Bobby McFerrin will perform Monday, April 9

Photo by Stewart Cohen

An Evening with Bobby McFerrin
with JMU’s Jazz Ensemble

Monday, April 9 @ 8 p.m., Concert Hall

“There is something almost superhuman about the range and technique of Bobby McFerrin.” – Newsweek.

A 10-time Grammy Award winner with a four-octave range, Bobby McFerrin is one of the world’s best-known vocal innovators and improvisers, a renowned classical conductor, the creator of the immensely popular song Don’t Worry Be Happy, and a passionate spokesman for music education. His recordings have sold more than 20 million copies, and his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea, the Vienna Philharmonic and Herbie Hancock have helped to establish him as an ambassador of classical and jazz. “Bobby’s greatest gift to his audience may be changing them from spectators into celebrants and transforming a concert hall into a playground, a village center, a joyous space.” — Los Angeles Times.

Bobby McFerrin continues to explore the musical universe, known and unknown. Drawing on all genres, he demonstrates matchless improvisational skills and never fails to dazzle. “Music for me,” McFerrin says, “is like a spiritual journey down into the depths of my soul. And I like to think we’re all on a journey into our souls. What’s down there? That’s why I do what I do.”

Ticket prices: $38–$50 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted.

Mailing Tickets/Will Call — Tickets that are ordered more than two weeks in advance of a performance will be mailed to the address on file. Ticket orders received less than two weeks prior to a performance will be held for pickup at the Will Call window.

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