Centenary Stage Company continues its annual January Thaw Music Festival with Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski: The Bossa Nova Wave. The performance will take place at the Lackland Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m.
“Diego Figueiredo is one of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life. The world needs to listen to his music,” raves fellow legendary guitarist George Benson. Figueiredo’s superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names right now. He has studied classical guitar, Brazilian popular music and jazz in several different conservatories, including: Franca, Ribeirão Preto, Tatui and Berklee College of Music. Figueiredo’s incredible technique, combined with his unique interpretation and emotion, has impacted fans and concert goers in more the 60 countries around the world.
Centenary Stage Company’s January Thaw Musical Festival will feature these two virtuoso musicians, Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski, as they bring to life the music of the famous album "Jazz Samba.” In 1962, Antonio Carol Jobim wrote the songs “The Girl from Ipanema”, “Corcovado” and “Wave.” April of that same year, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd’s famous album, “Jazz Samba,” hit #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart. This new musical sensation crafted an explosion of Grammy and Billboard hits that launched the Brazilian Bossa Nova craze in North American. The Jan. 18 concert will highlight Figueirdo and Peplowski as they recreate the music from this album and this era in their own special way.