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Despite a health scare last year, jazz vocalist Al Jarreau has recorded a new single and is hitting the road to perform it for his fans.
Jarreau says that his hospitalization in France last summer, which was widely reported as though the singer was deathly ill, was blown out of proportion, although he’s grateful for the outpouring of concern.
“I had a shortness of breath incident,” Jarreau told Billboard.com. “I went in and it led to a real thorough examination … and I found out I had some cells that were misfiring and miscommunicating in my heart and making my heart race and causing a shortness of breath. And there was an easy fix for it, so we did the fix, and there are a few lifestyle changes in place now. I think I might have avoided and averted some other, bigger problems had I not discovered it. But we’re beyond that now, and I’m doing great.”
Since then, Jarreau recorded “Double Face” with pianist Deodato, and you can listen to it here. The track may be included on Jarreau’s CD, “Accentuate the Positive,” due out sometime this year.
Back in the states after a busy season in Europe, which included performing at the Concerta di Natale in Malta on Christmas Eve, Jarreau has several dates lined up for his U.S. fans. Here’s a list:
Thursday, Jan. 13
Belcher Center at LeTourneau University
Saturday, Jan. 15
Sunday, Jan. 16
Friday, Jan. 21
Saturday, Jan. 22
SAN RAMON, CA
Friday, Jan. 28
Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Jan. 29
Campbell Heritage Theater