We had the pleasure of welcoming the incomparable Al Jarreau to The WAVE studios this week before he takes the stage at his anticipated show with the George Duke Trio at The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach’s Summer Concert Series on Friday.
Pat Prescott sat down with the seven-time Grammy winning jazz singer to discuss his life-long friendship with George Duke, his start playing in clubs around Los Angeles, his new album and his incredible career longevity.
Al and George take the stage this Friday, Aug. 10 at the Hyatt, which is a show you don’t want to miss. For tickets and info, visit hyattconcerts.com. Take a listen to our multi-series interview with Al below, and click here to see pictures of him in studio!
Al talks about his forever friendship with George Duke and playing together in the ’60s during a time when rock and roll was at its height.
“There weren’t many people headed in the direction we were in,” Al said about first starting out in jazz. “For us youngsters starting out in that direction and finding enough of an audience to be ‘you know maybe there is something here for me.'”