Jan Michael Looking Wolf

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Jan Michael Looking Wolf
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Background information
Born 1966 (age 47–48)
Origin Grand Ronde, Oregon
Genres Native American
Instruments Native American flute, guitar, vocalist, percussion
Years active 2002–present
Labels 6 in all: Cedar Feather Productions, Orca Moon, High Spirits, Spirit Wind Records, Axis Media, Cole Music
Website www.lookingwolf.com

Jan Michael Looking Wolf (born 1966) is a Kalapuya Native American flute player from Grand Ronde, Oregon. With 47 National Award recognitions, Looking Wolf performs across the country sharing flute songs, tribal stories, and the message of One Heart. Jan Michael's latest projects showcase his vocals and song writing abilities.

In 2010, he released two cds by separate record labels. Through Orca Moon Music "Live As One" was released, a beautiful acoustic song that speaks about unity for all people, regardless of the color of their skin. And High Spirits released "A Message from the Sun", a beautiful native flute CD with world percussion. He currently teaches Native American Flute at Oregon State University.

He has one son, Shane Michael, wife Rhonda, and Godson Daniel.

Awards[edit]

  • 2011 - WINNER Best Music Video NAMMYS
  • 2011 - Best Male Artist Nominee NAMMYS
  • 2011 - Best Song Single Nominee NAMMYS
  • 2010 - Best Producer Nominee NAMMYS
  • 2010 - Best Music Video Nominee NAMMYS
  • 2010 - Best Compilation Recording Nominee (Various) NAMMYS
  • 2010 - Song Single of the Year Nominee NAMMYS
  • 2010 - WINNER Record of the Year NAMMYS
  • 2010 - Best Rock Nominee NAMMYS
  • 2010 - Silver Arrow Life Time Achievement Award Recipient
  • 2009 - WINNER - Artist of the Year at the Native American Music Awards
  • 2009 - Best Music Video Nominee NAMMYS
  • 2009 - Recording of the Year Nominee NAMMYS
  • 2009 - Best Instrumental CD Nominee NAMMYS
  • 2009 - Best Flutist Nominee ISMA
  • 2009 - Best Rock Recording Nominee ISMA
  • 2009 - Best Spiritual Recording Nominee ISMA
  • 2009 - Silver Arrow Award Winner
  • 2009 - Best Flute CD Nominee CAMA
  • 2008 - Winner - Flutist of the year(Native American Music Awards)
  • 2008 - Winner - Best Native Flute for the Unity CD (ISMA)
  • 2008 - Mainstream Song of the Year (NEMA finalist)
  • 2008 - Contemporary Instrumental Song (NEMA finalist)
  • 2008 - Best Song Remake (NEMA finalist)
  • 2007 - Hero Award Children's Cancer Association
  • 2008 - Silver Arrow Award Recipient
  • 2007 - Silver Arrow Award Recipient
  • 2007 - Best Flute Finalist(Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards)
  • 2007 - Flutist of the Year Nominee (Native American Music Awards)
  • 2007 - Debut Duo Nominee (Native American Music Awards)
  • 2007 - Best Video Nominee (Native American Music Awards)
  • 2007 - Best Instrumental Nominee (Indian Summer Music Awards)
  • 2007 - Spiritual CD Nominee (Indian Summer Music Awards)
  • 2007 - International Acoustic Music Awards Finalist
  • 2007 - Finalist for Best New Age Song (Independent Music Awards)
  • 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 Best Native American Flute Recording Artist Finalist (Indian Summer Music Awards)
  • 2006 - Best New Age Album Finalist (Independent Music Awards)
  • 2006 - Best Native American Recording Nominee (JPF Music Awards)
  • 2006 - Best Spiritual Recording Finalist (Indian Summer Music Awards)
  • 2005 - Best Music Video Nominee (Native American Music Awards)
  • 2004 - Best Blues Recording Finalist (Native American Music Awards)
  • 2004 - Best Blues/Jazz CD Nominee (Indian Summer Music Awards)

Albums[edit]

  • Peaceful Journey
  • Native Blues
  • Dreamcatcher (Standing Elk w/Jan Michael)
  • One Heart One Spirit
  • A New Day
  • Tribute to the Flute Makers
  • Spreading Wings
  • Breath Maker
  • Woodsounds
  • Unity
  • Seven Rabbits (CD for children with cancer)
  • The Looking Wolf Project
  • Under Father Sky
  • Diversity
  • Breakin' Free (2009 - Spirit Wind Records)
  • Live As One (2010 - Orca Moon)
  • Message From the Sun (2010 - High Spirits)
  • Wind Dreamer (2012 - High Spirits)

COLLABORATIONS ON CD - played on other albums:

  • Rise-Up (2009 - Spirit Wind Records)
  • Kelly Monijo Fink (2009)
  • Jimmy Lee Young (2010)
  • Felipe Rose (2009)
  • Nightshield (2009)

DVDs[edit]

  • Tribute to the Native American Flute
  • Introduction and Techniques: Native American Flute

MUSIC VIDEOS:

  • Rise-Up (benefit video for homeless - Spirit Wind Records 2009)
  • Your Not alone (Spirit Wind Records, Justice films 2009)
  • Addiction (Spirit Wind Recordsm Justice films 2009)
  • What the World Needs (Benefit video for Haiti Spirit Wind Records 2009)

FEATURE FILM: The Legend of Tillamook's Gold (Bright Light Studios 2006)

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