Bela Fleck is known as one of the premiere banjo player’s in the world. Bela virtually reinvented the image and sound of the classic banjo through his remarkable performing and recording career that has made him an internationally loved musician. His experience ranges from solo project to collaborations those familiar with his work know how much Bela loves the banjo, and loves to strive for unique sounds. Bela is a powerful force in bluegrass, jazz, pop, rock, and world beat. He crossed into classical for his critically acclaimed 2001 Sony Classical recording that went on in the 44th annual Grammy Awards to win a pair of Grammys, including Best Classical Crossover Album. Fleck’s first standalone banjo concerto entitled “The Imposter,” along with his quintet for banjo and string quartet were released in 2011. Bela tours and performs with many different artists, he plays as a duo with Chick Corea, as a trio with Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer, Bela has put on concerts with the Brooklyn Rider string quartet, and performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra premiering his Concerto for Banjo in Nashville, IN in 2011. Bela Fleck has been the recipient of Multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1988, he has a total of 15 Grammy’s won with 30 nominations he has been nominated in more different musical categories than anyone in Grammy history. New York born Bela was first drawn to the sound of the banjo when he heard Earl Scruggs play the theme song for the hit TV show Beverly Hillbillies.