Diego Alonso is one of Chicago's top rated Spanish, Classical, Flamenco, and Latin-Jazz solo guitarists for weddings, corporate events, house concerts, and private events. He is trusted by over 1000 clients and with hundreds of 5-Star rave reviews! Although new to GigMasters, Diego is a veteran guitarist with over 10 years of music education and over 16 years of professional performance experience nationally and internationally. He plays over 300 private and public events in reception halls, hotels, restaurants, corporate offices, private homes, and more every year in the U.S., Canada, and internationally. Diego Alonso performs as pat of a Duo (2 guitarists) and Trio (A. 2 guitarists and percussion, B. guitar, percussion, & bass or keyboard, C. guitar, Flamenco dance, and singer).
WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT?
With over 16 years of experience as a professional musician I know what it takes to make your event go smoothly and your music sound professional and great! I have played at virtually every venue in and around Chicago and feel very confident with every venue's unique situation. I provide top-of-the-line, professional amplification, guarantee that I will get to your event with plenty of set up time, wear professional attire, coordinate with your other vendors, engage in professional conversation with your clients and guests, and bring all the gear I need to make everything happen effortlessly. I've also had the unique fortune of having lived in Seville, Spain for 3 years, where I performed Spanish guitar 2-4 nights/week nearly every week! While living in Spain I got an excellent education in Spanish Guitar Performance from the Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco where I graduated with highest honors in Flamenco Guitar Performance.
DO YOU PLAY ONLY AS A SOLOIST?
I also play with my Duo, Trio, or Quartet for larger events (see "Ensemble Option" below). I'm happy to speak with you to make sure we have the best choice for your event so feel free to reach out to me any time and I'll call or email you back!
A. Solo Guitar (Classical, Flamenco, Latin-Jazz, and some pop)
B. Duo Ensembles
1. Guitar + Guitar
2. Guitar + Violin
3. Guitar + Percusion
4. Guitar + Flamenco Dancer
5. Guitar + Vocals
C. Trio Ensembles
1. Guitar Duo + Percussion
2. Guitar Duo + Flamenco Dancer
3. Guitar Duo + Violin
4. Flamenco Trio: Guitar + Dancer + Singer
5. Spanish/Latin Jazz Trio: Guitar + Percussion + Bass
D. Larger Ensembles
1. Flamenco Ensemble
2. Spanish/Latin-Jazz Ensemble
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"Diego was an absolute pleasure to work with! As a wedding planner, working with a ceremony musician who is at the top of his game musically AND professionally makes my stress level diminish considerably, and Diego was both of those things. The music was BEAUTIFUL; and his communication, timeliness, and overall professionalism were so appreciated. I would highly recommend him!" --Emily @ Five Grain Events (Chicago)
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