TV One’s music documentary series Unsung is shining a spotlight on trailblazing jazz singer Al Jarreau.
In an episode set to air Sunday, April 12, the series will explore how the late performer launched his music career and revolutionized jazz.
Jarreau won a legion of fans in the 1970s with early classics like “We Got By” and “Take Five.” While he was popular in jazz circles, his 1981 single “We’re in This Love Together” became a platinum seller and gave him mainstream success.
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The song landed on both the pop and R&B charts, and Jarreau became the first singer to win Grammy Awards for jazz, R&B and pop. Among his other achievements, he sang the theme song for the hit 1980s TV series Moonlighting starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis, and he was one of the famous voices on the charity single “We Are the World.” Jarreau passed away at age 76 in 2017.
Unsung will reflect on the Wisconsin native’s life through interviews with his friends, family members and former collaborators. The episode airs Sunday, April 12 at 10p.m. ET/9C