Born into the church - his father was a minister and his mother was a church pianist - music and spirituality surrounded Al Jarreau. After earning his master's degree, he worked as a rehabilitation counselor by day and jazz singer by night. Eventually the night's won out, and music became his calling card. The hits soon followed with "We're in this Love Together," "Boogie Down," "Morning,"-- the theme from the TV series Moonlighting-- and even a solo spot on "We Are the World." He has gone on to... [see more] be the only artist in history to win Grammy awards in three different categories - Jazz, Pop and R & B. On this episode of InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse, our conversation with 7-time Grammy Award winner, vocalist Al Jarreau.
Asking the right questions - never content with the usual answers, InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse, is a long-format interview series. In each uninterrupted half-hour episode, Emmy Award winner Manouse ("Manor of Speaking") sits down with a single newsmaker or celebrity for an engaging and insightful one-on-one conversation. Disarming his guests with a warm, casual approach, Manouse offers viewers an interesting, often intimate, always revealing encounter with some of today's most captivating notables.