The Life and Music of Al Jarreau

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Heard On University Of The Air
Jazz great and Wisconsin native Al Jarreau. Luca Bruno/AP Photo

From his earliest days singing in the 1940s to the end of his career 60 years later, Wisconsin native Al Jarreau defied categorization, breaking music industry stenotypes on his way to winning Grammy Awards in three different categories-jazz, pop, and Rhythm and Blues. Biographer Kurt Dietrich will take us through Jarreau’s life and career, from a humble Milwaukee childhood to international fame.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Norman Gilliland Producer
  • Tom Blain Technical Director
  • Norman Gilliland Interviewer
  • Joe Elder Guest
  • Kurt Dietrich Guest

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