Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Jeffrey Osborne was the youngest of 12 children and was surrounded by music as he was growing up. Fate brought him together with the band Love Men Ltd. and after receiving his mother’s encouragement, Jeffrey left for Los Angeles to play with them. Jeffrey was originally brought on as the drummer and eventually became the lead vocalist. After more than ten years with the band, he decided to pursue a solo career, which produced such Top 40 hits as “Really Don’t Need No Light,” “Don’t You Get So Mad,” “Stay With Me Tonight,” “You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song),” and a duet with Dionne Warwick, “Love Power.”
Jeffrey’s solo career brought him four Grammy nominations, five gold and platinum albums, including his debut self-titled album Jeffrey Osborne, Stay with Me Tonight and Only Human. He scored an international hit with “On the Wings of Love” in 1982. His latest project entitled Worth It All was released in 2018 on Artistry Music. This project was written and produced by Jeffrey, with the exception of one song titled “Work It” which was co-written with his son Jeffrey Osborne Jr. who also performed on the track. This project, inspired by the late great George Duke has taken Osborne back to his deep R&B roots.
Currently Jeffrey Osborne is actively performing and touring around the world. In 2012 Osborne founded The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation and the Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic. The primary mission is to benefit non-profit organizations who support a continued push for music and arts to children and their families, as well as those who provide a safe haven for families in need. In the past six years through his Celebrity Golf Tournament the Jeffrey Osborne Foundation has donated over $750,000 to various charities in Rhode Island.