GRAMMY Rewind: Bobby McFerrin Humbly Wins Best Jazz Vocal Performance In 1987
The first thing you’ll notice is Miles Davis' blindingly metallic xylophone shirt. (Even when viewing it through your computer screen, consider wearing shades as thick as his.)
Then, his co-presenter, the Latin legend Rubén Blades announces the winner of Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male: Bobby McFerrin, for "'Round Midnight." Even the impassive Davis cracks a smile at the news.
In the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, watch a clean-cut and humble Bobby McFerrin—who, by now, has won 10 GRAMMYs and been nominated for 18—accept the golden gramophone at the 29th GRAMMY Awards in 1987.
After he breaks into a bit of his signature scatting slap-bass, McFerrin delivers an elegant speech about how a GRAMMY is simply the tip of the iceberg of the reward of artistic fulfillment. Check out the speech above and watch more episodes of GRAMMY Rewind here.