* Béla Fleck and the Original Flecktones

When:
December 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
2019-12-02T20:00:00-05:00
2019-12-02T20:15:00-05:00
Where:
Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
USA
Cost:
$35 - $75

Banjo player Béla Fleck has always performed at the crossroads of bluegrass and jazz. Both styles require a large degree of technical skill and virtuosity, and are built on traditional songbooks that go back generations. Fleck’s indebtedness to jazz was evident on his first album – on which he covered Chick Corea’s “Spain” – since then he’s collaborated with Corea, tabla master Zakir Hussain and McCoy Tyner, and performed at numerous jazz festivals with his genre-bending band “The Flecktones.”

He performs with that group’s original line-up, consisting of Victor Wooten on bass, Roy “Future Man” Wooten on synth-guitar and synth-drums as well as Howard Levy on harmonica and keyboards.

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.


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