Hubert Laws performed at the the 5th annual Bellevue Jazz Festival at the Meydenbauer Center on Saturday June 2nd. Internationally-renowned flutist Hubert Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres – moving effortlessly from one repertory to another. Winner of the prestigious 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award, Laws has appeared as a soloist with orchestras around the world.
Laws was selected as the Number 1 flutist in Down Beat’s readers’ polls ten years in a row and was the critic’s choice for seven consecutive years. As a classical performer, he has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, with the orchestras of Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Cleveland, Amsterdam, Japan, Detroit, and with the Stanford String Quartet. He has given annual performances at Carnegie Hall, and has performed sold out performances in the Hollywood Bowl with fellow flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal.