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Jan Michael Looking Wolf
2009 NAMMY Artist of the Year
2008 NAMMY Flutist of the Year
2008 ISMA Best Native Flute Recording Winner
Jan Michael Looking Wolf is a Kalapuya Tribal Member with a mix of Irish Heritage. He has recorded 16 Native Flute CDs, 2 DVDs, and a movie soundtrack on 5 different record labels that span the musical genres from solo traditional, to blues, jazz, new age, folk, and most recently Rock - earning 39 national award recognitions and over 400 concerts across the country.

In 1994, he suffered 2 strokes from a very rare blood disorder at the young age of 27 that caused him to be paralyzed on his left side for nearly a year. After a miraculous healing and long bout to recover, Jan Michael set out on a mission to spread hope and healing to others. Read the documented story on

His message is clear - Unity through recognizing the beauty of creation and diversity of human kind. Even when he performs with his rock band, you can hear the authentic indigenous spirit in his flute.

Jan Michael teaches nearly 600 university students a year to learn the NAF at state universities and just finished a book about the flute to be published in 2010.

In 2008, he became the first flutist in history to win for Native Flutist of the Year at the Native American Music Awards(NAMMYS) and Best Flute Recording at the Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA) for his solo native flute recording Unity.

In 2009, Jan Michael became the first ever to take the highest honor of Artist of the Year at the NAMMYS for a Native Flute recording. This was for "The Looking Wolf Project" which combined hard hitting rock with the NAF. His stellar high energy rock performances have the critics hailing the recording as groundbreaking.

"Even with exploring how far the flute can travel into other styles, my favorite is to just sit, breath, play, and listen with the solo native flute."

Next on the schedule is the long awaited release of "Breakin' Free", a NEW Flute-Rock Recording with his band to be released late 2009.

To learn more about Jan Michael, please visit his website or myspace. His music is available at cdbaby, i-tunes, and in stores nation wide.

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Breakin' Free
(released on December 12, 2009)
(released on May 05, 2007)