"Best World Guitarist"

Guitar Players Magazine 2009
Readers’ Choice Award

Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation. Haque has toured and recorded with Joe Zawinul, Billy Cobham, Dave Holland, Paquito D’Rivera, Sting, Zakir Hussain, Bob James, Joe Henderson and many others, in addition to co-leading groups with Tony Monaco, Paul Wertico, Goran Ivanovic, Garaj Mahal, and The Chicago Immigrant Orchestra. Haque has released numerous albums as a leader, in jazz, classical, world music and fusion styles, and is the recipient of numerous accolades and awards including Best World Guitarist, Guitar Player Magazine 2009, 2004 Acoustic Album of the Year, 2007 Independent Music Award, and Best New World Music Group in Chicago Reader Poll 2020.

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There’s an argument to be made that Haitian-American guitarist-composer Frantz Cassus (1915-1993) was one of the most overlooked figures in modern classical music. By fusing the European classical tradition with Haitian folk elements, the “father of Haitian classical guitar” developed a distinctive vocabulary on his instrument that was at once full of contrapuntal complexity and teeming with driving rhythm. Those qualities caught the ear of Chicago-based Fareed Haque, a modern guitar virtuoso who has tirelessly explored the realms of jazz, funk, fusion,Latin, world music and classical over the past four decades.

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Sessions from Studio A

Fareed Haque’s latest album CASSEUS!  is a re-imagining of works by Haitian-American composer Frantz Casseus. Hear music from the new album performed live in Studio A and our interview with Fareed Haque and special guest Paul Wertico, seven-time Grammy winning…

WORT 899.FM Fareed Haque On Jazz In Flight

On Thursday’s Jazz In Flight host Matt Marcus interviewed Fareed Haque, who is playing with Goron Ivanovic at the North Street Cabaret on Friday March 10. Fareed talked about his upcoming shows, as well as composing and recording during pandemic.…