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List of famous male flautists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male flautists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being flautists. There are thousand of males working as flautists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic flautists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a flautist then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list includes Buddy Collette, Cecil Payne and more people.

While this isn't a list of all male flautists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male flautists?" and "Who are the best male flautists?"
Herbie Hancock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male 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 architects of the "post-bop" sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk music. Hancock's music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs "cross over" and achieved success among pop audiences. His music embraces elements of funk and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz. In his jazz improvisation, he possesses a unique creative blend of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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#20 on The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time

#8 on The Best Jazz Pianists in the World

#48 on The Greatest Flautists of All Time

#3 on The Greatest Organists in Rock and Jazz History

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Edward McGuire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male 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 Stage in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1993 He received a British Composers' Award in 2003. In 2004 he received a Creative Scotland Award which allowed him to create the work Defying Fate. He was commissioned to produce the finale for the 2006 St Magnus Festival, Ring of Strings. McGuire plays the flute in the folk group the Whistlebinkies. In January 2006 he travelled to Hong Kong with the group to ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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#67 on The Greatest Flautists of All Time

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Paul Horn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Flautists
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Paul Horn was an American jazz flautist, and an early pioneer of New Age music. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1930-2014)

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

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#29 on The Greatest Flautists of All Time

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Aurele Nicolet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Flautists
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Aurèle Nicolet is a Swiss flautist. He is considered as one of the world's best flute players of the late twentieth century. He has performed in various international concerts. A number of composers wrote music especially for him, such composers include Toru Takemitsu, György Ligeti, Krzysztof Meyer or Edison Denisov. His pupils include Emmanuel Pahud, Carlos Bruneel, Michael Faust, Pedro Eustache, Thierry Fischer, Irena Grafenauer, Huáscar Barradas, Kristiyan Koev, Jadwiga Kotnowska, Robert Langevin, Marina Piccinini, Kaspar Zehnder, and Ariel Zuckermann. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 92

Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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#4 on The Greatest Flautists of All Time

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