Sat. 2/25/17 – 8:30 PM
Winner of the 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award and one of the few to specialize in the flute, Hubert Laws is the premier musician on the instrument in jazz. In three decades of playing, he has also mastered pop, rhythm-and-blues, and classical genres.
He was selected the No. 1 flutist in Down Beat readers’ polls ten years in a row and was the critic’s choice for seven consecutive years.
As a classical performer, he has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, with the orchestras of Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Cleveland, Amsterdam, Japan, Detroit, and with the Stanford String Quartet. He has given annual performances at Carnegie Hall, and has performed sold out performances in the Hollywood Bowl with fellow flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal.
There are 20 albums in Mr. Laws’ discography for such record companies as: Atlantic, CBS, CTI, including: My Time Will Come, and Storm Then The Calm for the Music Masters record label. His recordings have won three Grammy nominations.
Session work includes collaborations and recordings with such artists as Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Freddie Hubbard, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Sergio Mendes, Bob James, Carly Simon, Clark Terry, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.