The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra presents My Audiobiography with Bobby McFerrin. 2012
Lord, I Can't Stay Away (Carlos Henriquez, arr. Chris Crenshaw)
It Ain't Neccessarily So (Ryan Kisor, arr. Ted Nash)
Land of 1000 Dances (Ali Jackson, arr. Vincent Gardner)
Prelude no. 2 (Gershwin) (Vincent Gardner, Arr. Victor Goines)
Yes, Sir, That's My Baby (Walter Blanding Jr., arr. Sherman Irby)
Fix Me, Jesus (Dan Nimmer, Marcus Printup, arr. Marcus Printup)
INTERMISSION (Donna Lee, Wynton Marsalis, Sherman Irby, Arr. Carlos Henriquez)
Scarborough Fair (Ted Nash, arr. Ted Nash)
Selim (Elliot Mason, arr. Ali Jackson)
Scherzo (Beethoven's VII Symphony) (Ryan Kisor, arr. Wynton Marsalis)
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (Marcus Printup, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, arr. Wynton Marsals)
TRUMPETS - Ryan Kisor, Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Rampton, Marcus Printup
TROMBONES - Vincent Gardner, Chris Crenshaw, Elliot Mason
SAXAPHONES - Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Walter Blanding Jr., Victor Goines, Carl Maraghi
RHYTHM - Ali Jackson, Dan Nimmer, Carlos Henriquez
McFerrin was born in Manhattan, New York City, the son of operatic baritone Robert McFerrin and singer Sara Copper. He attended Cathedral High School (Los Angeles) and the California State University, Sacramento.
McFerrin married Debbie Green in 1975. They have three children, Taylor, Jevon, and Madison. Madison sings in the band Cosmodrome, and joined Bobby McFerrin as a vocalist on his 2013 spirityouall tour.
McFerrin's song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" was a No. 1 U.S. pop hit in 1988 and won Song of the Year and Record of the Year honors. McFerrin has also worked in collaboration with instrumental performers, including pianists Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Joe Zawinul, drummer Tony Williams, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
In Germany they call him Stimmwunder (wonder voice); in America Bobby McFerrin is considered the most innovative jazz vocalist to emerge in twenty years. Singing solo and a cappella, he uses his four-octave voice to "play" a variety of instruments—such as the guitar, the trumpet, and the drums. "I like to think of my voice as being my body," he told Micheal Bourne in down beat. "That’s my equipment." A triple Grammy winner, McFerrin recently topped the popular-music charts with his single "Don’t Worry, Be Happy."