Moving easily between jazz and classical guitar, Guitar
                                                 virtuoso Fareed Haque has worked with prominent
                                                 artists including Paquito D'Rivera, Dave Holland, Sting,
                                                Joe Henderson, Joe Zawinul, Cassandra Wilson, Kurt
                                                Elling, Lester Bowie, Arturo Sandoval, Medeski, Martin
                                                and Wood, Kahil el Zabar, Defunckt, Ramsey Lewis, Nigel
                                                Kennedy, Edgar Meyer, Robert Conant, Stephen Stubbs,
                                                Frank Bungarten, members of the Vermeer Quartet and
                                                many symphony orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. He
                                                has performed all of the major guitar concertos, is an
                                                active transcriber of baroque as well as South American
                                                music and has had numerous modern works dedicated
                                                to him. 

Fareed has released nine recordings as a leader: Voices 
Rising and Manresa on Sting's Pangaea label, and Sacred 
Addiction, Opaque, and Deja Vu, on the prestigious Bluenote 
label, as well as Singh Song [Haven] and Cosmic Hug 
[Magnatude]. Haques latest, 'Flat Planet' is available on 
Owl Studios records.

Haque has been featured on WTTW's ArtBeat and Chicago Tonight, Ben Sidran's New Visions, Michelob Presents Sunday Night with David Sanborn on NBC, his own Lonesome Pines special for PBS, and on BET cable jazz channel. Fareed has twice been selected Talent Deserving Wider Recognition in Downbeat magazine. In 1989, Fareed joined the faculty of Northern Illinois University, where he currently holds an associate professorship in jazz and classical guitar studies. 

                                    Born in 1963 to Pakistani father and Chilean mother, extensive
                                    travels, especially long stays in Spain, France, Iran, Pakistan and
                                    Chile, exposed Haque to different musics from a very early age.
                                    This natural eclecticism has become the hallmark of Fareed's
                                    music. The 1981 Recipient of North Texas State University's
                                    Jazz Guitar Scholarship, Haque spent a year studying with renowned jazz guitarist and pedagogue Jack Peterson. Fareed's growing interest in the classical guitar led him to transfer to Northwestern University, where he completed his studies in classical guitar under David Buch, John Holmquist and Anne Waller. 

In 2001 Fareed co-founded the jam super-group Garaj Mahal, 
joined George Brooks' group Summit, featuring Zakir Hussein 
and Steve Smith and continues to record and tour with the 
Fareed Haque Group. More recently Fareed has become a 
staple of the 'Jamband' scene and was voted 'Most Valuable 
Player' at the 2002 High Sierra Music Festival. Garaj Mahal's latest Recording,'Woot' is also released on the Owl Studios label.

In 2004 Fareed premiered his Lahara Double Concerto for Sitar/Guitar and Tabla with The Chicago Sinfonietta, under the baton of maestro Paul Freeman, featuring tabla virtuoso Ustad Zakir Hussain, to whom the work is dedicated. In 2006 Fareed was commissioned to compose a classical guitar concerto for the Fulcrum Point Ensemble. His 'Gamelan Concerto' was premiered in May of '06 at The Harris Theatre in Millenium Park. 

Haque continues to co-lead Garaj Mahal; the jam/jazz/world music group won an Independent Music Award in 07. Voted 'Best World Guitarist' by Guitar Player magazine 2009, Haque continues to tour and record extensively.
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