Preview: Al Jarreau with the Columbus Symphony

From the March 7, 2013 edition

“The greatest jazz singer alive,” according to Time Magazine, will take the stage with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra this Saturday.

Al Jarreau’s performance ($25-$65) is part of the CSO’s Pops Series. His innovative vocal jazz style has roots in his childhood, when he was 4 years old and began singing harmonies with his brothers. He later moved to San Francisco to start a career in rehabilitation counseling, which was derailed when he began performing at a jazz club and became a recognizable household face — and voice — when by singing on Johnny Carson and Merv Griffin’s national nighttime television shows.

Several Grammys and a Hollywood Walk of Fame star later, Jarreau now sings with symphony orchestras throughout the U.S. and Europe, performing selections from his extensive cannon (including those from his albums We Got By, All Fly Home and L is for Lover).

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