Al Jarreau Net Worth

Al Jarreau Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Alwyn Lopez Jarreau net worth is
$16 Million

Alwyn Lopez Jarreau Wiki Biography

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 NameAl Jarreau
Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 12, 1940
DiedFebruary 12, 2017, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
EducationRipon College, Lincoln High School, University of Iowa
SpouseSusan Player (m. 1977–2017), Phyllis Hall (m. 1964–1968)
ChildrenRyan Jarreau
ParentsPearl Jarreau, Emile Jarreau
AwardsGrammy 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...
NominationsGrammy 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 ...
MoviesMichael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration
1Music 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!
4It 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.
5At 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.)
1Steadily 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]
2He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Has 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.
4Has 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.
5Has one son, Ryan

Music Department

Moonlighting1985-1989TV Series singer - 60 episodes


Hollywood in Vienna 20122012TV Special performer: "That Night", "We're in this Love Together"
Funny People2009performer: "I Will Be Here for You"
Against the Ropes2004"All I've Got" / performer: "All I've Got"
Tavis Smiley2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Fighting Temptations2003"Roof Garden"
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue1998Video performer: "My Life And My Love" End Title
People: A Musical Celebration1995TV Movie performer: "The Body Song"
Designing Women1992TV Series 1 episode
Glengarry Glen Ross1992performer: "Blue Skies"
Bébé's Kids1992"Oh No!" / performer: "Oh No!"
The Magic Voyage1992performer: "Heaven Is" / writer: "Heaven Is"
Dick Tracy1990performer: "Rompin' & Stompin'"
Do the Right Thing1989performer: "Never Explain Love"
MoonlightingTV Series lyrics - 7 episodes, 1985 - 1989 performer - 7 episodes, 1985
Out of Africa1985performer: "The Music of Goodbye"
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary "We Are the World", uncredited
City Heat1984performer: "I Found a Million Dollar Baby in a Five and Ten Cent Store"
Breakin'1984performer: "Boogie Down"
Hot Dog... The Movie1984performer: "I Will Be Here For You"
Better Late Than Never1983lyrics: "A TIME TO CARE" / performer: "A TIME TO CARE"
Night Shift1982performer: "Girls Know How"


Night of the Proms2013TV SeriesSinger
Lord Help Us2007VideoBrother Jarreau - Choir Director
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue1998VideoThe Balladeer (voice, uncredited)
Promised Land1997TV SeriesRev. Gentry Hall
Touched by an Angel1996-1997TV SeriesRev. Gentry Hall / Al Jarreau
The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour1982TV Series


Die Höhle Von Eppendorf - Das Legendäre Onkel Pö2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jazz at the White House2016TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Al Jarreau l'enchanteur2016DocumentaryHimself
LiveXLive Presents Rock in Rio2015TV MovieHimself
Nathan East: For the Record2014DocumentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2004-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Soul Man2014TV SeriesHimself
Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
International Jazz Day: Live in Istanbul2013VideoHimself
Hollywood in Vienna 20122012TV SpecialSinger
Unsung2012TV Series documentaryHimself
I'm Rick James2009DocumentaryHimself
The Spirit of Christmas2008TV MovieHimself
Star Academy2008TV SeriesHimself
Christmas Glory: In the Key of Love2007TV Special
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin2007TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Duets2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
American Idol2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis: Showcase2006TV MovieHimself
Wisconsin Born & Bred: The Entertainers2004DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHimself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2003TV SeriesHimself
2003 Trumpet Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2000TV SeriesHimself
Millionär gesucht! - Die SKL Show2000TV SeriesHimself
A Celebration of America's Music1998TV SpecialHimself
We Are the World: A 10th Anniversary Tribute1995TV Special
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHimself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1986-1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Schmidteinander1992TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Choir Member
Jon Hendricks: The Freddie Sessions1990Documentary shortHimself
Comic Relief IV1990TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1976-1990TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
22nd NAACP Image Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
20th NAACP Image Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987TV SeriesHimself
Showtime at the Apollo1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Top of the Pops1987TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1977-1986TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Solid Gold1985TV SeriesHimself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock in Rio1985TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
Sheena Easton... Act One1983TV MovieHimself
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
Fridays1980-1981TV SeriesHimself
SCTV Network1981TV SeriesHimself
Numéro 11977-1981TV SeriesHimself
Música Para Sempre1980DocumentaryHimself
WWF Club1980TV SeriesHimself (1983)
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1980TV SeriesHimself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1976-1980TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee1978TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Peter Marshall Variety Show1976TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Jazz AlbumAlbum: "My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke"
2001Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on March 6, 2001 at 7083 Hollywood Blvd.
1988BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsMoonlighting (1985)
1987BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsMoonlighting (1985)

Nominated Awards

2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original Song - Children's/AnimatedToddWorld (2004)
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionMoonlighting (1985)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music and LyricsMoonlighting (1985)

Known for movies

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