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Santa Monica College's Broad Stage kicks off its 2014-15 jazz series with the human instrument extraordinaire, Bobby McFerrin. Since achieving unexpected worldwide fame with his 1988 tune “Don't Worry, Be Happy,” McFerrin has gone on to perform and record with major artists including Chick Corea, Yo-Yo Ma and Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, as well doing numerous recordings for film, television and children. Between 1985 and 1993, McFerrin amassed 10 Grammy Awards. His solo performances often display his unique skill set combined with a high level of audience participation. His latest recording, Spirityouall, offers a selection of spiritual and gospel songs, including original compositions, Bob Dylan's “I Shall Be Released” and traditional hymns such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”

Sat., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/20/14)

LA Weekly