Fareed Haque Quartet at Notes

While some high profile local jazz artists have already graced the stage at the brand-new Notes, 520 South High in the Brewery District, this week brings the first touring act to the venue. Chicago-based modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque is renowned by the international jazz community for his artful technique and his exploration of myriad styles of jazz, world and electronic music over his 30+ year career. His resume includes gigs and tours with the likes of Joe Zawinul, Sting, Arturo Sandoval, Joe Henderson, Herbie Mann, Bob James, and many more, along with 10 years as a co-founder of jazz-jam group Garaj Mahal. His recent projects include the Flat Earth Ensemble, which blends American jazz with strains of Persian and Arabic traditional music and instrumentation, and MathGames!, his trio that undertakes electronic explorations. For his two performances at Notes, on Friday, September 25th, at 8 & 10pm, Haque will form a quartet with a selection of Ohio all-stars. Cincinnati’s Phil DeGreg, of the long-running band Brasilia, will be featured on keyboards, and Columbus stalwarts Andy Woodson (bass) and Louis Tsamous (drums) will round out the rhythm section. Tickets are available here. This is a great chance to check out this new venue, if you haven’t yet, and experience some world-class jazz. Keep reading for video of a selection of Haque’s exploits:

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