Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall
Naumburg Bandshell, nearest entrance at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue

For decades Bobby McFerrin has broken all the rules. The 10-time Grammy winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world's finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. His latest album, spirityouall, is a bluesy, feel-good recording, an unexpected move from the music-industry rebel who singlehandedly redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit "Don’t Worry, Be Happy," his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea and the Vienna Philharmonic, his improvising choir Voicestra, and his legendary solo vocal performances. The spirityouall project embraces Bobby McFerrin's folk, rock, and blues influences without abandoning his fearless improvisational approach or his never-ending exploration of the human voice. He moves seamlessly between lyrics and wordless lines, trading phrases with his band, inviting the audience to sing along. Bobby loves to sing this music, and it shows: spirityouall raises the roof with joyful grooves.

 

Bobby McFerrin, Vocals

 

Gil Goldstein: Piano, Electric Piano, Accordion, Arranger

 

David Mansfield, Violin, Mandolin, National Resonator Guitar, and Lap Steel

 

Armand Hirsch, Acoustic and Electric Guitar

 

Jeff Carney, Acoustic Bass

 

Louis Cato, Drums, Guitar, Bass Ukelele, Vocals

 

with special guest: Madison McFerrin, Vocals

 

For more information, visit the SummerStage website.

Date:
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM