Wisconsin Foundation for School Music presented its fourth-ever Lifetime Achievement Award in Music to Al Jarreau in Milwaukee, WI on October 8, 2016. Jarreau’s unique vocal style is one of the world’s most precious treasures. His innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy® Awards, scores of international music awards and popular accolades worldwide.
About the Lifetime Achievement Award
Wisconsin’s history is filled with musicians who have helped shape the future of music and music education in Wisconsin, the country and the world. Through the Lifetime Achievement Award, Wisconsin Foundation for School Music honors and celebrates those individuals. This honor ensures their legacy is commemorated in Wisconsin and across the nation. Learn more about our past recipients and our 2016 recipient Al Jarreau!
2011 – Marvin Rabin, Orchestra Conductor and Founder of WYSO
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2007 – Michael Leckrone, UW-Madison Music Professor and Director of Bands
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2004 – Les Paul, Musician and Innovator
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