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Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

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Booking Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

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Biography

Bela Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. A New York City native, he picked up the banjo at age 15 after being awed by the bluegrass music of Flatt & Scruggs. While still in high school he began experimenting with playing bebop jazz on his banjo, mentored by fellow banjo renegade Tony Trischka. In 1980, he released his first solo album, Crossing the Tracks, with material that ranged from straight ahead bluegrass to Chick Corea’s Spain. In 1982, Fleck joined the progressive bluegrass band New Grass Revival, making a name for himself on countless solo and ensemble projects ever since as a virtuoso instrumentalist. In 1989 he formed the genre-busting Flecktones, with members equally talented and adventurous as himself.

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Next came the self-titled CD, which Bela financed himself. The recording attracted the attention of the folks at Warner Brothers Records. It was released in 1990, dubbed a’blu-bop’ mix of jazz and bluegrass, and soon became a commercially successful disc. The album was Grammy nominated, and their second recording ‘Flight of the Cosmic Hippo’ followed suit.

In 2006 the band released The Hidden Land, which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 2007. In 2008, Jingle All The Way, the band’s holiday album was released, and in 2009 it was voted best Pop Instrumental Album at the Grammies. Any world-class musician born with the names B_la (for Bartok), Anton (for Dvorak) and L_os (for Janacek) would seem destined to play classical music. Already a powerfully creative force in bluegrass, jazz, pop, rock and world beat, B_la at last made the classical connection with ‘Perpetual Motion’, his critically acclaimed 2001 Sony Classical recording that went on to win a pair of Grammys, including Best Classical Crossover Album, in the 44th annual Grammy Awards.

The recipients of Multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, B_la Flecks’ total Grammy count is 11 Grammys won, and 27 nominations. He has been nominated in more different categories than anyone in Grammy history.

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