Past Meetup

ANDRE FERIANTE classical, flamenco, Brazilian guitarist/vocal

Details

Have seen him perform..10% off for my group....$35. Andre also performs at local winerys...Let's meet for HH at Heathman at 5:30 - 5:45
meet at 7:15 at KPC. Show time is 7:30
& HH after at 212 Central

Must call 425 893-9900 give code 'meetup' to get discount & Elizabeth will assign you a seat in my reserved section. I have seat 12 Row H Mention Seattle Jazz group/Beverly

Andre Feriante - After over 20 years of performing and recording, award-winning virtuoso guitarist Andre Feriante has left his musical mark on the classical, world music and fusion scenes. A cross-over artist in the vein of YoYo Ma or Sting, his performance program represents a bold but fluid musical fusion, featuring music from Bach to Leonard Cohen, flamenco improvisation to jazz standards, and even poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca, Rumi and Feriante himself

Beginning with his first concert in Rome in 1979, Seattle-based, award winning, Segovia-trained guitar artist/composer Andre Feriante has performed for over three decades in Europe, S. America and throughout the U.S., bringing his sensual, contemporary sound to an otherwise traditional genre. His creative blend of classical, flamenco and Brazilian styles, speaks to people from all walks of life. In recent years Feriante has garnered rave reviews for applying his innovative approach and guitar mastery to the ukulele and the nylon stringed banjo. In concert he will take you on an inspiring musical journey with original music, classical and jazz standards, vocals in Italian, and poetry over guitar. He is well known for his calm and relaxed stage presence and for his ability to connect in a deep emotional way with his audience. He has released 13 solo recordings in his career; the latest 2 albums are 'Novella, Ukulele Mosaique' and 'Beatles Masquerade'. Andre's hope is that the passionate and sometimes meditative qualities in his song can bring his listeners inward to see our similarities as humans and create more peace and ease in our world.

Born in Naples, Italy, Feriante spent his formative years between Southern Italy and Manziana, a village just outside Rome. He announced his intentions to be a flamenco guitarist & worked and saved to buy his first instrument. At 13, he began studying at the Overseas School of Rome. By 16, he was already performing the works of Bach, Vivaldi, Albeniz and Scarlatti, & by 18, he launched his musical career, playing concerts in Rome, Berlin, North & South America. He continued his studies with world-renowned classical guitarists Andres Segovia and Jose Tomas (Segovia’s assistant) in Madrid, Henry Rivas in Bogota, Columbia, and Leon Atkinson in New York.

Since moving to Seattle in the 1980s, Feriante has established himself as a Northwest favorite, having performed throughout Sound area in public and private concerts for a virtual “Who’s Who of Seattle.” His music has been featured on “Hearts of Space,” the No. 2 music program on NPR. This year Feriante was picked for MSN’s celebrity feature, “12 Sexy Bald Men,” along with Andre Agassi, Seal, Vin Diesel, Taye Diggs and Patrick Stewart, among others. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Feriante currently hosts “La Guitarra,” on Classic King FM 98.1, the Arts Channel.

Besides his much-anticipated annual performance at
Benaroya Hall, Feriante has played a wide variety of venues including The King Cat Theatre (where he opened for Olita Adams and David Benoit), The Frye Art Museum, The Paramount Theater, and the Key Arena, where he performed the National Anthem for the Seattle Sonics.
Feriante recently performed with the Northwest Symphony at Benaroya Hall with “Heart” and “Alice and Chains.” And this year also marked his 10th anniversary Valentine’s concert at Benaroya.

Festival appearances include the Maui Music Festival, Seattle Folklife Festival, Seattle Hempfest and Bumbershoot. And Feriante headlined at “La Festa di Manziana” in Rome. He makes regular appearances on Seattle radio and television and was featured on the Classical King FM Compilation Natural Symphony CD, as well as on the Tigerbreath label with Ottmar Liebert, Craig Chaquico and others. He also played at Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia, and for Jose Carreras at special fundraising receptions at Carnegie Hall and Benaroya Hall to benefit the Jose Carreras Leukemia Foundation.

Feriante’s eleven albums have consistently charted within the top 10, and his album, Bohemian Boulevard (http://www.andreferiante.com/music.html), debuted at No. 1 on the world and ambient radio charts. It remained in the top 20 for 5 months and then went on to win “Best World Album” in the New Age Reporter’s 2006 Lifestyle Awards.

A seasoned, expressive performer whose style is as elegant as it is conversational, Feriante's innovative and effortless style appeals to any ear with a love and passion for music. He has dedicated his life to his art, and his ability to communicate through sound never fails to lead his audience on an emotional journey that is as deeply personal as it is universal.

Critics, Fans, & Colleagues

"His musicianship is sensitive, articulate, pleasing and entirely in accord with his own music. One does not always find this sort of harmony on the concert platform."
- R.M. Campbell, Seattle PI Music Critic

"Feriante's music is full of lyricism and reflection... I'm not surprised he's gaining national and international recognition." - Peter Donnelly, Pres., Seattle Corporate Council for the Arts

"Muy bien... wonderful tone." - Andres Segovia

"Andre Feriante and The Bohemian Entourage produced a unique blend of classical, flamenco, opera, contemporary and world musics...elegant, and compelling. Feriante's guitar truly sings..."
- Harriet Bullitt

"Andre Feriante takes the genre to a whole new level..."
Best local musician. - Seattle Magazine

"From his guitar to your heart." - AOL Cityguide Starla Smith

"Extraordinary touch... exquisite musicianship, authenticity and innate sense of tase."
- Willamette Week, Portland

"Andre Feriante’s lyrics have been compar- ed to leonard Cohen, his sound to Andres Segovia and his looks to a genetic mix of Andre Agassi, Nicholas Cage and Eminem." - Digital City

"Feriante's music is soothing and romantic with the fiery undercurrent of flamenco."
- Latin Style

"The rhythms and romanticism of Spain come alive when he takes the stage"
- Maui Music Festival

"Feriante is a master at painting musical pictures." - Victory Review

"Feriante's solo guitar blends classical and Spanish styles in a manner guaranteed to open the hardest heart." - The Utne Reader

"There is a soulful satisfying purity to his music... his style is so perfect... played with a surgeon's touch and a poet's soul." - The Sounding Board - R J Lannan