Guitarist Diego Figueiredo’s music fuses jazz, bossa nova and classical styles into unique interpretations marked by technique and emotion. He has won the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize, released over nineteen albums, three DVDs and several books and has performed in over forty countries around the world.
Born in Franca, Brazil, Figueiredo played many instruments before choosing the electric guitar, and by the age of fifteen was playing theaters and nightclubs throughout Brazil, as a soloist and also with renowned musicians. He went on to study classical guitar, Brazilian popular music and jazz in conservatories including Franca, Ribeirão Preto, Tatuí, and Berklee College of Music.
Figueiredo has shared the stage with such artists as Hermeto Pascoal, Larry Coryell, Geraldo Azevedo, Sebastião Tapajós, Nando Cordel, Moraes Moreira, Fafá de Belém, Amelinha, Los Hermanos, Zeca Baleiro, Miyazawa, among others. He has performed in groups including Banda Gênese and Squema Seis from Brasília.
Most recently Figueiredo tours Brazil and abroad with the singer and songwriter Belchior, and with the French phenom Cyrille Aimée. He produced and arranged Belchior’s double album “As várias caras de Drummond”, released in CARAS magazine.