Wikipedia : This day (February 12, 2017), in Los Angeles, died Alwin ‘Al’ Lopez Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy Award winning American jazz singer.
Official Site : After all, he has been singing since the age of four, harmonizing with his brothers and performing solo at a variety of local events in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
@allmusic : The only vocalist in history to net Grammy awards in three different categories (jazz, pop, and R&B, respectively),
@last.fm : mong other things, he is well-known for his scat singing and the ability to perfectly imitate conventional guitar, bass and percussive instrumentation. He was also a featured vocalist on USA for Africa’s “We are the World” and sang the line, “…and so we all must lend a helping hand.