Bobby McFERRIN

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Bobby McFERRIN

Bobby McFERRIN

But, if there's any aspect of my career that needs attention, it's writing.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:04]
I did the one concert, and I was not bitten by the conducting bug, and I thought I was done, but then the phone started to ring, and gradually, over time, I started conducting more and more. Now a third of my performances are with orchestras.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:09]
I do a lot of performing, but don't get a chance to go to the studio and write good music.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:16]
I grew up in a time when being a musician and learning to be a musician was actually very wonderful.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:34]
I like to use the audience as my color palette, my instrument.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:57]
I played piano as a kid; I still play a little bit.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:05]
I prepared five songs, I sang them, and he hired me. I started working about a month later at the piano bar.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:13]
I want to write a book of poetry, as well as children's stories.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:19]
I'd actually been making my living as an organist with bands since I was probably 15 or 16 years old, and then as a senior in high school I put together a jazz quintet called The Bobby Mack Jazz Quintet.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:25]
If I can bring joy into the world, if I can get people to stop thinking about their pain for a moment, or the fact the tomorrow morning they're going to get up and tell their boss off... then I'll be successful.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:32]
Miles Davis turned his back to the audience when he came out on stage, and he offended people. But, he wasn't there to entertain; he was all about the music. I kind of do that.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:44]
My biggest musical influences are probably my parents.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:51]
My father was a very disciplined singer who worked hard at his craft, and I was around that growing up.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:58]
Part of our responsibility as parents, as adults, is to set examples for children. But we have to like children in order to be really happy fulfilled adults.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:04]
Then I came up with this crazy idea just to walk out on the stage with no band at all and just start singing whatever came to mind. I actually fought the idea for a while because it seemed almost too radical, but it became obvious what I was supposed to be doing.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:32]
Then I left that school and I went to Cerritos College, which was in southern California; they had one of the best big band programs in the country at the time.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:38]
Then when I was in grammar school I played the clarinet, and then, after clarinet I played the flute in college orchestra - besides singing in the college chorus and things like that.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:43]
Well, I started conducting kind of by accident. I wanted to give myself a special birthday present for my fortieth birthday, and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints.More Bobby McFERRIN [07/27/2011 04:07:50]
The true musician is to bring light into people's hearts.More Bobby McFERRIN [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Part of our responsibility as parents, as adults, is to set examples for children. But we have to like children in order to be really happy fulfilled adults.More Bobby McFERRIN [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I can delay that [pain] for a moment and bring a little joy. . . and help them to see things a little differently, then I'll be successful.More Bobby McFERRIN [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I can bring joy into the world, if I can get people to stop thinking about their pain for a moment, or the fact the tomorrow morning they're going to get up and tell their boss off. . . then I'll be successful.More Bobby McFERRIN [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The true musician is to bring light into people's hearts.More Bobby McFERRIN [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like to use the audience as my color palette, my instrument.More Bobby McFERRIN [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's not that I don't love the song. My songs are like my children: some you want around and some you want to send off to college as soon as possible.More Bobby McFERRIN [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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