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Bela Fleck & The Flecktone Win Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition


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Port Washington, NY: eOne Music is happy to announce that Béla Fleck and Howard Levy, of the group Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, have won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for their “Life In Eleven," from the band's #1 Billboard Jazz Chart album Rocket Science.

For the new album Rocket Science, pianist/ harmonica player Howard Levy returned to the fold alongside bassist Victor Wooten, percussionist/Drumitarist Roy “Futureman" Wooten and banjoist bandleader Fleck for the first time since 1991 to create some of the most forward-thinking music of their long, storied career. The result is an impossible to pigeonhole sound all their own, a meeting of musical minds that remains, as ever, utterly indescribable. Simply put, it is The Flecktones, the music made only when these four individuals come together.

Jazz Times wrote about the track, “The composition 'Life In Eleven' uses Bulgarian dance rhythms, and it might be the most engaging use of the unusual time signature since the Grateful Dead's group-mind-meld on 'The Eleven.'" Béla & The Flecktones wowed audiences late last year with a rendition of the piece on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Béla & The Flecktones will be on tour this spring. Tour dates are:

  • 3/1: Madison WI—-University of Wisconsin
  • 3/2: Chicago IL—-North Shore Center for the Performing Arts (Skokie IL)
  • 3/3: Naperville IL—-North Central College
  • 3/6: Carmel CA—-Sunset Center Theater
  • 3/7: Arcata CA—-Humboldt State University
  • 3/8: San Francisco CA—-Warfield Theater
  • 3/9: Los Angeles CA—-Orpheum Theater
  • 3/10: Sparks NV—-John Ascuaga's Nugget
  • 3/12: Las Vegas NV—-Smith Center for the Performing Arts
  • 3/13-14: San Diego CA—-Anthology
  • 3/23: Frederick MD—-Weinberg Center for the Arts
  • 3/24: Storrs CT—-University of Connecticut
  • 3/25: Reading PA—-Berks Jazz Festival
  • 3/26: Munhall PA—-Carnegie Library Music Hall
  • 3/28: Springfield MO—-Missouri State University
  • 3/29: St. Louis MO—-Sheldon Concert Hall
  • 3/30: Indianapolis IN—-Butler University
  • 3/31: Cedar Falls IA—-University of Northern Iowa
  • 4/1: Omaha NE—-Holland Performing Arts Center
  • 4/3: Laramie WY—-University of Wyoming
  • 4/4: Ft. Collins CO—-Lincoln Center
  • 4/5: Aspen CO—-Wheeler Opera House
  • 4/6: Beaver Creek CO—-Vilar Performing Arts Center
  • 4/7: Boulder CO—-Boulder Theater
  • 4/8: Denver CO—-Ogden Theater
  • 4/10: Midwest City, OK—-Rose State College
  • 4/11: Tulsa OK—-Cain Ballroom
  • 4/12: Fayetteville AR—-Walton Arts Center
  • 4/13: Germantown TN—- North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
  • 4/14: Nashville TN—-Ryman Auditorium
  • 4/19: Ann Arbor MI—-Michigan Theatre
  • 4/20: Oxford OH—-Miami of Ohio University
  • 4/21: Charleston WV—-Clay Center
  • 4/22: Richmond VA—-University of Richmond
  • 4/23: Alexandria VA—-The Birchmere
  • 4/24: Norfolk VA—-Virginia Arts Festival
  • 4/25: Chapel Hill NC—-University of North Carolina
  • 4/27: Wilkesboro NC—-Merlefest
  • 4/28: Louisville KY—-Brown Theater



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