cashbox Magazine, 1976, Italian Music Critics, 1977; recipient Mable Mercer award.


Jarreau, Alwyn Lopez was born on March 12, 1940 in Milwaukee. Son of Emile and Pearl Jarreau.


Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Ripon College, 1962. Master of Science in Psychology, University Iowa, 1964.


Various television and film appearances.


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    • Solo recording artist, records, albums include We Got By, 1975, Glow, 1976, Look to the Rainbow, 1977 (Grammy award Best Jazz Vocal), All Fly Home, 1978 (Grammy award Best Jazz Vocal), This Time, 1980, Breaking Away, 1981 (Grammy award Best Pop Vocal 1981), Al Jarreau, 1983, High Crime, 1984, Al Jarreau Live in London, Moonlighting theme score (Emmy nominate), 1985, L is For Lover, 1986, Heart's Horizon, 1989, Live, 1990, Heaven and Earth, 1992 (Grammy award Best Male Rhythm & Blues Vocal Peformance), Tenderness, 1994, Best of Al Jarreau, 1996, Tribute to Bill Withers, 1998, The Masters, 1999, Tomorrow Today, 2000, Free Spirit, 2002, One Note Samba, 2002, Sunshine, 2002, All I Got, 2002, Accentuate the Positive, 2004, Fire and Rain, 2005, All of My Love, 2005, All or Nothing at All, 2005, Love Songs, 2008, Chrismas, 2008. Songs include Blue Rondo a la Turk, (Grammy award Best Male Jazz Vocal Peformance), Mornin' (Grammy award Best Pop Instrumental Performance, 2007), God Bless the Child (Grammy award Best Traditional Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance, 2007).


Married Phyllis Hall (divorced), Married Susan.

Emile Jarreau

Pearl Jarreau

Phyllis Hall