Jeffrey Osborne

From12 July 2019to24 November 2019

Jeffrey Osborne

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Jeffrey Osborne (born March 9, 1948) might be best known as the lead singer of R&B/Funk band L.T.D., but his seductive yet darkly mysterious voice made its trail on many solo albums, with a few of them reaching legendary status within the Soul genre.

Osborne was born in Providence, Rhode Island, US to a very large and musical family. He is the youngest of 12 children (a sibling to 6 sisters and 5 brothers). Several of his brothers and sisters also pursued careers as musicians, one of them being his older brother Billy who was his fellow bandmate in L.T.D and is now a L.A. based producer/songwriter. Jeffrey’s oldest brother Clay Osborne is a professional pianist and vocalist.

Though Jeffrey’s father died when he was only 13 years old he inherited his strong skill and passion for music from him. Clarence “Legs” Osbourne was a jazz trumpet player whose past collaborators include Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton. Jeffrey’s father often sacrificed many important stints as a musician to be with his family and always encouraged his children’s aspirations.

Jeffrey joined the group L.T.D. as the drummer and moved out to Los Angeles with them when he was in his early teens. While he was out in L.A. he also sat in as the drummer for the O’Jays when the band’s official drummer did not feel up to playing.

Jeffrey eventually filled in as the lead singer for L.T.D. and led the group to success with a string of hit R&B albums throughout the 70s and early 80s. Two of the band’s albums, 1977s “Something to Love” and 1979s “Devotion” were certified Gold and reached No.1 and No.5 on the US R&B charts consecutively. Their 1978 album “Togetherness” went Platinum and debuted at No.3 on the US R&B charts.

Osborne put out his self-titled debut album in 1982 and scored two top 40 hits on the pop charts with “On Wings of Love” and “I Really Don’t Need No Light”. His next release “Stay with Me Tonight” proved to be an even bigger success reaching Gold status and going on to claim Platinum certification. This album was well-received both in the US and the UK, with it’s single “Stay with Me Tonight” climbing to No. 18 on the UK charts.

In 1985 Osborne co-wrote the Whitney Houston single “All at Once”, which appeared on her monumental self-titled debut. That same year he contributed to the USA for Africa campaign, collaborating on the song “We Are the World”.

Throughout Osborne’s career he has recorded a total of 5 albums that went either Gold or Platinum. In 1990 he signed on with record label Artista and released the album “Only Human”. In 1997 Osborne released his Christmas album “Something Warm for Christmas” and two years later issued a greatest hits compilation entitled “Ultimate Collection”. During the 2000s Osborne entered into contracts with several independent labels and released albums such as 2000’s “That’s for Sure”, 2003’s “Music is Life”, 2005’s “From the Soul”, and 2013’s “A Time To Love”.

Friday 12 July 2019
Jeffrey Osborne
Birchmere, Alexandria, VA, US

Saturday 13 July 2019
Jeffrey Osborne
Birchmere, Alexandria, VA, US

Saturday 17 August 2019
Jeffrey Osborne
with Jody Watley
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mableton, GA, US

Saturday 24 August 2019
Jeffrey Osborne
J. Anthony Brown Summer Groove Fest 2019
Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC, US

Thursday 12 September 2019
Jeffrey Osborne
with Gladys Knight
Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN, US

Friday 13 September 2019
Jeffrey Osborne
Sound Board, MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit, MI, US

Friday 20 September 2019
Jeffrey Osborne
with Peabo Bryson
Orleans Showroom, Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, US

Friday 27 September 2019
Jeffrey Osborne
with Peabo Bryson
Arena Theatre, Houston, TX, US

Sunday 24 November 2019
Jeffrey Osborne
with Peabo Bryson
Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas, TX, US

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