R.I.P. Al Jarreau
The Milwaukee native’s first album 1975’s We Got By, was critically acclaimed and the beginning of his popularity as a singular voice in the jazz world. Any questions about his mainstream viability were answered when he wrote the theme song to the ’80’s TV show Moonlighting which starred Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd. In the 2000’s he received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and appeared on American Idol. Jarreau’s website has a special message regarding his passing and his family has asked that in lieu of flowers and gifts, donations be made in his name to the Wisconsin Foundation For School Music.