Hubert Laws is an award-winning and Grammy-nominated flutist and saxophonist whose musical interests run the gamut from classical, jazz, and R&B to pop and Broadway. Laws grew up in Houston, in a musical household. His mother was a singer, his grandfather a musician, and almost all of his siblings -- most notably brother Ronnie Laws -- pursued professional careers in music. Hubert studied piano first, then mellophone, and eventually flute in high school. Between 1954 and 1960 (when he won a scholarship to Julliard), he was a member of the early Jazz Crusaders. During his time at Julliard, he studied with Julius Baker and played with the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (as a bonded member) and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under Leonard Bernstein. He was also moonlighting in jazz, working with personas as diverse as Mongo ...
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