Brazilian-born Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-ray-doe) is an extraordinary rising star among the world’s greatest jazz guitarists. His superb technique, timing, and imagination have made him one of the hottest international talents. He has unique skills: first, there is his fingering, as each finger and nail is used as a pick, giving him tremendous speed and varied styles. Secondly, his astounding virtuosity fuses Brazilian, jazz, and classical elements into a style all his own. Finally, there is Diego’s endearing passion in his craft and his joy of music so engaging in his performances.
He has performed with world-class artists including legendary guitarist Larry Coryell, renowned sax/clarinet player Ken Peplowski, Janis Siegel (Manhattan Transfer), João Donato, Roberto Menescal, and Gilberto Gil.
Award winning Italian singer, songwriter Chiara Izzi has been described by Jazz Times as “a talent to be heard, admired and anticipated” after the release of her debut album “Motifs”. Chiara’s sound is based on her own unique interpretation of a fusion of different genres, including jazz, pop and Mediterranean sounds.
Diego Figueiredo will perform with special guest Chiara Izzi at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Thursday, January 10 at 7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.wslr.orgor by calling 800-838-3006.
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
Photo from Fogartyville