"I always try to work with people who are better than me, so I can learn more." 

  • Born Béla Anton Leoš Fleck on July 10, 1958, in New York City
     
  • Early in his career, banjoist Béla Fleck toured with the American progressive bluegrass band New Grass Revival. In 1988 Fleck began recording and touring with Béla Fleck And The Flecktones, a project featuring Victor Wooten, keyboardist/harmonica player Howard Levy and Roy "Future Man" Wooten.
     
  • Fleck won his first career GRAMMY for Best Country Instrumental Performance for 1995 for "Hightower," sharing honors with Alison Brown, Asleep At The Wheel and Edgar Meyer. 
     
  • Did you know? An onstage collaboration between Béla Fleck And The Flecktones and Dave Matthews Band resulted in a 32-minute live version of the Dave Matthews Band hit "#41." 
     
  • In 2016 Fleck and tour mate Chick Corea invited college students to a show in New Orleans as part of the GRAMMY U SoundChecks program.
  • In 2007 Fleck performed at charity concerts in Germany to help raise awareness of AIDS. 

Béla Fleck

"I always try to work with people who are better than me, so I can learn more." 

  • Born Béla Anton Leoš Fleck on July 10, 1958, in New York City
     
  • Early in his career, banjoist Béla Fleck toured with the American progressive bluegrass band New Grass Revival. In 1988 Fleck began recording and touring with Béla Fleck And The Flecktones, a project featuring Victor Wooten, keyboardist/harmonica player Howard Levy and Roy "Future Man" Wooten.
     
  • Fleck won his first career GRAMMY for Best Country Instrumental Performance for 1995 for "Hightower," sharing honors with Alison Brown, Asleep At The Wheel and Edgar Meyer. 
     
  • Did you know? An onstage collaboration between Béla Fleck And The Flecktones and Dave Matthews Band resulted in a 32-minute live version of the Dave Matthews Band hit "#41." 
     
  • In 2016 Fleck and tour mate Chick Corea invited college students to a show in New Orleans as part of the GRAMMY U SoundChecks program.
  • In 2007 Fleck performed at charity concerts in Germany to help raise awareness of AIDS. 

GRAMMY Award Results for Béla Fleck

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Best Folk Album
Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn
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Best American Roots Performance
And Am I Born To Die
 
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Best Instrumental Composition
Life In Eleven
 
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Best Contemporary World Music Album
Throw Down Your Heart , Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks
 
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Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Throw Down Your Heart
Best Contemporary World Music Album
Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions
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Best Classical Crossover Album
The Melody Of Rhythm
 
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Best Pop Instrumental Album
Jingle All The Way
Nominations
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Sleigh Ride
 
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Best Instrumental Composition
Spectacle
 
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Best Contemporary Jazz Album
The Hidden Land
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Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Subterfuge
 
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Best Country Instrumental Performance
Who's Your Uncle?
 
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Best Country Instrumental Performance
Bear Mountain Hop
 
Wins
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Claude Debussy "Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum" From Children's Corner
Best Classical Crossover Album
Perpetual Motion - Scarlatti, Bach, Debussy, Chopin
 
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Best Country Instrumental Performance
Leaving Cottondale
Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Outbound
Nominations
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Zona Mona (Track)
 
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Best Bluegrass Album
The Bluegrass Sessions - Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Volume 2 (Album)
 
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Best Instrumental Composition
Almost 12
Nominations
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Big Country (Track)
Best Country Instrumental Performance
The Ride (Track)
 
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Best Pop Instrumental Performance
The Sinister Minister
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Best World Music Album
Tabula Rasa (Album)
 
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Best Country Instrumental Performance
Hightower
Nominations
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Cheeseballs In Cowtown (Track)
 
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Best Spoken Word Album For Children
The Creation (Album)
 
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Best Instrumental Composition
Magic Fingers (Track)
 
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Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
Flight Of The Cosmic Hippo (Album)
Best Instrumental Composition
Blu-Bop (Track)
 
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Best Instrumental Composition
The Sinister Minister (Track)
 
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Best Bluegrass Recording (Vocal Or Instrumental)
Drive (Album)