Diego Alonso | Flamenco Classical Latin Jazz

Guitar from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$300 - $3000 per event
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About
Diego Alonso is one of the U.S.'s most experienced guitarists specializing in Spanish, Classical, Flamenco, Flamenco Jazz, Latin, and Latin Jazz. He has performed for over 5000 clients and has over 17 years of international performance and teaching experience in over 15 countries. Every year, Diego plays over 300 events including concert venues, library programs, fairs, festivals, house concerts, private events, school assemblies, universities and more. Diego's current bands are his Flamenco Latin Jazz Project, his Flamenco Music & Dance Ensemble, and his Spanish Guitar Duo. As an educator, Diego also lectures at universities across the globe on Flamenco History, Music, and Dance.

Diego Alonso began studying brass instruments at the age of 8 and guitar at age 17. He has been composing, performing, and teaching across the globe since 2002 and has shared the stage with a long list of prominent musicians from all genres of music including Miguel Vargas (flamenco dance), Kinan Abou-Afach (cello and composition), Ale el Cano (flamenco voice), Rocío Márquez (flamenco voice), Chihsuan Yang (violin), Ronnie Malley (oud and vocals), Darwin Noguera (jazz piano), Victor Garcia (jazz trumpet), Alberto Sellés (flamenco dance), Alfonso Cid (flamenco vocals), Las Guitarras de España (world music), Spanish Guitar Duo (Carlo Basile), Chiara Mangiameli (flamenco dance), Alfonso Ponticelli (gypsy jazz), Alvaro Gonzalez (flamenco vocals), Fulcrum Point New Music Project (contemporary classical), and a long etcetera.

As a composer and ensemble performer, Diego has participated in hundreds of highly acclaimed festivals and stages including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gran Teatro de Huelva (Spain), Chicago Flamenco Music Festival, Ciclo Flamenco Otoño (Spain), Instituto Cervantes Stockholm (Sweden), Polski Teatr (Poland), Chicago World Music Festival, American Spanish Dance Festival, Pabst Theater (WI), City Winery, (Chicago), Instituto Cervantes Chicago, and many more.
 
Since 2002 Diego has traveled annually to Spain to study flamenco guitar. In early 2010 he moved to Seville to attended the Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco where he studied under some of flamenco's most respected master educators and performers (Pedro Sierra, Niño de Pura, Paco Cortés, Eduardo Rebollar, Tino Van Der Sman, Javi Gomez, and Pepa Sanchez). Diego graduated with Highest Honors in Flamenco Guitar Performance from the Fundación in 2012. In addition to his studies in flamenco music, Diego has taken a multitude of Master classes and workshops with master guitarists such as Flavio Rodrigues, Jose Luis Rodriguez, and Juan Carmona (flamenco), Denis Azabagic (classical), David Bloom (jazz), John Moulder (jazz), and studied classical guitar for 3 years (Loyola U Chicago). Diego is currently (2019-2020) pursuing his Masters degree in Flamencology (Musicology/Ethnomusicology & Pedagogy in Flamenco) at the Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain).

Diego Alonso is the founder and director of The Diego Alonso Flamenco latin Jazz Project, Spanish Guitar Chicago, and The Sonanta School of Guitar. He plays Richard Bruné and Marshall Bruné custom flamenco guitars and uses a Visesnut flight case and uses a Fishman SA330X PA system.

Member: ACM (American Composers Forum), ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), CMS (The College Music Society)

DO YOU PLAY IN A BAND?
Yes! Here are a few options:

A. Solo Guitar (Classical, Flamenco, Latin-Jazz, and some pop)

B. Duos (Flamenco, Classical, Latin Jazz)
1. Spanish Guitar Duo: Guitar + Guitar
2. Guitar + Violin
3. Guitar + Percusion
4. Guitar + Flamenco Dancer
5. Guitar + Vocals

C. Trios (Flamenco, Classical, Latin Jazz)
1. Guitar Duo + Percussion
2. Guitar Duo + Flamenco Dancer
3. Guitar Duo + Violin
4. Flamenco Trio: Guitar + Dancer + Singer
5. Flamenco Latin Jazz Trio: Guitar + Percussion + Bass

D. Quartets & Quintets
1. Flamenco Music and Dance Ensemble
2. Flamenco Latin Jazz Ensemble

TESTIMONIAL
"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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We hosted a large family-orientated event at our public library. Diego was on time, brought and setup his own equipment, and was very professional. He provided educational information between songs which added to the overall performance. Diego is a very skilled guitarist and his music choices were wonderful for our event. We would hire Diego again in the future.

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Diego Alonso | Flamenco Classical Latin Jazz’s Response:

Thanks a ton for the great review Kristine! :)

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PAST EVENTS
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2019
Sep
21
Celebration
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jan
5
Corporate Function
Rolling Meadows, IL
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Nov
3
Wedding
Des Plaines, IL
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Sep
9
Community Event
Streamwood, IL
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Wedding Packages
Starting at $325
  • Solo Spanish Classical, Flamenco, Latin-Jazz Guitar
Corporate Packages
Starting at $250
  • Spanish Classical, Flamenco, & Latin-Jazz Solo Guitar
Private Event Package
Starting at $250
  • Spanish Classical, Flamenco, Latin-Jazz Solo Guitar
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Please note Diego Alonso | Flamenco Classical Latin Jazz will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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