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June 27, 2019

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Guitarists Stanley Jordan and Diego Figueiredo are performing at the Dirty Dog Jazz Café  June 28 and 29th.

Call 313-882-5299 for tickets and information.

 

 

Born in Chicago, award-winning guitar virtuoso, Stanley Jordan, actually began studying classical piano at age six, but switched over to the guitar at age eleven after he heard the music of Jimi Hendrix who he says “became his biggest influence”.

 

 

As a guitarist, he started performing in soul and rock bands in high school and college where he experimented with the “tapping” technique which he is now famous for.

 

 

He was exploring new territory and developed this technique himself. It involves tapping his fingers on the fretboard of the guitar with both hands which creates a very unique sound. He’s also known for playing two guitars at the same time and simultaneously playing piano and guitar.

 

 

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“Double” guitarist Stanley Jordan

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In 1976, he won an award at the Reno Jazz Festival. At Princeton University, he studied music theory and composition with Milton Babbitt and computer music with Paul Lansky. While at Princeton he played with such notables as Benny Carter and Dizzy Gillespie.

 

 

On his current tour he is playing with another virtuoso guitarist, Diego Figueiredo, see below, who has played for the Dirty Dog audience in the past while performing with French singer Cyrille Aimee, who records with the Detroit based label Mack Avenue Records.

 

 

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Diego Figueiredo was born in Franca, Brazil, in 1980, and at the age of 4, he used to strike poses carrying his small guitar.

 

 

Diego has recorded and performed with big names like Gilberto Gil, João Bosco, Roberto Menescal, Toquinho, Belchior, Fafá de Belém, Angela Maria, Toninho Horta, Larry Coryell, Ken Peplowski, Lewis Nash, John Clayton, Cyrille Aimée and many others.

 

 

Besides being a multi-award winning guitar player, Diego is a producer, arranger, orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist. His music spans many genres. It is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa nova and Classical music. Diego has a unique interpretation, with a lot of technique, and much passion and emotion.

 

 

He has recorded and performed with big names such as Gilberto Gil, João Bosco, Roberto Menescal, Toninho Horta, Larry Coryell, John Clayton, Cyrille Aimée and many others.

 

 

His duet performance with Stanley Jordan is at the Dirty Dog Jazz Café  June 28 and 29th. Call 313-882-5299 for tickets and information.

 

 

 

 

Detroit Public Radio mainstay, Judy Adams, is a pianist, composer and musicologist who hosts a Jazz and contemporary music show on CJAM 99.1FM and guest hosts on WRCJ 90.9FM. She made her mark at WDET 101.9FM where she was program director and daily on-air music host for more than 30 years.

 

 

 

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