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GRAMMY-nominated Diego Figueiredo, an extraordinary star among the world’s greatest jazz guitarists, is joined by vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Ona Kirei, in Side Door.
WHAT CRITICS AND FELLOW MUSICIANS SAY
“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
“Diego Figueiredo is the new Baden Powell.” –Jazzlive (Denmark)
“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
About Diego and Ona
Diego Figueiredo is a new star of the guitar world. He is only 39, has released 26 Cds, 3 DVDs, and has played in more than 60 countries around the world. He is the winner of several important competitions like Montreux Jazz Competition and others. Diego is presenting now his concert “ From the Classical to the Jazz,” a fusion of jazz, bossa nova, and classical music. Diego has a unique interpretation, with a lot of technique, much emotion, and his show has been a great success.
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 uniting technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz. Diego Figueiredo presents the most requested show of Brazilian music.
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.
Diego has collaborated and performed with names like Gilberto Gil, João Bosco, Roberto Menescal, Toquinho, Janis Siegel, Stanley Jordan, Joao Donato, Larry Coryell, Ken Peplowski, Lewis Nash, John Clayton, Cyrille Aimée, Jeff Hamilton, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Cunliffe, Dick Hyman, and many others.
Acclaimed by critics as the newest sensation in the guitar world!
Vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Ona Kirei has an exceptional ability to move the listener's soul with her expressiveness and virtuosity. Her music pushes stylistic boundaries that showcase remarkable compositional and arranging skills while displaying a profound emotional connection that makes it readily accessible to any audience. Her life experience, cultural influences, determination, and deepness, are reflected in her unique voice.
Kirei was born in Barcelona, but she's quite literally a citizen of the world having lived in Spain, India, United Kingdom, and Austria, among other places. She has performed to critical acclaim in venues and festivals across Europe and the United States, winning several national and international awards along the way.
Presented by The Palladium.