Seven-time Grammy-winner Al Jarreau will match his smooth vocals with the fine acoustics of the Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center (The MACC) on Friday, May 30, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Jarreau will serenade the Maui audience with the golden tones and vocal artistry that has won him Grammy Awards across three different categories, as well as scores of international music awards and popular accolades worldwide.
Vocal icon Jarreau has released records across four decades, and his innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed performers of our time.
Jarreau has perfected his technique through decades of practice. He's been singing since the age of 4, harmonizing with his brothers and performing solo in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After earning a master's degree in vocational rehabilitation at the University of Iowa, Jarreau moved to San Francisco to begin a career in rehabilitation counseling. But when he started performing at a small jazz club in the city, his career took a different turn. He relocated to Los Angeles to work in some of the famous 1960s nightspots, then headed to New York City, where he gained national network television exposure with Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin and David Frost.
Al Jarreau will match his smooth vocals with the fine acoustics of the Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Friday, May 30.
A recording contract was signed, and Jarreau's debut album, "We Got By," was released to unanimous acclaim in the U.S. and Europe. The next album, "Look to the Rainbow," earned the vocalist his first Grammy for "Best Jazz Vocal Performance." His fourth album, "All Fly Home," netted his second Grammy for "Best Jazz Vocalist," followed by "This Time" and "Breakin' Away," which brought him a broader audience and two more Grammys--"Best Male Pop Vocalist" and "Best Male Jazz Vocalist."
After touring the globe for nearly two years, Jarreau put out "Heaven and Earth," for which he received his fifth Grammy for "Best R&B Vocal Performance." With this win, he became one the rare artists to have won Grammies in three categories--jazz, pop and R&B. This feat was capped by two Grammy wins in 2007 for "Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance" for "God Bless The Child," and "Best Pop Instrumental" for "Mornin'."
Jarreau has been called "the voice of versatility" by the Chicago Tribune and "one of the world's greatest natural resources" by the Detroit News.
Jarreau received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001, commemorating his status as one of the best singers of his generation.
Tickets are $35, $55, $65 and $85 with a limited number of premium $125 tickets (The MACC's member discount is available for this show.) For tickets, call (808) 242-SHOW (7469) or visit The MACC Box Office Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., or buy tickets online any time at MauiArts.org.