UNESCO pays tribute to Al Jarreau

15 February 2017


Alwin Lopez Jarreau, better known by his stage name Al Jarreau, died on 12 February 2017
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The great Jazzman Al Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) has been a key partner and advocate of UNESCO’s initiative to declare 30 April as International Jazz Day, raising awareness on the power of jazz as an educational tool, as a force for dialogue and mutual understanding. UNESCO misses a close ally for music, and the world has lost a immense artist..


Al Jarreau's performance on the occasion of International Jazz Day 2016


Al Jarreau performing with Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Annie Lenox on International Jazz Day 2015