DAVID AMARO          Guitarist

DAVID AMARO

David Amaro is one of the most skilled and versatile guitarists on the music scene. Whether featured in Jazz, Latin, Fusion, Rock, Brazilian or Afro-Cuban settings, he is equally talented as a soloist and an accompanist on a variety of music genres.

A native Californian, David began playing the guitar at the age of nine.  As a teen, he played with rock bands for school functions and regularly at Disneyland. He studied with the master of the seven-string guitar and veteran of the 1930's, George Van Eps.

David has recorded and performed with such notables as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Airto Moreira, Sergio Mendes, Hermeto Pascoal, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Bill Medley, Andy Williams, Stanley Clarke, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, Michel LeGrand, Toots Thielemans, Eumir Deodato, Cal Tjader, Milton Nascimento, Egberto Gismonti, Dori Caymmi, Flora Purim, Dave Grusin, Alphonso Johnson, and many others.

David, who was the first guitarist to blend Jazz, Rock and Brazilian music in his sound and style, plays acoustic, electric, twelve-string and cavaquinho guitars and has been documented on many recordings throughout the years.


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