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Bobby McFerrin

1950 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Vocal

Genres: Classical Music, Pop, Vocal jazz

One-man orchestra Bobby McFerrin uses his four-octave range and vast array of vocal techniques to remarkably reproduce the trumpet in a jazz standard, the cello in a classical composition and the bubbly melody of a pop song, to name but a few sounds in his eclectic repertoire. But McFerrin is much more than a mimic. His a cappella improvisations re-imagined the most primitive of instruments: the human voice. The multi-talented artist's playful and imaginative approach to music is matched by a serious dedication to his art form, whether working as a vocalist, composer, conductor or educator.

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Bobby McFerrin Monday June 30, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Maison symphonique de Montréal
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