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Diego Figueiredo

 

Diego FigueiredoDiego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-ray-doe) is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. He is the winner of several important competitions including the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize. Diego has released over nineteen albums to date, three DVD’s, and several instructional books. His music is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Diego’s unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers.  Diego has performed in over forty countries around the world.

Diego Figueiredo was born in Franca, Brazil in 1980. At the age of four he used to strike poses carrying his small guitar. At six, he received a mandolin, which was kept in a very special place in his house. Diego played many instruments before choosing the electric guitar when he was twelve. By the age of fifteen, he was playing theaters and nightclubs throughout Brazil, playing both solo and with many renowned Brazilian musicians.

For a number of years he played in several different groups including Banda Gênese and Squema Seis from Brasília.  He has studied classical guitar, Brazilian popular music and jazz in several different conservatories including Franca, Ribeirão Preto, Tatuí, and Berklee College of Music.

Most recently he has performed with various international artists including Larry Coryell, Ken Peplowski, Gilberto Gil, Joao Bosco, Toquinho, Belchior, French phenom Cyrille Aimée, Hermeto Pascoal, Larry Coryell, Geraldo Azevedo, Sebastião Tapajós, Demônios da Garoa, Vanusa, Renato Borghetti, Osvaldo Montenegro, Jair Rodrigues, Elomar, Toquinho, Tunai, Paulinho da Viola, Nando Cordel, Moraes Moreira, Fafá de Belém, Amelinha, Los Hermanos, Zeca Baleiro, Miyazawa and others.

Besides being a guitar player, Diego is a producer, arranger, orchestrator, multi-instrumentalist and has recently produced and arranged the double album “As várias caras de Drummond” for which Belchior wrote the music for Drummond´s poems, and which was released in CARAS magazine.

With a variety of works already released, Diego is doing shows on the most important stages around the world enchanting and charming the public wherever he goes with his unique touch.

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Quotes
“One of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life”             
 - George Benson

“Diego is a unique musician” 
 - Al Di Meola

Dear Steve and Gabe,
Thank you for all your help with the Cyrille & Diego engagement here at Lehigh. It was positively wonderful. They are really lovely
and generous people as well as being remarkable artists.  Please pass my appreciation on to them for their great performances.
  - Deborah Sacarakis / Director of Programming / Zoellner Arts Center / Lehigh University

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Audio & Video Samples
youtube Diego Figueiredo in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
youtube  Diego Figueiredo Trio Live in Concert in São Paulo Brazil
youtube Diego Figueiredo Duo (hold onto your seat)
youtube Diego solo performing "Stella by Starlight"
youtube Diego Figueiredo wins the Festa Nacional da Música Award in Brazil
youtube Diego solo performing "India"
youtube Diego solo performing "Potpourri do Diego"
youtube Diego solo pereforming "Valsa"
youtube Diego solo performing Asa Branca
youtube Diego Duo performing "Take Five"
youtube Diego Trio performing Aquarela do Brasil

Biography
Diego Figueiredo Biography (pdf)


Hi-Res Photos
Diego Figueiredo Hi-Res #1
Diego Figueiredo Hi-Res #2
Diego Figueiredo Hi-Res #3
Diego Figueiredo Hi-Res #4
Diego Figueiredo Hi-Res #5
Diego Figueiredo Hi-Res #6
Diego Live


Low-Res Photos
Low-Res #1
Low-Res #2
Low-Res #3


Reviews
Guitar World Magazine Review 2015

Artist Home Page
www.diegofigueiredo.com

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Programs Available
Diego Figueiredo Solo
Diego Figueiredo Duo (with either pianist or with percussionist)
Diego Figueiredo Trio (with piano and percussion)
Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski
Diego Figueiredo and special guest Chiara Izzi
Two Guitars - Larry Coryell and Diego Figueiredo


Diego Figueiredo and special guest Chiara Izzi


youtube
Chiara Izzi & Andres Rotmistrovsky "How Sweet It Is"
youtube Chiara Izzi "El Cacerolazo" Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 2012
youtube Chiara Izzi "Just Friends" 2015
youtube Chiara Izzi "Il Pescatore" Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 2012
youtube
Chiara Izzi "Segni del tempo" from the album "Motifs" 2014



Biography
Chiara Izzi Biography (pdf)


Hi-Res Photos
Diego and special guest Chiara Izzi # 1
Diego and special guest Chiara Izzi # 2
Diego and special guest Chiara Izzi # 3
Diego and special guest Chiara Izzi # 4
Diego and special guest Chiara Izzi # 5
Diego and special guest Chiara Izzi # 6

Reviews
All about Jazz Review of "Motifs" - Chiara Izzi
Jazztimes Review of "Motifs" - Chiara Izzi

Artist Home Page
www.chiaraizzi.com


Diego
                              & Ken"The Bossa Nova Wave" Diego Figueiredo & Ken Peplowski
Playing the music of the famous album "Jazz Samba" from 1962 that launched the Brazilian Bossa Nova craze in North America. The orignial album featured Charlie Byrd and Stan Getz.  It was an explosion of Grammy's and Billboard hits including "One Note Samba", "Desafinado", and "Wave".   
Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-ray-doe) is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. He is the winner of several important competitions including the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize. His music is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Diego’s unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers.  Diego has performed in over forty countries around the world.

youtube  Diego Figueiredo Trio Live in Concert in São Paulo Brazil
youtube  Diego Figueiredo Duo (hold onto your seat)

Ken Peplowski
The litany of musicians Ken has collaborated with includes: Mel Torme, Leon Redbone, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, George Shearing,  Madonna,  James Moody, Steve Allen, Woody Allen, and many more. Ken Peplowski has recorded over 50 CDs as a soloist, and 400 as a sideman.
youtube   Ken Peplowski - "Menina Flor"


Diego & Ken Photo #1
Diego & Ken Photo #2




"Two Guitars" featuring Larry Coryell & Diego Figueiredo
One of the most exciting new guitar duos in music today, Larry Coryell & Diego Figueiredo bring a unique new vision to the fusion of jazz, Brazilian and classical to the concert stage.

Larry Coryell - The New Yorker says "the most innovative and original guitarist since Charlie Christian."  Larry has remained in the pantheon of great jazz guitarists for more than forty years. Larry has played with a Who's Who of world-class artists including Al DiMeola, Philip Catherine, Bireli Lagrene, John McLaughlin and many, many more.  So when Larry chose to perform with Diego, you know he totally loved the pairing.

Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-ray-doe) is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. He is the winner of several important competitions including the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize. His music is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Diego’s unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers.  Diego has performed in over forty countries around the world.

Temporary videos - professionally recorded ones coming shortly
youtubeSpain
youtube Vi Jazz & Blues


Diego & Larry Hi-Res # 1
Diego & Larry Hi-Res # 2
Diego & Larry Hi-Res # 3






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