Feb. 12, 2020

Remembering My Friend Al Jarreau February 12, 2017

During my years at Morgan State College/University, Mr. Al Jarreau was a fixture on my college campus. Al Jarreau graced and visited many HBCU campuses across the country. The Jarreau albums seemingly were created for conscious college students. His voice was his musical instrument and that voice was simply magical.

That’s why Al Jarreau’s musical style encouraged thought and conscious enlightenment. His voice was indeed the perfect instrument to partner with any instrument of sound. I was lucky enough to meet him on a couple of occasions during his visits to Morgan State. We as students were mesmerized with his complex talent, the range of voice, his simply incredible talents.

That's why students could see him every year because he bought something new to each of his performances. Today, Mr. Jarreau passed on to glory and now his voice has been shared with those from all the ages. I can only thank GOD that I was allowed to be in his presence of his genius for just a little while. Continue to Rest In Peace sir my written tribute to my older brother and friend. You see once you met Al Jarreau, you instantly became his lifelong friend.


13.02.2020 06:59

Brenda Muhammad

I, too, loved me some Al Jarreau!!! Truly a phenom and incredibly uniq!!! Just learned (and saddened by) of his passing and, of course, would like to convey my condolences to his family and friends!!