1. Al Jarreau Salutes George Duke on New Star-Packed Album

    August 05, 2014 1:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 The late musician’s influential legacy is saluted on 'My Old Friend,' featuring guests Lalah Hathaway, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Albright and more. It’s a year to the day (Aug. 5) since the untimely death of revered Grammy-winning keyboardist, ...

  2. George Duke To Be Honored At Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 18, 2014 1:56 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer Al Jarreau and bassist Stanley Clarke will celebrate the legacy of their friend and musical partner George Duke on the opening day of the 36th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which ...

  3. 2013 Grammy Awards: Indies Continue to Make A Major Impact

    December 21, 2012 11:03 AM EST If Mumford & Sons' sophomore album, Babel (Glassnote Records), takes home the Grammy for album of the year on Feb. 10, it will mark the fifth year in a row an indie act has won the top prize, if you count indies by ownership. The run bega ...

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  5. Five Decades Of Grammy Hits

    June 06, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 Even by the exalted standards he shares with other high-achieving record makers, Al Schmitt has a stunningly diverse discography. In a career spanning five decades, Schmitt has worked with such icons as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Henry Mancini, Sam C ...

  6. Channeling Charted TV Themes

    September 21, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 McKinley High School's most musical students began their sophomore year Tuesday (Sept. 21), as Fox's "Glee" began its second season (and drew grade-A ratings ). The "Glee" troupe performed versions of Jay-Z and Alicia K ...

  7. Al Jarreau Discharged From Hospital

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.S. jazz singer Al Jarreau was discharged from hospital in the French city of Marseille on Sunday after being treated for heart palpitations, and plans to resume his tour in Germany on Tuesday, officials said. Jarreau, 70, collapsed during a conc ...

  8. Al Jarreau Getting Better, Hopes to Resume Touring Soon

    July 26, 2010 2:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hospital authorities say Grammy-winning singer Al Jarreau will stay hospitalized in the French city of Marseille for three or four more days. The Marseille Hospital Authority said Sunday that Jarreau is getting better and in good spirits but will st ...

  9. Al Jarreau Stable, Changes Hospitals in France

    July 24, 2010 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 A helicopter ferried Grammy-award winning singer Al Jarreau from a hospital in the Alps to one in the French port of Marseille after he suffered breathing problems in the mountains that forced him to cancel several concerts, hospital authorities sai ...

  10. Al Jarreau in Critical Condition in France

    July 23, 2010 8:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-award winning singer Al Jarreau was in intensive care in a French hospital Friday after suffering breathing problems in the Alps, forcing him to cancel four concerts. Jarreau's manager, Joe Gordon, said the 70-year-old singer "is aw ...

  11. Al Jarreau In Critical Condition In France

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.S. jazz singer Al Jarreau was in a critical condition in hospital in France on Friday (July 23) after collapsing on stage the previous evening, hospital sources said. The 70-year-old singer collapsed during a concert in Barcelonnette in the sout ...

  12. The Power Of Kristine W

    March 02, 2010 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 This week, Kristine W scores her 15th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "The Power of Music" ascends 2-1. In the list's history, which dates to 1974, the performer is now tied with Mariah Carey for third-most t ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Energizer-Bunny Albums

    February 12, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. HANGIN' TOUGH Hi Gary, I ...

  14. Al Jarreau Taps Roots' '?uestlove' For New Song

    August 27, 2009 8:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Al Jarreau , the jazz singer with a silky voice who is one of the only artists to have captured Grammy Awards in three different categories -- pop, jazz and R&B -- is branching out once again. For his latest recording, the singer has ventured in ...

  15. March 12, 2009

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Matchbook Romance announces it is taking an indefinite hiatus after 10 years. 2007 – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., the Ronettes and Van Halen are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Vince Gill ...

  16. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts, including Larry Graham, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Richard Pryor, Dionne Warwick, Parliament Fu 2006 - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped War ...

  17. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music ...

  18. R&B Briefs: Patti LaBelle, Al Jarreau

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Patti LaBelle will be presented with the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF) Award of Excellence during the organization's upcoming 30th anniversary celebration. Presented by Target, the UNCF's annual "An Evening of Stars" ...

  19. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pearl Jam sticks around after taping a song for CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman to play a 10-song set inside New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre exclusively for members of its fan club. 2006 - Pearl Jam sticks around after ...

  20. Hancock, Jarreau Top Playboy Jazz Fest Lineup

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Grammy winner Herbie Hancock is among the headliners slated for the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival. Grammy winner Herbie Hancock is among the headliners slated for the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival. The bill, which includes Al Jarreau, Tower of Power, Keb& ...

  21. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran roc ...

  22. Jarreau Tackling Holiday Favorites On Next Album

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Al Jarreau will have more than just love songs to offer to his fans this year. Al Jarreau will have more than just love songs to offer to his fans this year. The multi-faceted singer, who recently released a "Love Songs" collection timed f ...

  23. The Billboard Q&A: Paul McCartney

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As far as Sir Paul McCartney is concerned, words like "take it easy" are reserved for the Eagles. As far as Sir Paul McCartney is concerned, words like "take it easy" are reserved for the Eagles. During the past three years alone ...

  24. The Billboard Q&A: Paul McCartney

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As far as Sir Paul McCartney is concerned, words like "take it easy" are reserved for the Eagles. As far as Sir Paul McCartney is concerned, words like "take it easy" are reserved for the Eagles. During the past three years alone ...

  25. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts, including Larry Graham, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Richard Pryor, Dionne Warwick, Parliament Fu 2006 - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped War ...

  26. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music ...

  27. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pearl Jam sticks around after taping a song for CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman to play a 10-song set inside New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre exclusively for members of its fan club. 2006 - Pearl Jam sticks around after ...

  28. Billboard Bits: Atlanta Jazz Fest, Kristofferson, Apple Corps

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Bad Plus, Herbie Hancock Quintet, Ken Ford and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra are among the slew of artists slated to perform at the 30th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival over Memorial Day weekend. The Bad Plus, Herbie Hancock Quintet, Ken Ford and the ...

  29. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran roc ...

  30. Jerkins-Helmed 'We Are Family' Hitting Stores

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally expected last fall, the Rodney Jerkins-helmed all-star cover of Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" will be released Feb. 27 on the CD/DVD "We Are Family 2007." Originally expected last fall, the Rodney Jerkins-helmed ...

  31. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,&quo ...

  32. Hidden Beach Rounds Up Jill Scott's 'Collaborations'

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scott's best known duets have been compiled for the album "Collaborations," due Jan. 30 via Hidden Beach. The set features tracks with Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Will S Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scot ...

  33. Chart Beat

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred tackles news on "Hannah Montana," Justin Timberlake, "American Idol" and more! THE STATE OF 'MONTANA': "Hannah Montana" isn't the first fictional character to appear on a Billboard chart, but the tee ...

  34. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 My Chemical Romance adopts an alter-ego and over-the-top, theatrical rock for its new album, John Legend serves up a soulful classic on his sophomore set and Paul Stanley gets back to his solo career A collaborative album from country legends George ...

  35. 42OnTV

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 16-23, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Miley Cyrus (also scheduled: Brian Wansink, Ann Pleshette Murphy. "The Martha Stewart Show," Syndicated Featured Arti ...

  36. Benson, Jarreau Draft Stars For 'Givin' It Up'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jazz veterans George Benson and Al Jarreau are joined by some big names on their first collaborative album, "Givin' It Up." Jazz veterans George Benson and Al Jarreau are joined by some big names on their first collaborative album, &q ...

  37. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>MTV switches off its channel feed to 500,000 homes in Amsterdam after network provider A2000 demands that MTV share its previously separate channel with two other operators and pay for d 2000 - Following a successful one-da ...

  38. Hicks Crowned Fifth Season "American Idol"

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a yelp of "Soul Patrol!" silver-haired Southerner Taylor Hicks was crowned the fifth season winner of "American Idol" tonight (May 24). Competing with 22-year-old Katharine McPhee for the fifth c With a yelp of "Soul Pa ...

  39. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1992 - </b>Musician Dudu Mntowaziwayo Ndlovu (Dudu Zulu) dies of a gunshot wound in Zululand, South Africa, at age 33. The percussionist, dancer and vocalist was a principal band member of Johnny C 2004 - Producer and label operator C ...

  40. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Despite a slight mix up in introduction, Elton John is honored to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Even though he is announced as "Sir John Elton," the singer maintains "They 2003 - Veteran rock ba ...

  41. Krall Croons Christmas Carols On New CD

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Diana Krall will deliver the sounds of the season with "Christmas Songs, Featuring the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra," due Nov. 1 from Verve Records. Diana Krall will deliver the sounds of the season with "Christmas Songs, Featuring ...

  42. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>MTV switches off its channel feed to 500,000 homes in Amsterdam after network provider A2000 demands that MTV share its previously separate channel with two other operators and pay for d 2000 - Following a successful one-da ...

  43. Kem's Back In A Major Way

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The tag line for Kem's upcoming 20-city concert tour is "Find Your Way." In the last two years, the Detroit-based artist has done just that. Once homeless, Kem (last name Owens) later sup ...

  44. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, one of the great architects of reggae music, dies of a heart attack at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He is 72. A jazz fan, Dodd ori 2004 - Producer and label ...

  45. Billboard Bits: Wilson, DeGraw, Steel Pulse

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Cassandra Wilson, DeGraw, Steel Pulse Cassandra Wilson, the singer largely responsible for leading vocal jazz into the future, is in Los Angeles recording her sixth album for Blue Note with T-Bone Burnett producing. Wilson is writing new mat ...

  46. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say Yo 2003 - ...

  47. Jazz Notes

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Al Jarreau reunites with producer Tommy LiPuma for what Verve calls the singer's first jazz set in 27 years. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Al Jarreau reunites with producer Tommy LiPuma for what Verve calls the singer's first jazz se ...

  48. Jarreau Says Return To Jazz Is Really A First

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Al Jarreau is a master of pop, R&B and jazz singing. He grooves in the funky zone, romances with artful fluidity and scats with syncopated glee. He's as much influenced by such players as piani ...

  49. HOT PRODUCT

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new releases from Al Jarreau, Elvis Costello, the Velvet Underground and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Elvis Costello , Al Jarreau ...

  50. Hot Product

    August 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Al Jarreau Positive Vibrations Veteran jazz vocalist Al Jarreau reteams with producer Tommy LiPuma for their first studio album in 27 years on "Accentuate the Positive," due this week via Verve. Songs earmarked for the album include the Ho ...

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