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McFerrin, Bobby

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Personal name headingMcFerrin, Bobby
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Biography/History noteIndividual was a Grammy Award awardee.
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19500311
Place of birthNew York (N.Y.)
AffiliationSacramento State College New York Philharmonic Chicago Symphony Orchestra Cleveland Orchestra Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra London Philharmonic Orchestra
Profession or occupationSingers Jazz musicians
Found inFreeman, C. Tangents [SR] p1984: container (Bobby McFerrin, vocals)
New Grove dict. of jazz (McFerrin, Bobby; b. Mar. 11, 1950, New York; singer)
African American National Biography, accessed March 03, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (McFerrin, Bobby; jazz musician, jazz singer; born 11 March 1950 in New York, New York, United States; studied composing and arranging at Sacramento State University; performed as a popular singer in San Francisco; joined the Hendricks Family Singers; won a Down Beat citation for the best male vocalist (1985); won a Grammy for his interpretation of Thelonious Monk's title tune for the movie "Round Midnight" (1986) and a Grammy for arranging a version of Dizzy Gillespie's “A Night in Tunisia”; Simple Pleasures (1988), contained his original song, “Don't Worry, Be Happy” which became an immense hit and made him an international superstar; won his tenth Grammy for a jazz album done with the pianist Chick Corea (1992); conducted the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the London Philharmonic; was awarded the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America (2002))
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