Council members ask for stamp honoring Al Jarreau

Statement from all members of the Common Council: Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Andrea M. Pratt, Alderman Mark Chambers, Jr., Alderman Jonathan Brostoff, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Lamont Westmoreland, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Larresa Taylor, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Alwin Lopez (Al) Jarreau is one of Milwaukee’s native sons, and we have recently sought to honor his legacy and contributions in various ways, including the renaming of Cawker Park for him at 2929 N. 30th St.

However, we feel the impact Al Jarreau has made in the U.S. warrants further recognition, which is why we have sent a letter (attached) to President Joe Biden asking him to consider featuring Al Jarreau on a United States Postal Service Stamp.

Whether or not Mr. Jarreau is worthy of such an honor is not in question. He was a brilliant and extremely influential artist in the genres of jazz and R&B, and his body of work included 17 albums (including multiple #1 albums), Grammy awards, and much more, both in music and in society. As such, we hope the President and those in the USPS strongly consider cementing Al Jarreau’s likeness into the pantheon of influential artists.

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