Al Jarreau headlines MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Saturday
Seven-time Grammy Award winner Al Jarreau headlines MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Saturday, Sept. 17.
“Al has a golden musical touch. And, like Crosby defining the holidays with ‘White Christmas,’ Robeson transforming ‘Ballad For Americans,’ like Sinatra vividly bringing ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ to life, and Nat Cole finding the elusive message of ‘Nature Boy,’ Al doesn’t just sing a song, he inhabits it,” states the event website.
“Add, as well, the almost indefinable element of charisma — the quality that mesmerizes an audience, embracing them within the intimate communicative orbit of a performer. It’s a quality that produces an almost visible glow of sheer energy when Al finds his groove and takes his listeners on an irresistible rhythmic journey,” states the site.
The jazz and R&B artist’s latest album, “My Old Friend,” celebrates the life of his longtime friend George Duke, who passed away in 2013.
“Al Jarreau’s unique vocal style is one of the world’s most precious treasures,” according to the artist’s website.
“With the exception of the fitting title track composed by Jarreau, all the tunes were written by George,” according to Jarreau’s website.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets range from $57.50 to $65.50, plus tax and fees.
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa is located at 55 Highway 50.
— Lake Tahoe Action