Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
”From Classical to Jazz”
Guitarist, producer, arranger, orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist Diego Figueiredo performs his new concert “From Classical to Jazz.” It is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical music. Diego offers a unique interpretation, with tremendous techniques and enormous emotion. With a variety of work 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.
$25 General Admission
Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-ray-doe) is a new star of the guitar world. At 37, he has released 23 CDs, 3 DVDs, and has played in more than 60 countries around the world. He is the winner of several important competitions including, The Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize.
Diego Figueiredo was born in Franca, Brazil, in 1980, and at the age of 4, he used to strike poses carrying his small guitar. At six, he got 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, playing in theaters and local pubs, revealing the great art of improvising and harmonizing. At 15, he conquered theaters and nightclubs in many different Brazilian states, playing solo or with renowned musicians.
Brazil continuously fosters new stars that impress and amaze their audiences with their joy and exceptional technique. Diego Figueiredo makes new fans every time he enters the stage, and very few others play the guitar as expressively as he does.
Having received awards twice at the Montreux Jazz Festival as one of the greatest guitarists in the world, Diego Figueiredo performs one amazing concert after another. He has recorded and performed with big names like Gilberto Gil, João Bosco, Roberto Menescal, Toquinho, Belchior, Fafá de Belém, Angela Maria, Toninho Horta, Larry Coryell, Ken Peplowski, Lewis Nash, John Clayton, Cyrille Aimée and many others. diegofigueiredo.com