5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
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.