"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)
Diego Alonso is one of Chicago's TOP-RATED Spanish-Style, Classical, Flamenco, and Latin-Jazz guitarist, 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 every year in the U.S., Canada, and internationally.
WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT?
With over 16 years of experience as a professional musician I know what it takes to make your booking go smoothly and your event music sound professional and great! That means top-of-the-line, professional amplification, getting there with plenty of set up time, professional attire, coordination with your other vendors, professional conversation with your clients and guests, and all the gear I need to make it 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! And, while living in Spain I got an excellent education in Spanish Guitar Music from the Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco where I graduated with highest honors in Flamenco Guitar Performance.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU PLAY?
I specialize mostly in Spanish, Classical, Flamenco, Latin-Jazz, but I can play any Pop/Rock tune you'd like! Just let me know your requests and I'll make it happen.
WHAT KIND OF EVENTS DO YOU PLAY?
I play for every kind of event although most clients hire me for weddings, corporate events, private events, house concerts, school concerts, and library concerts.
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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Thanks for visiting my page! I'm looking forward to playing for your event!