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Bobby McFerrin, vocals, Chick Corea, piano

Saturday, February 8, 2014
8:00PM
Dekelboum Concert Hall

Vocalist Bobby McFerrin and pianist Chick CoreaMore than 20 years after their first collaboration, pianist Chick Corea and vocalist Bobby McFerrin revisit their legendary chemistry in a concert at the Clarice Smith Center. In past performances together, their unexpected riffs and pure joy in creation have made for an unparalleled live music experience — not only for the audience, but for themselves.

“Chick has this amazing harmonic capacity,” McFerrin says. “Even though he might play a piece that we’ve played before, it’s always different because you never know what we’re going to find. We’re like musical explorers.” Corea says, “When we’re onstage and I’m playing and the music is happening — and people are receiving it and it’s lifting them up — it’s indescribable how wonderful that is and how fulfilling that is to me.”

This performance is funded in part by a generous gift from Barb and Charlie Reiher. Learn more about Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

  • Recordings by vocalist Bobby McFerrin 
  • Writings about McFerrin: learn more about this extraordinary artist's life and music
  • Recordings by pianist Chick Corea
  • Books featuring writings by and about Chick Corea
  • Scores of Corea's works