Lifetime Achievement Award
Jan Michael receives the Lifetime Achievement Award From One World Music Radio and is inducted into the Hall of Fame
New eBook for the Native American Flute!
Jan Michael Supports One World Music Radio! Bringing the world together through music!
“A modern master of the Native American Flute, a premier performer of the instrument of our time.” – – – Billboard Journal
NEW Documentary from OPB. Watch the special below about his life, music, teaching and journey with One Heart!
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 with 23 full length albums spanning 2 decades, his recordings have garnered 70 awards and a top 10 ranking in the global radio charts. In addition to his own albums, Jan Michael has collaborated with other well known artists, introducing the Native American Flute into genres such as pop, blues, rock, and hip-hop/rap. He has composed arrangements for video productions and feature film. In 2019, Jan Michael was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from One World Music Radio.
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. 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 created a curriculum for an accredited university course which he instructs regularly. He has authored two books that are published. “One Heart: Journey with the Native American Flute”, an eBook that focuses on the flute’s history and instruction, and “The First Flute”, an original story published by Red Deer Press.
With his commitment to support unity through music, Jan Michael serves as the Executive Director of the annual Native American Style Flute Awards (NASFA). The world’s premier music award initiative for the genre, NASFA includes categories for all players, makers, and instructors of the instrument with participants across the globe.
“During the journey here, I have found it is true that we are all related. It is important to respect each other’s culture, after all, everyone and everything are born to the earth and sky. May you always walk in beauty.” – Jan Michael