Milwaukee Alderman wants to name street after hometown jazz singer

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee Alderman wants to name a Milwaukee street after one of its native sons, the late jazz singer Al Jarreau.

A statement from Khalif Rainey Friday called Jarreau a major jazz figure whose dedication and love for his hometown never wavered.

Al Jarreau, who died two years ago, was born in Milwaukee, studied at Old Lincoln High School, and enjoyed a long career that included seven Grammy awards, best-selling albums, and worldwide fame.

In 2016 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his support of music programs in Wisconsin -- a ceremony hosted by CBS 58's Mike Strehlow.

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