Victor Wooten

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Wooten is a founding member of the influential jazz-fusion group Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, as well as a longtime solo artist. He has collaborated with such renowned artists as Stanley Clarke, Mike Stern and Chick Corea and remains a sought-after session musician. As a bassist, his groundbreaking style blends jazz, funk, rock and a unique melodic approach. He was named Bass Player of the Year from Bass Player magazine three times, and he’s a five-time Grammy Award recipient.

In 2000, Wooten founded the Bass/Nature Camp music program, which expanded into Victor Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature. He also helps lead the Victor Wooten/Berklee Summer Bass Workshop at Berklee College of Music in Boston. His teaching style focuses on individuality, creativity and seeking out one’s unique musical voice. He’s the author of The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music and its sequel, The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continues.