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Al Jarreau Net Worth

Alwyn Lopez Jarreau net worth is

$16 Million

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Alwin Lopez Jarreau was born on the 12th March 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, and was a Grammy Award-winning singer and musician, best known for his album entitled “Breakin’ Away” (1981), and for singing the theme song for the television series “Moonlighting” (1985-1989). Jarreau’s career started in 1967, and ended in 2017 when he passed away.

Have you ever wondered how rich Al Jarreau was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jarreau’s net worth was as high as $16 million, earned largely through his successful career as a singer. He recorded more than 15 studio albums, and also made numerous compilation and live albums which improved his wealth.

Al Jarreau Net Worth $16 Million

Al Jarreau was born the fifth of six children; their father who was a Seventh-day Adventist Church minister, a nd motherwas a church pianist. He grew up in Wisconsin and went to Lincoln High School, and then studied at Ripon College, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 1962. After getting his master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation from the University of Iowa in 1964, Jarreau started working at a night club called Gatsby’s, along with acoustic guitarist Julio Martinez.

They spent several years together, earning money thanks to gigs at various clubs, then in 1975, Jarreau released his debut studio album – “We Got By”. In 1977, Al recorded “Look to the Rainbow”, which peaked at No. 49 on Billboard 200, No. 5 on Jazz Albums, and No. 19 on the R&B Albums chart. It also earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, which was repeated with his next album, “All Fly Home” (1978). In 1981, Al received his third Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children – “In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record (1980)” – while a year later, he earned two more Grammy’s for albums entitled “Breakin’ Away” (1981) and song “(Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo à la Turk” (1981). His net worth was certainly well set.

In 1983, Al recorded the album “Jarreau”, which reached No. 13 on Billboard 200, No. 4 on R&B Albums, and topped the Billboard Jazz chart, achieving platinum status in the process. A year after, he released “High Crime”, while in 1992, Jarreau received another Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, for “Heaven and Earth (1992)”. In 2001, Al received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. His final Grammy came in 2007, thanks to a collaboration with George Benson, when they and Jill Scott got the award for “God Bless the Child” (2006) for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Lastly, Jarreau released “My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke” in 2014.

Regarding his personal life, Al Jarreau was married to Phyllis Hall from 1964 to 1968, and then he married Susan Elaine Player in 1977 and stayed with her until his death in 2017; Al had a son with Susan. He had serious cardiac arrhythmias and respiratory problems in 2010 and later was diagnosed with pneumonia in 2012. In February 2017, he was hospitalized in Los Angeles, and only a few days later, he died of respiratory failure on the 12th February 2017.

Full Name Al Jarreau
Net Worth $16 Million
Date Of Birth March 12, 1940
Died February 12, 2017, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Profession Singer
Education Ripon College, Lincoln High School, University of Iowa
Nationality American
Spouse Susan Player (m. 1977–2017), Phyllis Hall (m. 1964–1968)
Children Ryan Jarreau
Parents Pearl Jarreau, Emile Jarreau
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AlJarreauOfficial
Twitter https://twitter.com/aljarreau
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0418886/
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/al-jarreau-mn0000606283
Awards Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album, We’re in Th…
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song – Main Title and Promo, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist, We’re in …
Movies Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration
# Quote
1 Music keeps you young, and because you want to do the music you stay young. They play into each other’s hands. There’s something in the creative process – making music or anything where there was nothing a moment ago, because you expressed yourself. It is a refreshing, invigorating experience I encourage everyone to have. It doesn’t have to be something that we consider an art form. Rearrange your furniture, plant some seeds and watch your work become a flower. That’s the creative experience.
2 [on developing his unique vocal style] I found this guitar player, Julio Martinez, and he and I became a duo. Brazilian rhythms have a backbeat and you could turn R&B-ish in Brazilian music. They cross paths – one has the backbeat and the other has brilliant syncopation. That became my thumbprint and signature.
3 [on an unusual recording experience with a 53 piece orchestra in the Nerherlands] As you can imagine, strings change everything. You have this typical symphony orchestra , and sitting inside there is a rhythm section composed of a jazz piano player, a jazz player, a jazzy guitar player and a drummer!
4 It becomes something else when people join in and get involved in the music. Find something that they can sing with you. I love that kind of communication, and talking to people in the audience and feeling it together. You sing the song differently. That changes the musicians and how they play. I’m inspired by that. Something happens when that occurs.
5 At age twelve I was singing harmonies on the street corner while walking to school in the morning. We were singing doo-wop before there was doo-wop. Singing was part of living and breathing.
6 “I won’t apologize because the instruments on this stage are real and the music is not synthetic.” (At a 2000 concert.)
# Fact
1 Steadily touring all over Europe, Asia and the U.S.; was the literacy spokesperson for Verizon; received yet another Grammy nomination in 2005 for his latest CD, “Accentuate the Positive.” [May 2005]
2 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3 Has won five Grammy Awards and is the only singer on the planet to have won a Grammy in the Pop, Jazz and R&B categories.
4 Has a Masters in Psychology and was a counselor before deciding to try his hand at singing professionally. He started out in small clubs and eventually went on to win a German Grammy.
5 Has one son, Ryan

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
Moonlighting 1985-1989 TV Series singer – 60 episodes


Title Year Status Character
Hollywood in Vienna 2012 2012 TV Special performer: “That Night”, “We’re in this Love Together”
Funny People 2009 performer: “I Will Be Here for You”
Against the Ropes 2004 “All I’ve Got” / performer: “All I’ve Got”
Tavis Smiley 2004 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Fighting Temptations 2003 “Roof Garden”
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue 1998 Video performer: “My Life And My Love” End Title
People: A Musical Celebration 1995 TV Movie performer: “The Body Song”
Designing Women 1992 TV Series 1 episode
Glengarry Glen Ross 1992 performer: “Blue Skies”
Bébé’s Kids 1992 “Oh No!” / performer: “Oh No!”
The Magic Voyage 1992 performer: “Heaven Is” / writer: “Heaven Is”
Dick Tracy 1990 performer: “Rompin’ & Stompin'”
Do the Right Thing 1989 performer: “Never Explain Love”
Moonlighting TV Series lyrics – 7 episodes, 1985 – 1989 performer – 7 episodes, 1985
Out of Africa 1985 performer: “The Music of Goodbye”
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song 1985 TV Movie documentary “We Are the World”, uncredited
City Heat 1984 performer: “I Found a Million Dollar Baby in a Five and Ten Cent Store”
Breakin’ 1984 performer: “Boogie Down”
Hot Dog… The Movie 1984 performer: “I Will Be Here For You”
Better Late Than Never 1983 lyrics: “A TIME TO CARE” / performer: “A TIME TO CARE”
Night Shift 1982 performer: “Girls Know How”


Title Year Status Character
Night of the Proms 2013 TV Series Singer
Lord Help Us 2007 Video Brother Jarreau – Choir Director
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue 1998 Video The Balladeer (voice, uncredited)
Promised Land 1997 TV Series Rev. Gentry Hall
Touched by an Angel 1996-1997 TV Series Rev. Gentry Hall / Al Jarreau
The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour 1982 TV Series


Title Year Status Character
Die Höhle Von Eppendorf – Das Legendäre Onkel Pö 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jazz at the White House 2016 TV Special Himself – Performer
Al Jarreau l’enchanteur 2016 Documentary Himself
LiveXLive Presents Rock in Rio 2015 TV Movie Himself
Nathan East: For the Record 2014 Documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2004-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
The Soul Man 2014 TV Series Himself
Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2013 TV Mini-Series Himself
International Jazz Day: Live in Istanbul 2013 Video Himself
Hollywood in Vienna 2012 2012 TV Special Singer
Unsung 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
I’m Rick James 2009 Documentary Himself
The Spirit of Christmas 2008 TV Movie Himself
Star Academy 2008 TV Series Himself
Christmas Glory: In the Key of Love 2007 TV Special
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin 2007 TV Special Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2006 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Duets 2006 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
American Idol 2006 TV Series Himself – Guest
Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis: Showcase 2006 TV Movie Himself
Wisconsin Born & Bred: The Entertainers 2004 Documentary Himself – Interviewee
Hollywood Squares 2003 TV Series Himself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 2003 TV Series Himself
2003 Trumpet Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Later… With Jools Holland 2000 TV Series Himself
Millionär gesucht! – Die SKL Show 2000 TV Series Himself
A Celebration of America’s Music 1998 TV Special Himself
We Are the World: A 10th Anniversary Tribute 1995 TV Special
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994 TV Series Himself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 1986-1992 TV Series documentary Himself
Schmidteinander 1992 TV Series Himself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself – Choir Member
Jon Hendricks: The Freddie Sessions 1990 Documentary short Himself
Comic Relief IV 1990 TV Special documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1976-1990 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
22nd NAACP Image Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
20th NAACP Image Awards 1988 TV Special Himself – Performer
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1987 TV Series Himself
Showtime at the Apollo 1987 TV Series Himself – Guest Host
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1987 TV Special Himself – Performer
Top of the Pops 1987 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1977-1986 TV Series Himself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
Solid Gold 1985 TV Series Himself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rock in Rio 1985 TV Series Himself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself
Sheena Easton… Act One 1983 TV Movie Himself
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards 1982 TV Special Himself
Fridays 1980-1981 TV Series Himself
SCTV Network 1981 TV Series Himself
Numéro 1 1977-1981 TV Series Himself
Música Para Sempre 1980 Documentary Himself
WWF Club 1980 TV Series Himself (1983)
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1980 TV Series Himself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1976-1980 TV Series Himself
Hollywood’s Diamond Jubilee 1978 TV Special Himself – Performer
The Peter Marshall Variety Show 1976 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Himself – Vocalist
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Jazz Album Album: “My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke”
2001 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on March 6, 2001 at 7083 Hollywood Blvd.
1988 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Moonlighting (1985)
1987 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Moonlighting (1985)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2007 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Song – Children’s/Animated ToddWorld (2004)
1988 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Moonlighting (1985)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics Moonlighting (1985)

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