Fareed Haque Group at The Cubby Bear- 6/18

8 Jun

Name some fantastic guitarists. A music aficionado may mention names like Elmore James, Robert Johnson and Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straits), but, even the most ignorant music fans can name Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. The list of top guitarists is certainly not set in stone, and attempting to narrow down the top 50 or 100 is completely arbitrary and practically impossible. But, in the select world of fantastic guitarists, some inevitably fall between the cracks. One example is Fareed Haque.

Fareed Haque; That may be the coolest guitar in the world (Photo Credit: Brad Walseth: http://www.jazzchicago.net/reviews/2008/FareedH.html

Who is Fareed Haque? Let me go through some of his credentials. He has received multiple Chicago Music Award nominations for his contributions to World Music. He was named the Best World Guitarist 2009 by Guitar Player Magazine. And, he has been selected twice as a Talent Deserving Wider Recognition by Downbeat Magazine. I agree with Downbeat Magazine.

At 8:30 p.m., on June 18, Haque will bring his eclectic Group to The Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison, Chicago. If you are in the area I really urge you to check the concert out.

Haque lives in Illinois, and in addition to being an accomplished musician and composer, he also is a professor of jazz and classic guitar at Northern Illinois University. His band features diverse instrumentation, including guitar, electronics, tabla, keys and numerous percussion instruments.

Haque will also treat guests to a special performance of jazzed-up rendition of Crosby Still and Nash’ “Déjà vu” from Haque’s days as a Blue Note artist.

Check Out Haque:

Website: www.fareed.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/fareedhaquegroup

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