Jan Michael Looking Wolf Awards

Jan Michael Looking Wolf Awards and Honors

An enrolled Kalapuya Tribal Member and honored Army Veteran, Jan Michael Looking Wolf is a world renowned Native American Flute player who has dedicated his life to performing, teaching, and sharing the beauty of the Native American Flute. 

"This beautiful path of music has been an incredible experience.  My heart is full of gratitude and appreciation." - JMLW

In 2020, Jan Michael received the Global Music Awards' highest honor – The GMA Odyssey Award for Lifetime Achievement in Music. Just the previous year he became the first Native American in history to be inducted into the Music Hall of Fame by One World Music Radio (the largest radio station in Europe).

Indigenous Superstars Music Awards presented Jan Michael with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022.  He also won the Best Native American Flute Album category there.

One of the most honored Native American recording artists in history, he has also received 11 Global Music Awards, an Indigenous Music Award, 2 Indian Summer Music Awards, 7 Native American Music Awards with 32 nominations there, the OFP Peace Star Award, and 2 One World Music Radio Awards for Best Native American Recording.

Awards and Recognitions Summary by Year
2022 – Lifetime Achievement Awards (Indigenous Superstars Music Awards)
2022 – Best Native American Flute Album, “Earth Tribe” (Indigenous Superstars Music Awards)
2021 – Winner Gold Medal Best Album, “Earth Tribe” (Global Music Awards)
2021 – Winner Gold Medal Instrumentalist, “Earth Tribe” (Global Music Awards)
2019 – Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (Global Music Awards)
2019 – Top Ten Album of the Year, “Beautiful” (Global Music Awards)
2019 – Winner Gold Medal Instrumentalist, “Beautiful” (Global Music Awards)
2019 – Winner Gold Medal Best Album, “Beautiful” (Global Music Awards)
2019 – Co-Winner with Robin Gentlewolf, Best Native American Recording, “Flute Dance”
(One World Music Radio Awards)
2019 – Co-Nominee with Robin Gentlewolf Best Instrumental Recording, “Flute Dance”

2019 – Hall of Fame Inductee /Lifetime Achievement (One World Music Radio)
(Indigenous Music Awards)
2018 – Co-Winner with Felipe Rose Best Pop Single (Native American Music Awards)
2018 – Co-Winner with Robin Gentlewolf and Douglas Thunder Horse, Silver Medal Instrumentalists (Global Music Awards)
2018 – Winner Silver Medal Instrumentalist, “Flute Medicine” (Global Music Awards)
2018 – Co-Winner with Robin Gentlewolf, Silver Medal Best Album (Global Music Awards)
2018 – Winner Best Instrumental Recording, “Flute Medicine” (Indigenous Music Awards)
2018 – Winner Best Native American Recording, “Flute Medicine”
(One World Music Radio Awards)
2018 – Finalist People’s Choice (One World Music Radio Awards)
2017 – Winner Best Music Video , “Ascension” (Native American Music Awards)
2017 – Record of the Year Nominee, “Ascension” (Native American Music Awards)
2017 – Flutist of the Year Nominee, “Ascension” (Native American Music Awards)
2016 – Winner Silver Medal Instrumentalist, “Tamanawas” (Global Music Awards)
2016 – Winner Silver Medal Best Album, “Tamanawas” (Global Music Awards)
2015 – OFP Peace Star Award (Oregonians For Peace)
2015 – Silver Arrow Humanitarian Award Recipient (Spirit Wind Records)
2015 – Outstanding Achievement Award (High Spirits Music)
2015 – Unity Award (Salem, Oregon Community)
2015 – World Beat Festival Recognition Award (Salem Multi-Cultural Institute)
2015 – Best Flute CD Nominee, “Tamanawas” (Indigenous Music Awards)
2015 – Winner Bronze Medalist, “Tamanawas” (Global Music Awards)
2014 – Flutist of the Year Nominee, “Tamanawas” (Native American Music Awards)
2014 – Artist of the Year Nominee, “Tamanawas” (Native American Music Awards)
2013 – Best Instrumental Recording Nominee, “Wind Dreamer”
(Native American Music Awards)
2013 – Best Producer Nominee, “Wind Dreamer” (Native American Music Awards)
2013 – Record of the Year Nominee, “Wind Dreamer” (Native American Music Awards)
2012 – Recipient, Coat of Arms of Northern Ireland from Deputy First Minister McGuinness
2011 – Winner Music Video of the Year, “Live As One” (Native American Music Awards)
2011 – Compilation Recording Nominee, “Rise-up” (Native American Music Awards)
2011 – Best Male Artist Nominee, “Live As One” (Native American Music Awards)
2010 – Winner Record of the Year, “Breakin’ Free” (Native American Music Awards)
2010 – Song/Single of the Year Nominee, “Breakin’ Free” (Native American Music Awards)
2010 – Best Producer Nominee, “Breakin’ Free” (Native American Music Awards)
2010 – Best Rock Recording Nominee, “Breakin’ Free” (Native American Music Awards)
2010 – Best Video Nominee – (Native American Music Awards)
2010 – Best Compilation Recording Nominee (Native American Music Awards)
2010 – Silver Arrow Life Time Achievement Award Recipient (Spirit Wind Records)
2010 – Silver Arrow Award for “The Jan Michael Looking Wolf Band” (Spirit Wind Records)
2009 – Winner Artist of the Year, “The Looking Wolf Project” (Native American Music Awards)
2009 – CAMA Finalist for Best Flute Recording, “Unity” (Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards)
2009 – Best Video Co-nominee with Floyd Red Crow, “Scene from The Legends of Tillamook’s Gold” (Native American Music Awards)
2009 – Record of the Year Nominee, “The Looking Wolf Project” (Native American Music Awards)
2009 – Best Instrumental Recording Nominee, “The Looking Wolf Project”
(Native American Music Awards)
2009 – Best Flute Recording Nominee, “Unity” (Native American Indigenous Image Awards)
2009 – Best Rock Album Nominee, “The Looking Wolf Project” (Native American Music Awards)
2009 – Best Native Recording Finalist, “Diversity” (Just Plain Folks Awards)
2009 – Silver Arrow Award Recipient (Spirit Wind Records)
2008 – Winner – Flutist of the year, “Unity”(Native American Music Awards)
2008 – Winner Best Native American Flute Recording, “Unity” (Indian Summer Music Awards)
2008 – Silver Arrow Award Recipient (Spirit Wind Records)
2007 – Silver Arrow Award Recipient (Spirit Wind Records)
2007 – “Hero Award” (Children’s Cancer Association)
2007 – Best Flute Finalist, “Unity” (Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards)
2007 – Flutist of the Year Nominee, “Breathmaker” (Native American Music Awards)
2007 – Debut Duo Nominee with Tim Yett, “Breathmaker” (Native American Music Awards)
2007 – Best Video Nominee (Native American Music Awards)
2007 – Best Song Finalist, “Unity” (International Acoustic Music Awards)
2007 – Finalist for Best New Age Song, “A New Day” (Independent Music Awards)
2006 – Best New Age Album Finalist, “A New Day” (Independent Music Awards)
2006 – Best Native American Recording Nominee, “Tribute to the Flutemakers” (Just Plain Folks Music Awards)
2005 – Best Music Video Nominee, “NAF DVD” (Native American Music Awards)
2004 – Best Blues Recording Finalist, “Native Blues” (Native American Music Awards)
2004 – Best Flute Recording Nominee, “Peaceful Journey” (Indian Summer Music Awards)