Victor Wooten is a founding member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones as well as a five-time Grammy Award winner, and has graced the covers of bass magazines the world over. He has been voted Bass Player of the Year by Bass Player magazine readers more often than anyone alive and is in constant demand as an artist/clinician/producer. His novel, The Music Lesson, has been translated to several languages and is integrated into Berklee College of Music’s core curriculum. He is widely considered the most influential bassist of the millennium. His most recent releases, Words and Tones, a vocal album, and Swords and Stones, an instrumental album, both appeared in the top-ten of the iTunes Music charts. In 2008, Victor founded The Victor Wooten Center for Music and Nature, which hosts innovative music camps regularly, catering to all instrumentalists. He performs regularly with bassist Steve Bailey in the group Bass Extremes. Wooten was recently featured in the TED-Ed online film Music as a Language offering an inspiring message about music as a powerful and effective communication tool.