Al Jarreau Death Mourned By San Diego Jazz Community

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Al Jarreau Death Mourned By San Diego Jazz Community

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:February 17, 2017

Last Sunday, February 12, 2017, as the music world gathered to celebrate the 59th Grammy Awards, the news of the passing of the multi-Grammy award winning vocalist Al Jarreau was announced. The passing impacted the Jazz 88.3 staff and San Diego Jazz community at large in many ways. Here are a few of the postings and remembrances...

Jazz 88.3 KSDS San Diego Staff Share Thoughts On Al Jarreau

Claudia Russell on Facebook (Jazz with Claudia, Mon-Fri, 1-4pm PT): "A master is gone. May he Rise well. Much respect."

Miff Mole, shared an Al Jarreau picture quote, with the approriate one word caption, "Respect"

David Barron (The Jazz Message, Sundays 10am-1pm PT), cut to the chase about Al's voice...

Janine Harty (Blues and the Gospel Truth, Sunday 7-10am PT), shares one of the many obituaries to Al Jarreau...

San Diego Jazz Community Mourns and Celebrates Al Jarreau

Vocalist Leonard Patton shared a favorite Al Jarreau video...

Keyboardist Lynn Willard shared his thoughts and a link to a remembrance on Facebook...

Lynn went on to share more of the on-going impact of Al and him and all of us: "It's tough to believe we only get 1 lifetime & that our musical heroes are afflicted w/the same disappointing revelation.So-consequently it's equally hard to hear such sad news when they pass!. Honestly, we should return to the '70's vibe when all of us-(babyboomers & affected empaths)- were obsessed w/musically enlightened beings like Al Jarreau.He was a beacon of joy & deep commitment to revealing the best in our souls. Today's vibe has been splintered & deeply cast aside for our immature fascination w/all things digital & this curse is still robbing us of our ability to feel from our hearts & not just our heads! God Bless Al Jarreau for his brilliant career as a leader in bringing honest emotions to each of us-his voice remains one of the most iconic ever in modern music history!"

San Diego Jazz and Arts supporter and entrepreneur Arlene Demasco, shared an influence both musical and non...

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker shared her favorite live Al Jarreau performance...

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