TRENDING List of Famous Flautists

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List of famous flautists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top flautists in the world? This includes the most prominent flautists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable flautists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic flautists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned flautists.

Items on this list include Herbie Hancock and India.Arie.

From reputable, prominent, and well known flautists to the lesser known flautists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the flautist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous flautists ever?" and "What are the names of famous flautists?" then you're in the right place. (165 items)
Herbie Hancock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Flautists
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Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. Starting his career with jazz legend Donald Byrd, he shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet where Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Songwriter, Pianist Musician, + more

Credits: Donnie Brasco^! Zoolander^! Office Space^! Death Wish

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#4 on The Best Organists in Rock and Jazz Today

#7 on The Greatest Organists in Rock and Jazz History

#46 on The Greatest Flautists of All Time

#21 on The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time

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India.Arie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Flautists
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India Arie is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. She has sold over 3.3 million records in the US and 10 million worldwide. She has won four Grammy Awards from her 21 nominations, including Best R&B Album. ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Flautist, + more

Credits: Shark Tale, Miami Vice, Don't Say a Word, Radio

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#16 on Musicians Whose Grammy Wins Basically Made Their Careers

#42 on The Greatest Black Female Singers

#38 on The Greatest Black Female Soul Singers

#39 on The Greatest Black Female Pop Singers

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Candace Kita is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Flautists
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Candace Kita is an Asian-American actress, wine vintner, and Managing Editor of Viva Glam Magazine, a nationwide hard copy women's lifestyle magazine. She is also a women's safety advocate and has been interviewed by CBS, CNN, 48 Hours and MSNBC among others. In her spare time, she is a strong ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Profession: Model, Flautist, Author, Radio personality Actor, + more

Credits: Bad News Bears, Barb Wire, Masked Rider, Wall to Wall Records

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Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Flautists
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Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer, flute player, songwriter, and occasional guitar player of the hard rock band Heart. Regarded as one of the best female vocalists in rock music history, Wilson was listed as one of the "Top Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time" by ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Flautist, Singer

Credits: Shrek the Third, The Golden Child, Charlie's Angels, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

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#20 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#36 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#78 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#69 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

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Eric Dolphy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Flautists
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Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet, and piccolo. Dolphy was one of several multi-instrumentalists to gain prominence in the 1960s. He was one of the first important bass clarinet soloists in ...more

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Age: Died at 36 (1928-1964)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Sideman, Saxophonist, Musician, Bandleader Flautist, + more

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#21 on The Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

#12 on The Greatest Jazz Saxophonists of All Time

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Edward McGuire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Flautists
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Edward McGuire is a Scottish composer. He studied composition with James Iliff at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 1966 to 1970 and then with Ingvar Lidholm in Stockholm in 1971. His opera "Cullercoats Tommy", with a libretto by Michael Wilcox was premiered by Northern Sinfonia and Northern ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Profession: Flautist, Composer

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#40 on The Greatest Flautists of All Time

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Charles Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Flautists
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Charles Lloyd is an American jazz musician. Though he primarily plays tenor saxophone and flute, he has occasionally recorded on other reed instruments, including alto saxophone and the Hungarian tárogató. Lloyd's working band since 2007 features pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers, and ...more

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Age: 79

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Flautist, Jazz Musician

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Paul Horn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Flautists
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Paul Horn was an American jazz flautist, and an early pioneer of New Age music. ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1930-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Flautist

Credits: A Bucket of Blood

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#17 on The Greatest Flautists of All Time

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