Béla Fleck Portrait

Béla Fleck

New York, United States

Béla Fleck is a 15-time Grammy Award winning banjo player who has been nominated in more categories than any other artist in Grammy history, and remains a powerfully creative force globally in bluegrass, jazz, classical pop, rock and world beat. His career spans an impressive 30 plus year with successful bands such as New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.

These days, Fleck bounces between various intriguing touring situations: he performs his concertos worldwide, collaborates in a duo with Chick Corea and a trio with Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer. He performs in concert with the Brooklyn Rider string quartet, in banjo duet with Abigail Washburn, banjo and mandolin duet with Chris Thile, and occasionally back to bluegrass with his old friends Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Bryan Sutton and others. He collaborates with African artists such as Oumou Sangare and Toumani Diabate, in a jazz setting with The Marcus Roberts Trio, and - with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, who continue to perform together 30 years after the band’s inception. Béla has recently accepted a commission to create his third concerto, which premiered 2018 in New Orleans.

In 2020, he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame as a member of New Grass Revival.

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