john Two-Hawks - Artist Bio
John Two-Hawks has earned Grammy® and Emmy nominations, Platinum Album awards, had his signature brand of music featured in Fox Searchlight movies, HBO films and programs by The History Channel. He is a veteran Native American Flute virtuoso and music visionary who has always set new trends and broken new ground in music genres. From collaborating on platinum selling music fusion projects which melded Native American flute and vocals with symphonic heavy metal, to contributing his music on Emmy award winning film scores which teamed native flute, voice and percussion with symphony orchestras and choirs, John has always enjoyed exploring the limits of what is possible in music composition and performance. He has toured the world and performed for audiences as large as 12,000. A remarkably gifted musician, composer and vocalist, Two-Hawks' signature brand of Native American, World, and New Age Fusion music is known and loved by millions around the world. John, whose Lakota name is Siyotanka (Big/Great Flute), belongs to the Oglala Lakota community, and it is from this cultural lineage that the soul of all his music is born.
As well as his established reputation as a musician and recording artist, Two-Hawks is also an award winning stage and screen actor (member of SAG), a published author, and a gifted inspirational keynote speaker who has shared the speaking stage with former Presidents, acting Senators and Hollywood celebrities. Regardless of the engagement, John Two-Hawks never fails to deliver a high standard of excellence, integrity and professionalism in every endeavor he undertakes. REVIEWS and TESTIMONIALS
Musician ~ Composer ~ Performer ~ Speaker ~ Visionary
He sings, moves and performs his incredible music with a commanding stage presence that rivets spectators. With immense wisdom, profound thoughts and a gentle, keen sense of humor, Two-Hawks begins with an audience, and ends up with friends. Truly a world-class entertainer your patrons will thank you for having.
JTH is an incredibly gifted musician, playing literally dozens of instruments. Two-Hawks is also a brilliant composer whose musical arrangements are daring and innovative, yet tasteful and beautiful. John is available to provide music and composition for movies, films and television programs.
Whether giving a lecture at a university, speaking at an awards show, or serving as the keynote speaker at a conference, John never fails to hit the proverbial nail on the head. He is a gifted orator with a knack for saying the things that matter most in the moments that matter most. John is available for many types of speaking engagements.
John Two-Hawks is a gentle, humble man who credits his late mother and father for teaching him that the most important life lesson is to be kind. He has also learned throughout his life about the power of respect, honor, humility and wisdom and the importance of perspective. John has taken these lessons and more from his family elders and others and applied them to his life, believing always, in the power of peace, hope and love to heal the world.
DISCOGRAPHY - FILMOGRAPHY (Click a CD to see, hear, and buy it)
NOTABLE JOHN TWO-HAWKS EVENTS / MOMENTS
Music Featured in the 20th Century Fox Movie,
Contributing as the Featured Musician for the HBO movie,
'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee'
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
Concert with Nightwish, Sellout (in 4 hrs) ~ 12,000 seats
Santa Fe Indian Market ~ Featured Performer
Collaboration with Nightwish ~ Helsinki, Finland
Whiting Auditorium Sellout ~ 2,000 seats
Capitol Theater Sellout ~ 1,000 seats (6 times)
East Jordan Civic Center Sellout ~ 700 seats
Featured Speaker for Heifer International Event
(with Keynote Speaker, President Bill Clinton)
N. Little Rock Centennial VIP Panel
(With Mary Steenburgen & Ted Danson, among others)
Music featured on The History Channel