Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

 

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Béla Fleck and the Flecktones is an American band that combines jazz and bluegrass music. The band's name is a play on 1960s rock band Dick Dale and the Del-Tones.

The Flecktones formed in 1988 when Béla Fleck was invited to perform on the PBS TV series The Lonesome Pine Specials. The original members were Fleck on banjo, Victor Wooten on bass guitar, his brother Roy Wooten on Drumitar, and Howard Levy on harmonica and keyboards. After Levy's departure in 1992 the group continued as a trio for several years before recruiting Jeff Coffin on saxophones. Coffin quit the group in 2010, and Levy rejoined in 2011.

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Highlights10

Little Worlds
 
Little Worlds is the tenth album by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, released in 2003.
Jingle All the Way
 
Jingle All the Way is a Christmas album and the thirteenth album overall by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.
Outbound
 
Outbound is the eighth album by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, released in 2000.
Tales from the Acoustic Planet
 
Tales From The Acoustic Planet is an album by American banjoist Béla Fleck.

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Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Flight of the Cosmic Hippo Vinyl LP
  –  July 31, 2017
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Tickets for all BPO concerts on sale Aug. 12
  –  August 11, 2017
Wooten is a founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and has won five Grammy Awards. This all-American work will be paired with two Russian classics: Borodin's Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor" and Prokofiev's "Alexander Nevsky." Other series ...
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
  –  August 10, 2017
WVBR is a local commercial radio station broadcasting from Ithaca, New York to the Counties of Tompkins, Tioga, Cortland, Cayuga, Seneca, Schuyler, and Chemung. WVBR is run by the Cornell Media Guild, Inc - a non-profit student organization that is ...
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Begin Tour With Chick Corea Elektric Band In Albany – Recap & Photos
  –  August 9, 2017
View Bryan’s photo gallery below his recap. On Saturday at Albany’s The Egg, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones began their brief joint tour with the Chick Corea Elektric Band. Each act delivered impressive displays of musicianship and the night wrapped ...
Charlie Worsham returns for a show of his own at The Burl
  –  August 8, 2017
Then, on Sunday, two juggernaut fusion troupes led by two pioneering instrumentalists — the Chick Corea Elektric Band and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones — move in to the PNC Pavilion of Riverbend Music Center. Pianist and keyboardist Corea and banjo ...
How the Newport Jazz Festival Reminded People to Dance
  –  August 8, 2017
Victor Wooten made his electric-bass lines sound elastic and bubbly as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones reassembled their original—and best ever—line-up by bringing pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy back into the fold. The bands mentioned above were ...
The long wait is over
  –  August 5, 2017
The Newport Jazz Festival opens Friday at 11 a.m. at the fort. It ends about 5:30 p.m. Performers include Leslie Odom Jr., Maceo Parker and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. The festival moves to the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Friday night.
Snarky Puppy, with Brick's Bob Lanzetti, play the Basie Summer Jazz Fest
  –  August 4, 2017
Snarky Puppy, with Brick's Bob Lanzetti, play the Basie Summer Jazz Fest Upcoming shows include Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/2vxXk4Y
Five things to do in Brooklyn, July 29–Aug. 3
  –  July 28, 2017
Free. It’s a great night of music tonight in Prospect Park! Banjo-playing funk-fusion band Bela Fleck and the Flecktones headlines tonight’s free Celebrate Brooklyn! show, but we are most excited for opening act Nellie McKay, a piano-playing chanteuse ...