Barbara Ann ("Bobbi") Humphrey (born April 25, 1950) is an American jazz flautist and singer who plays fusion, jazz-funk and soul-jazz styles. Bobbi Humphrey has performed for audiences around the world.
She was born in Marlin, Texas, and raised in Dallas. Her flute training included classical and jazz styles in high school. She continued her studies at Texas Southern University and Southern Methodist University.
Dizzy Gillespie saw Humphrey play at a talent contest at Southern Methodist, and inspired her to pursue a musical career in New York City. She followed his advice, getting her first big break performing at the Apollo Theatre on Amateur Night.
She eventually began playing regularly throughout the city, including a gig with Duke Ellington.By 1972, she was recording for the Blue Note Jazz label, one of the first female instrumentalists to do so.
Humphrey has played with well-known musicians, ranging from Duke Ellington to Lee Morgan. Guitarist George Benson and Humphrey were guest musicians on Humphrey's friend Stevie Wonder's single "Another Star" from his Songs in the Key of Life (1976) album.
In 1976, she was named Best Female Instrumentalist by Billboard. In 1994 Humphrey launched her label, Paradise Sounds Records, releasing Passion Flute, which continues to be one of her best-selling recordings.
Bobbi Humphrey has played at the Apollo Theatre, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Montreux Jazz Festival, Russian River Jazz Festival (Northern California), and other venues around the world.
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Bobbi Humphrey performs funk, jazz music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Bobbi Humphrey for your event is $10,000 - $50,000. Bobbi Humphrey has more than 98.3K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are The Blackbyrds, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Roy Ayers, Ronnie Laws, Patti Drew, Lonnie Smith . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bobbi Humphrey for an upcoming event.
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