Diego Figueiredo is a new star of the guitar world. He is only 35, and has released 23 CDs, 3 DVDs, and played in more than 60 contries around the world. He has received awards twice at the Montreux Jazz Competition, and is the winner of the VISA Prize and some others.
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.