Jazz Brunch with Diego Figueiredo and Jeff Hamilton
What's the best way to end JazzFest? A special jazz brunch featuring Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo and drummer Jeff Hamilton!
Figueiredo is a new star of the guitar world. He is only 37 and he has released 23 CDs, 3 DVDs, and 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. Figueiredo has a unique interpretation, with tremendous techniques, enormous emotion, and his shows have been a great success to all audiences.
Brazil continuously fosters new stars that impress and amaze their audiences with their joy and exceptional technique. Figueiredo makes new fans every time he enters the stage, and very few others play the guitar as expressively as he does.
Originality is what Hamilton brings to the groups he performs with and is one of the reasons why he is constantly in demand, whether he is recording or performing with his trio, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, the Clayton Brothers or co-leading the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. As well as recording and performing throughout the world, Hamilton also teaches, arranges and composes.
Hamilton was influenced by Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis, “Philly” Joe Jones and Shelly Manne. In 1974, he got his first big break playing with the New Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. He then joined Lionel Hampton’s Band until 1975 when he, along with bassist John Clayton, became members of the Monty Alexander Trio. He attained a childhood goal in 1977 when he joined Woody Herman and the Thundering Herd, with whom he made several recordings. In 1978, he was offered the position vacated by Shelly Manne in the L.A.4 with Ray Brown, Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida. From 1983 to 1987, Hamilton performed with Ella Fitzgerald, the Count Basie Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney and Monty Alexander. He began his association with the Ray Brown Trio in 1988 and left in March 1995 to concentrate on his own trio.
Sunday, June 30 at 12:00pm
12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106
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