Photos: Diego Figueiredo in Concert

Diego Figueiredo at HCC Ybor City Dec. 8, 2019. Photo by Steve Splane/WUSF.

The virtuoso Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo performed a solo concert at HCC Ybor City on Tampa on Sunday, sponsored by The Tampa Jazz Club. He mixed traditional Brazilian music with Bossa Nova showing off his amazing technique. He finger picks using four long finger nails. (He always a carries an emery board in case he needs an in-concert touch up). He often uses his seemingly double-jointed thumb to play bass lines to accompany himself while his three other fingers run wild. Sounds like two guitarist playing at once! Bob Seymour was the MC. Diego is playing again tonight (Mon. Dec. 9) in Sarasota sponsored by the Jazz Club of Sarasota.  Photos by Steve Splane/WUSF.