Biography

Fareed Haque (b. 1963) is a fusion guitar virtuoso of Pakistani and Chilean descent.

He is renowned for balancing classical and jazz styles his jam band collaborations including, but not limited to, ones with Paquito D’Rivera, Dave Holland, Sting, Joe Henderson, Lester Bowie, Arturo Sandoval, Robert Walter, Keller Williams, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Kahil el Zabar, Defunckt, Ramsey Lewis, Gabe Noel and more recently with George Brooks on “Summit” and Garaj Mahal.

Haque received the ‘Most Valuable Player’ award at the 2002 High Sierra Music Festival.

He is now a professor of Jazz and Classical Guitar Studies at Northern Illinois University. Fareed’s notable students include Bradley Fish.

“Voices Rising” was his first album on Sting’s Pangea label.

Edited by garpthecat on 14 Oct 2007, 19:31

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