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Bobby McFerrin

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Birth Name: Robert McFerrin, Jr.
Born: 1950/03/11
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York
Years Active: 1977–present
Genres: Jazz, Reggae

Bobby McFerrin (born Robert Keith McFerrin, Jr. March 11, 1950) is an American vocalist and conductor. He is known for his unique vocal techniques, including giving the illusion of polyphony by singing an accompaniment alongside the melody, making use of percussive effects and making large jumps in pitch; as well as improvising much of his performed music, including melody, chords and sounds in a form of scat singing. He is nearly unique in having performed and recorded regularly as an unaccompanied solo vocal artist. However, he also collaborated frequently with other artists, from both the jazz and classical worlds. McFerrin's first recorded work, the self-titled album “Bobby McFerrin,... Continue Bio >>

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