Al Jarreau Plays Jazz At McCallum Theatre

The 10th Anniversary season of Fitz's Jazz Cafe series at the McCallum Theatre continues with Al Jarreau, one of jazz's premier vocalists. He is one of those rare artists who have received Grammys in three musical genres - jazz, pop and R&B.

Al's distinctive vocal style and innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed performers of our time. With seven Grammy Awards, scores of international music awards, accolades worldwide, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it is not surprising that he has perfected his technique to such an art.

Spotted by talent scouts at the Bla Bla Cafe in Los Angeles, Al signed a contract with Warner Bros. and released his debut album We Got By to unanimous acclaim and a German Grammy for Best New International Soloist. His follow-up, Glow, won a second German Grammy and his double album of his first world tour, Look to the Rainbow, brought his first Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. His fourth album, All Fly Home (1978), brought a second Grammy for Best Jazz Vocalist.

Al Jarreau has enjoyed extraordinary success with his many acclaimed albums, including This Time, Breakin' Away, Jarreau, High Crime, Al Jarreau Live in London, L is for Lover, Heart's Horizon, Heaven and Earth, Tenderness, Accentuate the Positive, and many others.

Al brought his distinctive voice to television with the theme for the popular series "Moonlighting, " has performed with symphony orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, and played the role of Teen Angel in the musical Grease!

This performance by Al Jarreau as part of the 10th Anniversary Fitz's Jazz Cafe series at the McCallum Theatre is sponsored by Desert Lexus, Pacific Western Bank, La Quinta Resort, Castelli's Ristorante Italiano, Time Warner Cable Media Sales, and KJJZ 102.3-FM.

Al Jarreau will appear at McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California, on Sunday, November 9, 2008, at 8:00pm.

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