Roberto Menescal & Diego Figueiredo

The Best of Brazilian Music

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Last Show: Saturday 30 th November 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Bossa Nova pioneer Roberto Menescal (composer of 'O Barquinho') is joined by fellow Brazilian guitarist, the virtuoso Diego Figueiredo. Between these two great musicians expect a celebration of Brazil's extraordinary musical heritage.

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“Diego Figueiredo is one of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life”. The world needs to listen to his music."

George Benson

Roberto Menescal (born 1937) is a Brazilian composer, record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and pioneer of bossa nova. In many of his songs there are references to the sea, including his best-known composition 'O Barquinho' ('Little Boat'). He is also known for work with Carlos Lyra, Nara Leão, Wanda Sá, Ale Vanzella, and many others. Menescal has performed in Latin music genres such as Música popular brasileira (Brazilian pop), bossa nova, and samba. He was nominated for a Latin Grammy for his work with his son’s bossa group Bossacucanova in 2002 and received the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Special Awards in Las Vegas in November 2013.

Diego Figueiredo is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. He is the winner of several important competitions including the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize. Diego has released over nineteen albums to date, three DVD’s, and several instructional books. His music is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Diego’s unique interpretation, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers. Born in Franca, Brazil, Diego has performed in over forty countries around the world.