Bobby McFerrin Similar Artists

Richard Bona - 36% match to Bobby McFerrin

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 October 1967, Minta, East Cameroon. Raised in a music-filled home where his mother and grandfather were singers and the latter was also a percussionist, Bona took an early interest in playing music. At the age of three he showed an aptitude for the balafon, even making his own instrument. He also sang and by the age of five was performing in public with his family in the Read more

Kurt Elling - 16% match to Bobby McFerrin

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2 November 1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA. While still in school, Elling began singing as a chorister but at college took a serious interest in jazz. He developed a wide-ranging repertoire including ballads, standards and original material. During his formative years he also established a commanding stage presence and attracted the attention of Blue Note Records. Signed to thi Read more

Al Jarreau - 12% match to Bobby McFerrin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alwyn Lopez Jarreau, 12 March 1940, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Singing a highly sophisticated form of vocalese, Jarreau’s style displays many influences. Some of these come from within the world of jazz, notably the work of Jon Hendricks, while others are external. He customarily uses vocal sounds that include the clicks of African song and the plosives common in orient Read more

Take 6 - 12% match to Bobby McFerrin

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Initially a quartet known as the Sounds Of Distinction then the Alliance, this a cappella gospel group of breathtaking ability first formed at Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama, USA, in 1980. The group evolved into a six-piece comprising Alvin Chea (2 November 1967), Cedric Dent (b. 24 September 1962), David Thomas (b. 28 October 1966), Mervyn Warren, Mark Kibble (b. 7 Ap Read more

Chick Corea - 11% match to Bobby McFerrin

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Armando Anthony Corea, 12 June 1941, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA. After a very musical home environment, pianist Corea’s first notable professional engagements were in the Latin bands of Mongo Santamaría and Willie Bobo (1962-63), playing a style of music that continues to influence him today. Joining Blue Mitchell’s band in 1964, he spent two years with the Read more


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