R. Carlos Nakai

April 16, 1946 –

Modern Period

Born in United States

Acclaimed as the world’s premier performer of the Native American Flute, R. Carlos Nakai is of Navajo-Ute heritage and has released more than 50 albums and performed around the world. While keeping his music based in the traditional Native American flute, his compositions have expanded to include new age, jazz, and classical influences. He studied at the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University and is a member of the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame.