Remembering Al Jarreau – This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show

April 8th and 9th

Remembering Al Jarreau

We’re all mourning the loss of our dear friend…the forever inspiring Al Jarreau

Al was one of the firsts to bring a keen sensibility of jazz to the pop/r&b world, and thereby introduced a whole generation to America’s greatest art form. His music will live forever, and those who were lucky enough to know him will always treasure the human being he was…filled with love, warmth, kindness, respect for all, and with a great sense of humor and ALWAYS a smile on his face.

Al was set to sail with us on our “Venice & Beyond” cruise this May as our very special guest. Sadly, he will not be with us physically, but I am quite sure his huge, jovial Spirit will be everywhere on that ship—and we will celebrate his memory in every nook and cranny of the ms Westerdam in the best way we know how!

We love and miss you, Al Jarreau. RIP, dear friend. You may be gone from here, but you will never leave our hearts.


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As the title suggests, My Old Friend, Grammy-award winning singer and song stylist Al Jarreau pays a loving tribute to one of his longtime kindred spirits – the legendary keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke, who unexpectedly passed away last year. By gathering an impressive list of special guests that include bassists Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke; saxophonists Gerald Albright and Boney James; and singers Dianne Reeves, Kelly Price, Lalah Hathaway and Jeffrey Osborne; among others, the new disc gives a delightful snapshot of Duke’s expansive musical range that includes post-bop, jazz-fusion, R&B and Brazilian jazz.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST