Bobby McFerrin News

Laurie Antonioli Covers Joni Mitchell on New Origin CD 'Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Vocalist Laurie Antonioli delivers the most personal and soul-baring statement of her esteemed career with the release, on August 19, of 'Songs of Shadow, of Light: The Music of Joni Mitchell.' (more...)

The Manhattan Transfer Comes to Picnic with the Pops, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Over 25 years and 30 albums, eight-time Grammy Award-winning vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer continues to delight audiences worldwide. Best known for their live performances and stellar jazz singing, these harmonizing legends perform such hits as 'Tuxedo Junction,' 'Route 66,' 'Spice of Life,' 'Java Jive,' and many more. (more...)

Broward Stage Door Theatre to Present ON THE RADIO: SOUNDS OF THE 70s, 6/6-7/27
by Carol Kassie - Jun 03, 2014

When award-winning vocalist Mimi J. sought to develop a one-woman show about the women of soul who influenced her, she immediately turned to her good friend, Carbonell-nominated director/choreographer Kevin Black. They tossed around a number of ideas, but they kept coming back to the music of the 70s - music they both love. Together they came up with the concept, the title, and the song choices for On the Radio: Sounds of the 70s. (more...)

Rory O'Malley, Bridget Barkan, John Cameron Mitchell, Echoes of Etta and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup now through June 8. Details below! (more...)

Bill Kirchen, NYU Tisch Studio on Broadway, Rory O'Malley, Brown Girls Burlesque and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming shows, today, May 21 through June 1, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Bill Kirchen, NYU Tisch Studio on Broadway, Rory O'Malley, Brown Girls Burlesque and More Set for Joe's Pub, 5/21-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming shows, May 21 through June 1, 2014. Details below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oakland Youth Chorus Dazzles at their Broadway on Broadway Performance
by Linda Hodges - May 17, 2014

It was a night to remember as the Oakland Youth Chorus (OYC) took to the risers and promptly raised the roof on the 1st Presbyterian Church on Broadway in Oakland, belting out some amazing Broadway tunes and putting on an all-around great show for the sold-out crowd. This was not just a concert for doting parents and dewy-eyed devotees. These kids can sing! The performances from the many choral groups that comprise OYC were impressive and fun and definitely high-energy entertainment. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Bill Irwin, Kirsten Wyatt & John Bolton to Star in San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT; Performances Begin 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opens San Francisco Opera's Summer Season on June 1 with nine subsequent performances through July 2, 2014. A watershed of American musical theater, Show Boat receives its Company premiere in director Francesca Zambello's new grand-scale "beautifully sung, smartly staged and handsomely designed (Chicago Tribune)" production. A beloved story of life on the Mississippi in the 1880s, Show Boat is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of America's bitter legacy of racism. The score is filled with unforgettable songs such as "Ol' Man River" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," and the dazzling production features large, colorful sets, sumptuous costumes and exhilarating dance numbers. Of recent performances at Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Chronicle wrote "[This is] a towering work. . . there's a magnificence in its music, its narrative sweep, its deep awareness of something bigger than ourselves." (more...)

Pam Ann, Allison Moorer & More Among Joe's Pub's Leading Ladies for May-June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public is known for the most eclectic and diverse programming in New York City. Coming up at the Pub is a slate of extraordinary women performers and artists that span the gambit of genre and style - from the irreverent and explosive alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett to the visionary jazz vocalist and composer Kavita Shah to the prolific and singular singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. See below for a full list of their leading ladies through June 2014. (more...)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bobby McFerrin & More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Music Season
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has announced its 2014-15 music series. This year's lineup includes 60th Anniversary Season opener Bobby McFerrin, a holiday concert by Sweet Honey in the Rock, South Africa's Lady Smith Black Mambazo, a tribute to Woody Guthrie by the Klezmatics, a cappella superstars Take 6, and Eddie Palmieri performing with his Latin Jazz Septet. These musical events reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated. The season also features children's concerts by Black Violin and Nick Jr. favorites Hot Peas 'N Butter. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Announces 60th Anniversary 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014


Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Lou Donaldson with Dr. Lonnie Smith and More Join 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival Lineup, 6/1-30
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Blue Note Entertainment Group has announced lineup additions for the 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival, scheduled to take place Sunday, June 1 through Monday, June 30, with over 150 performances at more than 15 venues throughout New York City. (more...)

Bobby McFerrin Brings SPIRITYOUALL Tour to Bass Concert Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Texas Performing Arts presents ten-time GRAMMY Award-winner Bobby McFerrin in his 'spirityouall' tour at Bass Concert Hall tonight, April 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Austin (more...)

YO-YO MA to Join the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra in a Grand Gala Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

World-renowned cellist YO-YO MA will join Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF and the RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA in a grand gala concert to launch the Philharmonic's 70th anniversary season. Mr. Ma will play Elgar's Cello Concerto with the orchestra. The orchestra will also perform Stravinsky's Firebird Suiteand Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict Overture. The concert takes place Sunday June 1 at 7:00pm at The Vets in Providence, presented by Nortek and sponsored by Taco/The White Family Foundation, the Carter Family Charitable Trust, AmicaInsurance, Capital Properties and Roger Williams University. Media sponsors are the Providence Journal, NBC 10, News Talk 630 and 99.7FM WPRO, Lite Rock 105, and Full Channel. Ticket reservations are available by phone at 401.248.7000 and in person at the RIPO box office, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence, Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm. (more...)

Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Punch Brothers & More Set for St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Park City Institute celebrates its 11th summer of presenting the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series at Deer Valley Resort with ten, powerhouse concerts: The Bacon Brothers (June 28), Punch Brothers (July 6), Dierks Bentley (July 24), Kix Brooks (July 31), Muscle Shoals Live and Lisa Fischer (August 3), Five For Fighting (August 16), Trampled by Turtles (August 19), Nashville Cafe (August 23), Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers (August 30) and a TBA show. All concerts are slated to be held rain or shine at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale to PCPAF members on Wednesday, April 9 and are available for purchase by the general public on Wednesday, April 16. (more...)

Bobby McFerrin to Bring SPIRITYOUALL Tour to Bass Concert Hall, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Texas Performing Arts presents ten-time GRAMMY Award-winner Bobby McFerrin in his 'spirityouall' tour at Bass Concert Hall on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. (more...)

St. James Studio to Present a Series of Jazz Concerts This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

The St. James Studio is delighted to host four talented and creative female jazz stylists over four Saturdays in May and June 2014, presented by JBGB Events. Between them they will treat audiences to a wealth of musical styles such as jazz and tango with a Parisian twist; smooth and sophisticated jazz, folk and blues; Brazilian bossa nova and swinging, finger clicking jazz. (more...)

MONTY ALEXANDER Announces U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

On April 8, just two months before the New York-based artist Monty Alexander celebrates his 70th birthday, Motéma Music will release Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls On (more...)

Portland Ovations to Welcome Bobby McFerrin to Merrill Auditorium, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Portland Ovations brings the matchless vocal improviser with a breathtaking range and Ten-time Grammy Award-winner Bobby McFerrin to Merrill Auditorium for a Sunday evening concert on April 13th at 7 pm. Bobby McFerrin was exposed to a multitude of musical genres during his youth - classical, R&B, jazz, pop and world music - and has absorbed them all to create his own unparalleled sound. Whether it is a rendition of the Bach prelude Ave Maria, his incomparable interpretations of Beatles songs, collaborations with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, or conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, McFerrin awes audiences. (more...)

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