Electric Bass Masterclass with Victor Wooten
Saturday, October 21
Kleinhans Music Hall, 2:00 pm
All masterclass events are free and open to the public.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra hosts incredible guest artists each year on our M&T Bank Classics and KeyBank Pops Series.
Many of these masters are available to the community through the Masterclass series. Featured artists will work one-on-one with talented local students in front of a live audience.
About Victor Wooten
Victor Lemonte Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of five boys, he began learning to play music at the tender age of two. He started performing in nightclubs and theaters as the bassist with the family band at age five, and at age six, was on tour with his brothers opening shows for legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield. Soon after, he was affectionately known as the 8-year-old Bass Ace, and before graduating high school, he and his brothers had shared the stage with artists such as Stephanie Mills, War, Ramsey Lewis, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Dexter Wansel, and The Temptations. But, this only begins to tell the tale of this Tennessee titan.
Wooten, now a five-time Grammy winner, hit the worldwide scene in 1990 as a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Continuing to blaze a musical trail with the band, Victor has also become widely known for his own Grammy nominated solo recordings and tours.