...presented me with the Certificate of Recognition for bridging the cultures of Slovakia and the U.S. through my achievements and contribution in the performing arts. Women from 21 different countries were honored by their Consulates on International Women's Day. Pictured with the Slovak Consul General Ladislava Begec, and my husband Rubén Blades.
March 20, 1940 - Feb. 12, 2017
What a great spirit he had in our recording session of "Moondance" just merely a year ago!
And here's a tidbit...when I asked his assistant what to send Al as a thank you gesture, his assistant replied, "Al LOVES SALAMI!" So I went to Zabar's in NYC and bought the best salami they had and mailed it to Al. He was flabbergasted that I knew he loved this product!
I said it once and I'll say it again, Al Jarreau is an institution! I was very fortunate to work with him and when watching him work, it was like being in a master class.
He was such a gift to me.
May he rest in peace with that beautiful, infectious smile he always wore.
He will be greatly missed...