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Bobby McFerrin
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Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin (born New York City, March 11, 1950) is a jazz-influenced a cappella vocal performer. His song "Don't Worry Be Happy" (featured in the movie Cocktail starring Tom Cruise) was a #1 U.S. pop hit in 1988. He has also worked in collaboration with instrumental performers including pianist Chick Corea and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

In addition to his vocal performing career, Mr. McFerrin was appointed in 1994 as creative chair of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.