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MANZANITA — International jazz star Fareed Haque brings his funk/Latin/soul/jazz band to the San Dune Pub in Manzanita at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.
A prolific guitar player, composer and educator, Haque started his jazz career with fusion pioneer Joseph Zawanil, starred in Paco D’ Rivera’s Cuban Orchestra, toured with Sting and founded the Indo/Latin/Fusion band Garaj Mahal with German bassist Kai Eckhart in 2001.
Mahal took the jazz world by storm, and two years later Guitar Player Magazine named Haque “World Guitar Player of the Year.”
Haque’s Funk Brothers is a loose association of skilled musicians who rotate in and out of the band with a core group. The leader likes how different lineups affect the sound of the band. “That keeps things fresh and fluid,” he said.
This Manzanita performance is associated with the Manzanita Music Festival through the Fareed Haque Music Camp, which takes place Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 18, at the historic Reed House. The camp is for all musicians and includes an intense curriculum focusing on playing together and improvisation.
More information is available at manzanitamusicfestival.org.