Thinkin’ About Your Body

Bobby McFerrin

Bobby’s Voice

Experience the vibrant rhythms and soulful melodies of Bobby McFerrin in his electrifying music video, “Thinkin’ About Your Body.”

Born on March 11, 1950, in the heart of Manhattan, New York City, Robert “Bobby” McFerrin, Jr. emerges as an iconic American vocalist and conductor, igniting stages worldwide with his unparalleled talent. Renowned for his chart-topping anthem “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” McFerrin boasts a remarkable ten Grammy Awards under his belt, a testament to his musical genius.

From his early days at California State University, Sacramento, McFerrin’s journey has been one of innovation and boundary-pushing artistry. His groundbreaking vocal techniques, seamlessly blending modal and falsetto registers, create a symphony of sound unlike anything heard before. With percussive beats pulsating from his chest and rhythmic melodies dancing on his lips, McFerrin’s performances are a mesmerizing display of musical mastery.

In the realm of collaboration, McFerrin shines alongside instrumental virtuosos like Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Yo-Yo Ma, pushing the boundaries of musical expression with each note. His 1984 solo vocal jazz album, “The Voice,” stands as a testament to his raw talent, recorded without accompaniment or overdubbing, showcasing the pure essence of his vocal prowess.

Beyond the stage, McFerrin’s influence extends to the screen, lending his voice to beloved characters like Santa Bear and composing enchanting melodies for Pixar’s animated shorts. Yet, it was his iconic hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” that catapulted him to global fame, though its widespread use in political campaigns sparked controversy, prompting McFerrin to take a stand for artistic integrity.

Throughout his illustrious career, McFerrin’s passion for music education has remained unwavering, inspiring countless aspiring artists through his mentorship and guest lectures. Collaborating with his son Taylor, he continues to push the boundaries of musical expression, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music.

As he conducts symphony orchestras across the globe, infusing classical masterpieces with his signature improvisational flair, Bobby McFerrin invites audiences to join him on a musical odyssey like no other. With each performance, he reminds us to embrace the joy of music and the beauty of life itself.


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