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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 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.

For some years he joined different bands, like Banda Gênese and Squema Seis from Brasília, where he lived for a while.

He has studied classical guitar, Brazilian Popular Music and jazz in conservatories in Franca, Ribeirão Preto and Tatuí.

In 1999, he won first place in a contest in South America, when he was awarded a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music, and when he got all judges amazed with his particular style.

In June 2001, Diego Figueiredo conquered second place in VISA Prize of Instrumental Brazilian Popular Music, receiving high praise from the judges.

He was finalist for the ICATU HARTFORD Prize in Rio de Janeiro and was praised by the judges.

Nowadays he accompanies the singer and songwriter Belchior in tours around Brazil and abroad. He has played and shared the stage with , Hermeto Paschoal, Geraldo Azevedo, Sebastião Tapajós, Demônios da Garoa, Vanusa, Renato Borghetti, Osvaldo Montenegro, Jair Rodrigues, Elomar, Toquinho, Tunai, Paulinho da Viola, Nando Cordel, Moraes Moreira, Fafá de Belém, Amelinha, Los Hermanos, Zeca Baleiro, Miyazawa and others.

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“I have never seen such a creative guitarist with such a clean technique” —Roberto Menescal “Diego Figueiredo is the new Baden Powell” —Jazzlive, Denmark

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