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Al Jarreau And Stanley Clarke To Stage George Duke Tribute At Jazz Festival

19th February 2014

Musicians Al Jarreau and Stanley Clarke are set to salute late jazz pianist George Duke with special performances at the 2014 Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles.Duke, who headlined last year's (13) event, lost his...

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Dave Brubeck Dead Aged 91; Jazz World Mourns True Pioneer

By Michael West | 5th December 2012

Dave Brubeck, the jazz musician heralded for defying convention and experimenting with complex rhythms, has died in Norwalk, Connecticut - he was 91. Brubeck, who would have turned 92 on Thursday (December 6, 2012), gained...

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Sick Al Jarreau Cancels More Gigs

5th June 2012

Jazz star Al Jarreau has been forced to cancel three shows in France as he continues to battle pneumonia.The 72 year old axed a concert in California last month (May12) after he was hospitalised and...

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Al Jarreau Reassures Fans After Pneumonia Diagnosis

21st May 2012

Al Jarreau has reassured fans he is on the road to recovery after falling ill with pneumonia.The jazz singer sparked fears for his health after cancelling a concert in California on Sunday night (20May12), but...

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Sick Al Jarreau Cancels Concert

21st May 2012

Fans of jazz great Al Jarreau are fearing for the singer's health again after he scrapped a show in California on Sunday night (20May12) due to illness.The Moonlighting singer was scheduled to perform at The...

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Jarreau: 'Reports Of My Dire Health Scare Were Vastly Exaggerated'

11th September 2010

Jazz great AL JARREAU has assured fans that reports of his near-death health battle this summer (10) were vastly overblown - he's fine.The Moonlighting singer fell ill in July (10) after he was diagnosed with...

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Jarreau Leaves Hospital

1st August 2010

Recovered jazz star AL JARREAU has been discharged from hospital - and is set to make a return to the stage on Tuesday (03Aug10).The singer underwent treatment for heart problems after collapsing on 22 July...

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Jarreau's Recovery 'Going Well'

27th July 2010

Jazz star AL JARREAU's recovery is "going well" following his recent health scare and he could be released from hospital as soon as this weekend (begs30Jul10), according to his doctor.The 70-year-old Grammy winner had been...

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Jarreau's Health Is 'Improving'

26th July 2010

Jazz star AL JARREAU's condition is "improving" - but he will be under the watch of medics at a hospital in France for several more days.The 70-year-old musician collapsed before he was due to perform...

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Jarreau Moved To New Hospital

25th July 2010

Jazz star AL JARREAU has been transferred by helicopter from a hospital in the French Alps to another in Marseille after he fell ill with breathing problems, which were aggravated by the altitude.The 70-year-old musician...

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Jarreau Upgraded To Stable

23rd July 2010

Hospitalised jazz veteran AL JARREAU is making slow progress in his battle with illness - his condition has been downgraded from critical to stable following his collapse on Thursday (22Jul10).The Grammy Award winner, 70, was...

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Jarreau Collapsed Before Gig

23rd July 2010

Jazz singer AL JARREAU collapsed shortly before he took the stage at a music festival in France and was helicoptered to hospital, according to a new report.The Grammy-winning musician is currently in a "critical condition"...

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Jarreau In 'Critical Condition' In France

23rd July 2010

Veteran jazz legend AL JARREAU is fighting for his life in a French hospital after falling sick with breathing difficulties.The 70-year-old singer was admitted to a medical facility in the town of Gap in the...

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Jarreau Is The New Santa Claus

20th July 2008

AL JARREAU is set to embrace Christmas early this year (08) after falling in love with festive music. The jazz great has just recorded his first album of carols and holiday songs and he can't...

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Al Jarreau Gets Ready For Christmas

3rd February 2008

Jazz icon AL JARREAU has scored a first - he's announced plans to record a Christmas album in February (08). The singer recently released a Love Songs collection timed for St. Valentine's Day (14Feb08), but...

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Fascinating Fact 2333

30th October 2006

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY added his voice to a track on jazz greats GEORGE BENSON and AL JARREAU's new collaborative album GIVIN' IT UP.

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Jarreau + Benson Team Up On New Album

10th August 2006

Jazz greats AL JARREAU and GEORGE BENSON are teaming up to produce an album of smooth covers. The pair has recorded hits by HALL + OATES and SEALS + CROFT, among others for new release...

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Hicks Crowned American Idol At Star-studded Finale

25th May 2006

Alabama soul man TAYLOR HICKS was crowned the fifth AMERICAN IDOL in Hollywood last night (24MAY06) after a winning the majority of a staggering 63.4 million votes. The grey-haired singer beat California girl KATHERINE MCPHEE...

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American Jazz Stars Head To India

15th December 2004

GEORGE DUKE, AL JARREAU, EARL KLUGH and RAVI COLTRANE will be heading to India for a special performance to support the fight against AIDS and HIV. The stars will head over to the Asian...

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Hip-hop Acts Join Wall Of Hope Gig

13th August 2004

BOYZ II MEN, B2K's RAZ B and 3LW have all been added to the talent line-up for the WALL OF HOPE - CHINA 2004 pop music benefit. The artists join previously announced performers including...

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Jarreau Works On Despite Surgery

12th June 2003

GRAMMY-winning jazz singer AL JARREAU is heading out on a gruelling tour with YOLANDA ADAMS and NAJEE next month (JUL03) despite his spinal cord problems. The MOONLIGHTING singer has emergency back surgery to relieve...

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