Diego Figueiredo & O Som Do Jazz
Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 PM
Side Door at the Palladium Theater
Presented by EMIT
“Diego Figueiredo is one of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life. The world needs to listen to his music”. (George Benson)
“I have seen and played with many wonderful guitar players like Joe Pass or Baden Powell, but no one is like Diego. His ability and swing are unique”. (Flora Purim)
Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo is an extraordinary fast-rising star in the jazz world and his superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names on the scene today. He is only 35, and he has release 23 CDs, 3 DVDs, and he has playing in more than 60 countries around the world. He is winner of several important competitions like Montreal Jazz Competition, VISA Prize and others. A brilliant musician, Diego keeps the traditional essence of Brazilian music and at the same time is extremely virtuosic, modern and innovative. His concerts unite technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz.
6-piece group O Som Do Jazz features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and a crew of exceptional musicians skilled in Brazilian styles and jazz. In the concert, Diego Figueiredo will first perform solo and then join O Som Do Jazz for a very special evening of Brazilian Bossa Nova and samba-jazz at the Side Door!