He had five brothers and six sisters, some of whom went on to have music careers. His father, Clarence "Legs" Osborne, was a popular trumpeter who sat in with the likes of Lionel Hampton and Duke Ellington and turned down many top band offers during his career to be with his family, he passed away when Jeffrey was only At the age of 15, Jeffrey sat in with the O'Jays when the drummer was unable to perform to their standards, and went on to play with them for two weeks. That was all the inspiration Osborne needed to pursue a musical career. It was at another Providence nightclub that fate brought him together with the band Love Men Ltd.. Osborne was originally brought on as the drummer and eventually became the lead vocalist.
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Join Songkick to track Jeffrey Osborne and get concert alerts when they play near you. Be the first to know when they tour near Fischbach, Germany. View all upcoming concerts 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. Jeffrey joined the group L. While he was out in L. Jeffrey eventually filled in as the lead singer for L. D, although since parting ways in the 80s has gone on to receive 5 gold and platinum albums — the smooth power of his approach cannot be underestimated. The audience was a swaying mass from the start and was as enchanting as watching groups of fish quickly change direction together.
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Jeffrey Osborne began his professional singing career in with a popular funk and soul group called Love Men Ltd. The band moved to Los Angeles in and changed its name to L. Osborne was originally brought on as the drummer and eventually became the lead vocalist. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Jeffrey Osborne was the youngest of 12 children and was surrounded by music as he was growing up. He had five brothers and six sisters, some of whom went on to have music careers. His mother, Wanita, is ancestored by a Pequot Indian sachem. His oldest brother, Clay Osborne, is a singer and pianist, and Billy, another brother, is a songwriter and producer in Los Angeles. But Osborne's father had the greatest influence on his musical career; Clarence "Legs" Osborne turned down many top band offers during his career to be with his family.
Jeffrey Linton Osborne born March 9, is an American Grammy—nominated singer—songwriter, musician and lyricist. Osborne was born in Providence, Rhode Island. Born the youngest of twelve children which consisted of five brothers and six sisters, Osborne's family was musically inclined. Some of Osborne's siblings went on to have music careers, his brother Billy Osborne was his band-mate in L. Osborne's father died in when Osborne was thirteen.