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Diego Figueiredo


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Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-ray-doe) is a new star of the guitar world. He is only 37, and he has released 23 CDs, 3 DVDs, and he has played in more than 60 contries around the world. He is the winner of several important competitions including The Montreux Jazz Competition, and the VISA Prize. Diego is now presenting his new concert “ From Classical to Jazz”. It is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical music. Diego has a unique interpretation, with tremendous techniques, enormous emotion, and his shows have been a great success to all audiences.

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.

Besides being a guitar player, Diego is a producer, arranger, orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist.

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.

Diego 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.

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.


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

“Diego is a unique musician” 
 - Al Di Meola

Up next was a true virtuoso, jazz guitarist Diego Figuierido. Yes, we were all mesmerized by his amazing head of hair. But it was his incredibly fluid and natural performance style, his sense of true enjoyment as he dazzled us and his good-natured entertaining approach that truly grabbed us. Wow. I don’t even know what else to say. Seemingly effortless and thoroughly fabulous.
-    Laura B. Whitmore / Guitar World Magazine

Thank you for all your help with the Diego Figueiredo engagement here at Lehigh. It was positively wonderful. He is really a  lovely and generous person as well as being a remarkable artist.  Please pass my appreciation on to him for his great performance.
  - Deborah Sacarakis / Director of Programming / Zoellner Arts Center / Lehigh University


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Audio & Video Samples
youtube Video for concert producers

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

Diego Figueiredo Biography (pdf)

Hi-Res Photos

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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

Guitar World Magazine Review 2015

Artist Home Page


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

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

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

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

Artist Home Page

                              & 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.

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

youtube   Ken Peplowski - "Menina Flor"

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

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