ABOUT JAN MICHAEL LOOKING WOLF
“A modern master of the Native American Flute, a premier performer of the instrument of our time…”
– – – Billboard Journal
An enrolled Kalapuya member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, who resides within his indigenous homelands in Oregon, Jan Michael Looking Wolf is a world renowned Native American flute player. Traveling a broad range of musical styles, his recordings have garnered over 52 awards and a top ten ranking in the new age charts. He is the winner of five Native American Music Awards including Artist of the Year, Flutist of the Year, Best Record and Best Music Video (2).
Jan Michael’s lifeway and musical expressions are based on the tradition of ‘One Heart’. In short, it is a universal truth that everyone is equal regardless of the color of our skin, tribal affiliation, language we speak, income, gender, faith, nationality or personal beliefs. ‘One Heart’ is the recognition of Unity through Diversity.
Jan Michael regularly performs songs from his recordings. He has toured across the country and performed overseas at both large and smaller venues. His music shares hope, love, compassion and connection. Also active in philanthropy, his music has been used to help several non-profit projects including children with cancer, homeless shelters, earthquake survivors, and youth drug and alcohol prevention.
After nearly two decades of research of the Native American Flute, Jan Michael co-created a curriculum for an accredited university course which he instructs regularly. He has authored two books that are published. “One Heart and the Native American Flute” which focuses on the flute’s history and technique, and “The First Flute”, published by Red Deer Press.
“I would like to thank all my family, Tribe, friends, and fans for the amazing support. During the journey here, I have found that it is true that we are all related…It is important to respect all cultures, after all, everyone and everything is born to the earth and sky. It is true that we are ALL one family.” – JMLW
Jan Michael’s new version of the popular song by Sara Mclachlan
watch new music video below
(Above) On the Red Carpet with Joanne Shenandoah and Felipe Rose (Village People) at the 17th Annual Native American Music Awards in Niagra Falls New York. The Event was held on October 14th, 2017 at the Seneca Niagra Casino and Resort. Jan Michael won the award for Best Music Video – Best Performance with his band of brothers. Other nominees in the category include “The Voice” finalist Josh Halverson, country singing sensation Kelly Derrickson, The Cody Blackbird Band, Kelly Jackson, and Shining Soul.
(photo below) Jan Michael with Josh Halverson
Verdi Harmony from new 2017 release Flute Medicine Buy now!
Live As One – beautiful single for world peace. Jan Michael sings, plays guitar and flute! Native children sing on the final chorus. Buy Now!
October 20th, 7 PM, with Band of Brothers at Pressed in Dallas Oregon, 788 Main St, Phone 503 751-1666
November 3rd, 7 PM, concert with Native American Flutes and song at Pressed in Dallas Oregon, 788 Main St, Phone 503 751-1666
November 4th – Flute is the Medicine CD Release concert in Portland Oregon – details announced soon.
November 9th – Live As One concert for social justice at Oregon State University, 7:30 PM, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis