Spanish Guitar Duo/Trio | Flamenco Classical Latin Flamenco Duo from Chicago, IL

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WINNER OF GIGMASTER-THE BASH "TOP GUITAR DUO" FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS!!!!

The Spanish Guitar Duo has performed classical, flamenco, Latin jazz, and fusion music for hundreds of private & public events including house concerts, weddings, corporate events, flamenco school assemblies, and public concerts for over 20 years. Uniqueness, elegance, and artistry are at the heart of the Spanish Guitar Duo and are what has made this duo winner of The Bash/Gigmaster's "TOP GUITAR DUO" for 6 straight years.

The Duo features Diego Alonso (guitar) and Carlo Basile (guitar) as well as optional guest percussionists, flamenco dancers, violinists, bassists, and more from the renown ensemble, Las Guitarras de España. The Spanish Guitar Duo has traveled to over 15 countries to perform, teach, and collaborate with artists from across the globe and continues to actively travel for performances. Other instrumentation is also available depending on our event's needs.

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BIOGRAPHIES
Diego Alonso: Guitarist
Diego Alonso graduated with highest honors in flamenco guitar performance from the Fundación Cristina Heeren in Seville, Spain where he lived and performed professionally for 3 years. He specializes in flamenco, flamenco jazz, classical, Latin, and Latin jazz guitar music and has appeared on ABC, Chicagoing, NBC, NPR, RTVE (Spanish TV station), Actualidad (Spanish Radio), PBS, CBS and more. Diego also has a Masters Degree in Flamencology and, as an expert lecturer on Flamenco history, music, and dance, travels across the country to give lectures and presentations on the topic.

Over the past 17 years Diego Alonso has performed and taught in over 15 countries and has participated in hundreds of highly acclaimed festivals and stages including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gran Teatro de Huelva (Spain), Chicago Flamenco Music Festival, Ciclo Flamenco Otoño (Spain), Instituto Cervantes Stockholm (Sweden), Polski Teatr (Poland), Chicago World Music Festival, American Spanish Dance Festival, Pabst Theater (WI), City Winery, (Chicago), Instituto Cervantes Chicago, and many more.

He has shared the stage with a long list of prominent musicians from all genres of music including Miguel Vargas (flamenco dance), Kinan Abou-Afach (cello and composition), Ale el Cano (flamenco voice), Rocío Márquez (flamenco voice), Chihsuan Yang (violin), Ronnie Malley (oud and vocals), Darwin Noguera (jazz piano), Victor Garcia (jazz trumpet), Alberto Sellés (flamenco dance), Alfonso Cid (flamenco vocals), Las Guitarras de España (world music), Spanish Guitar Duo (Carlo Basile), Chiara Mangiameli (flamenco dance), Alfonso Ponticelli (gypsy jazz), Alvaro Gonzalez (flamenco vocals), Fulcrum Point New Music Project (contemporary classical), and a long etcetera.

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Carlo Basile: Guitarist
Carlo Basile has a Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from NEIU. He studied for 7 years with Anne Waller (head of the Northwestern University guitar program). Basile also travelled to Spain a number of times to study flamenco in Andalusia with guitarists Luis Ruiz, Jose Luis Rodriguez, and Flavio Rodriguez. Additionally, Basile has visited over 30 countries to perform, teach, and study ethnic music.

Basile has taught Spanish guitar workshops in places such as Chang Mai (Thailand), Cebu (Philippines), and Hanoi (Vietnam). He has performed and collaborated with noted artists such as Kinan Abou-afach (Syria), Morikeba Kouyate (Senegal), Sara Ranganathan (India), and Flavio Rodriguez (Spain/Brazil).

Over the past 12 years, Basile has worked with Las Guitarras de España, a Spanish guitar-influenced world music ensemble which he founded. The ensemble has released 5 CDs to critical acclaim and has performed throughout the US for concerts, universities and major festivals such as SXSW. The Chicago Tribune has recently dubbed the ensemble's new work as “brilliant.” Basile's guitar work has been featured in various commercial radio and television spots. Most recently, Basile has composed and performed music for theater including Steppenwolf and Lookingglass Theaters. Basile was the featured musician in the Lookingglass Theater production of “Rick Bayless in Cascabel.” In that work, Basile was referred to as a “masterful guitarist” by a review in the Chicago Sun-Times.

"Carlo Basile, a masterful guitarist, filled the room with gorgeous melodies" (Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times). "One of the guitar virtuosos on this planet!" (Rick Kogan, WBEZ).
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Wedding Reception

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We cannot say enough how wonderful Diego and Carlos were at our July 5th wedding! We had family in town from Spain for the celebration and they were so touched by the gesture, and more importantly thought their music was fantastic. Diego was incredibly professional, and accomodating, and together they truly made our wedding magical. I'm sure someone in our family will be hiring him soon for their next party! Best, Samantha & Ignacio Navascues

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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I found Carlo & Diego online through Gigmasters and from my first contact with Carlo, my experience was nothing short of great. I was throwing a party for my mother's birthday and expected about 40 guests. Carlo and Diego were not only utmost professionals beforehand in planning and organizing with me, but once there, they created an incredible atmosphere, playing an array of music to fit the mood and audience, from Spanish guitar to a flamenco version of Happy Birthday, and even tango for the tango crowd. The quality of the sound was also superb. I could not be happier with the experience of hiring Carlo and Diego and with their memorable contribution to the event.

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Corporate Function

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These guys were so so great. I didn't have to worry about what they'd play and when we had a 15 min delay in beginning the program they came and asked me whether.they should keep playing a few more minutes in the meantime. I really hope others in attendance at the event hire them for their events.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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The best decision I made in planning our event was hiring Carlo and David. Their talent, song selection, understanding of the audience, understanding of the venue, understanding of the event itself and what it called for, their ability to conform to the environment in which they played (which was a tropical jungle in Mexico with no electricity) all coupled with an amazing attitude and desire to give my guests the best performance possible made our wedding the most raved about event we or any of my guests have ever been to. We can not thank them enough!

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Christening

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We couldn´t have been more pleased with Carlo´s performance. He was professional and accommodating during every step of the booking process and most importantly he added the perfect musical backdrop for our event. We had my husband´s family and friends from Spain in town to help us celebrate and his music was highly regarded by all of them - a true testament to just how talented he is! We also gave a copy of his CD to each of our guests as a thank you gift, which they LOVED - I would definitely suggest this. Highly recommended and I would not hesitate to book Carlo or through Gig-masters again.

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Wedding Reception

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Las Guitarras/Spanish guitar duo made my wedding a really magical night. The sound was amazing! Vocals, guitars, cello and percussion all sounded great. I had quite a few musicians as guests who were blown away by the quality and talent. This band has such a wide range and pull off soft and calm as effortlessly as energetic and exciting! And of course when the percussionist added some flamenco dancing to the evening everyone was mesmerized and truly entertained. They were really so professional, so flexible and so so fun. I cannot say enough about how pleased we were with our choice! I would highly recommend this band for your next event!

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Anniversary Party

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We could not have been more delighted with the music provided by Carlo & Diego. They performed a variety of classical Spanish guitar music pieces and even took a request to play a piece by the Gipsy Kings. Their music was absolutely beautiful & they are wonderful guitar players! We received many amazing comments & inquiries from our guests including the guests of honor on how much the enjoyed the music. Thank you Carlo & Diego for helping us create this beautiful memory for my brother and his wife on the their anniversary!

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Wedding Reception

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They did a great job! Was just perfect for our event.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Carlo and Diego were a fantastic addition to our outdoor event. Their music is simply beautiful and it added a chic and elegant vibe to our celebration. Guests commented on how much they enjoyed the performance. Can't wait for the next occasion to hire them again!

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Wedding Ceremony

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The Spanish Guitar Duo was wonderful! They were very easy to work with and very professional. They helped make our wedding special and one of a kind! I would recommend them to anyone!

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2019
Mar
13
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chicago, IL
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Sep
15
Wedding Reception
Plymouth, IN
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Sep
1
Wedding
Arlington, VA
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2018
Jun
23
Private Party
Windsor, ON
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Jun
3
Wedding Reception
Plainfield, IL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
May
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chicago, IL
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
May
13
Birthday Party (Adult)
Barrington, IL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Feb
11
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Chicago, IL
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
May
28
Birthday Party (Adult)
Toronto, ON
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Nov
24
Family Reunion
Chicago, IL
9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2015
Oct
23
Rehearsal Dinner
Chicago, IL
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Oct
10
Wedding
Glen Ellyn, IL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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