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15May
Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Yoshi's - Jack London Square
Date: May 15, 2018 to May 15, 2018
Where: Yoshi's - Jack London Square, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, California, United States, 94607
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Event Type: Concerts & Music
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Diego Figueiredo (pronounce fig-a-reed-o) 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 DVDs, and several instructional books. His music is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Diegos unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created anexplosion 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 Gnese and Squema Seis from Braslia. He has studied classical guitar, Brazilian popular music and jazz in several different conservatories including Franca, Ribeiro Preto, and Tatu.Most recently he accompanies the singer and songwriter Belchior in tours around Brazil and abroad, as well as with the French phenom Cyrille Aime. He has played and shared the stage with Hermeto Pascoal, Larry Coryell, Geraldo Azevedo, Sebastio Tapajs, Demnios da Garoa,Vanusa, Renato Borghetti, Osvaldo Montenegro, Jair Rodrigues, Elomar, Toquinho, Tunai, Paulinho da Viola, Nando Cordel, Moraes Moreira, Faf de Belm, 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 vrias caras de Drummond for which Belchior wrote the music for Drummonds poems, and which w
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