Bela Fleck

Banjo Player

Birthday July 10, 1958

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace New York City, NY

Age 64 years old

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Innovative banjo player who gained fame as frontman for Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and New Grass Revival.

Before Fame

He started playing the banjo at age 15 but also played the French horn in high school.


He won his 13th Grammy Award in 2012 for Life in Eleven in the Best Instrumental Composition category.

Family Life

He married fellow banjo player Abigail Washburn in 2009.

Associated With

He was a member of the group Trio! with bandmate Jean Luc Ponty.