An Evening with Al Jarreau— Seven-time Grammy Award-winning Vocalist in Rare Intimate Concert at the Pantages, Nov. 16
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
“The greatest jazz singer alive.”–Time Magazine
Tickets Go On Sale at 11 a.m., Friday, August 5
Part of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Living Legends Series
MINNEAPOLIS—Al Jarreau, the seven-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist, will perform a special intimate concert at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Pantages Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. Jarreau is the only vocalist to ever win Grammy Awards in pop, jazz and R&B and his career has spanned more than 30 years, including 21 albums. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m., Friday, August 5. This event is part of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s ongoing Living Legends series, featuring appearances by artists of distinction. There will be no opening act. For tickets and information visit www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787.
Al Jarreau, called “one of the world’s greatest natural resources” by the Detroit News, began singing at age four. His breakthrough came in 1977 when Warner Brothers Records released his third album, “Look to the Rainbow,” which earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. The next three years brought the vocalist three more Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocalist and Best Male Pop Vocalist. He continued to top the charts in the 1980s and became a weekly guest in America’s living rooms singing the Grammy-nominated theme song for the ABC TV series “Moonlighting.” In 1996, he accepted a three-month Broadway stint playing the role of Teen Angel in the hit musical “Grease” and also appeared on TV shows including Fox’s “New York Undercover” and NBC’s “Touched by An Angel.” He received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2001 and released “The Very Best of Al Jarreau: An Excellent Adventure,” a 16-song collection of his best-known songs, in 2009.
An Evening with Al Jarreau is set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55403). Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m., Friday, August 5 and range in price from $104, $63.50 and $53.50, depending on seating preference. All prices include applicable facility fees. Additional service charges may apply. Tickets may be purchased in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55402), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, or by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center.
HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST, owner of the historic State, Orpheum, Pantages and New Century Theatres, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development. The Trust’s initiatives include Broadway touring productions, the related Broadway Confidential Series, the SpotLight Musical Theatre Program for high schools, Critical View student reviewer program, Teen Ushers, the Access Program and Kids’ Night. For more information, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org.