The Best of Flute Jazz Music

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Looking for the best of flute jazz music? Look no further! This blog has everything you need to get your flute jazz fix, from reviews of the latest albums to interviews with top artists.


Flute jazz is a genre of music that combines the sound of the flute with elements of jazz. The result is a unique and often relaxing sound that has become popular with both casual listeners and die-hard fans of jazz music.

There are a number of different artists who have made a name for themselves in the world of flute jazz, and their work is widely available on both CDs and online streaming services. If you’re looking to explore this genre, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best flute jazz albums out there.

The Best of Flute Jazz Music

Flute Jazz music can be so soothing and beautiful. It’s a great way to relax and unwind. Many people enjoy listening to Flute Jazz because it’s a genre that is not too heavy or intense. It’s perfect for background music or for simply relaxing.

Kenny Garrett

Kendrick Sherman “Kenny” Garrett (born October 9, 1960) is an American jazz saxophonist and flutist who gained recognition as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Miles Davis Quintet, and Five Peace Band.

Garrett was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is self-taught on all of the saxophones and flute. He began his professional career in New York City with gigs at small clubs such as Donald Byrd’s club Soho House. In 1982 he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. A year later he made his first recording as a leader for Criss Cross Jazz. In 1984 he recorded with Woody Shaw for Landmark Records.

Hubert Laws

Hubert Laws is a Grammy Award-winning jazz flutist who was born on November 10, 1937, in Houston, Texas. He began playing flute in high school and eventually attended the Juilliard School. After graduation, he became a member of the New York Philharmonic and made his solo debut with the orchestra in 1968. He has recorded over 30 albums as a leader and has appeared as a sideman on recordings by artists such as Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and Wynton Marsalis. Laws is considered one of the preeminent jazz flutists of his generation.

James Newton

James Newton is an American jazz flutist, composer and arranger born in Lynwood, CA on December 22, 1954. He received his first flute when he was nine years old. His primary musical influence was his father, who was a tenor saxophonist. Newton began his professional career while still in his teens, playing rock and soul music in nightclubs and studios around Los Angeles. He also studied classical music at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. In the early 1970s, Newton switched from flute to alto saxophone and began performing and recording with a number of jazz artists, including Horace Silver, Dexter Gordon, Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard and Chick Corea. He also toured with Miles Davis’ band in the 1980s. Newton has composed scores for film and television, including the soundtracks for the movies “The Color Purple” and “Do the Right Thing.” He has released several solo albums, including “African Rhythms” (1979), “For Duke” (1993) and “Them Two” (2011).

Bobbi Humphrey

Bobbi Humphrey is a jazz flutist who was born in Maricopa County, Arizona, and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of veteran film and television actor Don Red Barry. Humphrey began playing the flute at age 13 after hearing James Galway play on The Ed Sullivan Show. Inspired, she pestered her parents until they agreed to pay for flute lessons. In high school, she played in the marching band and orchestra. After high school graduation, Humphrey studied music at Los Angeles City College on a Fullbright Scholarship before transferring to Bernard Montgomery High School for the Visual and Performing Arts (now known as Hamilton Music Academy). She then attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she studied music education.


We hope you have enjoyed our selection of the best flute jazz music. While there are many other great artists and albums out there, we feel that these ones showcase the instrument in all its glorious versatility. From intimate and introspective to carefree and fun, the flute can do it all. We hope you agree!

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