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us: McFerrin, Bobby

  • [Individual was a Grammy Award awardee.]
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        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Sacramento State College
        • Organization: (naf) New York Philharmonic
        • Organization: (naf) Chicago Symphony Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Cleveland Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) London Philharmonic Orchestra
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        (lcsh) Singers
          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
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        • found: Freeman, C. Tangents [SR] p1984: container (Bobby McFerrin, vocals)
        • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (McFerrin, Bobby; b. Mar. 11, 1950, New York; singer)
        • found: 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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        • [Individual was a Grammy Award awardee.]
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        • 1985-05-02: new
        • 2015-05-05: revised
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