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Guitarra Azul / Bio

Guitarra Azul is...

World Class Musicianship...
Spirited Dance...
Irresistable Rhythm...
Unforgetable Melodies...

A Sensual, Smoldering Performance of inspired Music and Dance...

A Danceable, Interactive, Joyous Celebration of Life!

Guitarist and Composer Stefano is a former child prodigy who comes from a Musical Family. As a performer Stefano is known for his Dynamic Stage Presence and Brilliant Technique. He has appeared across the US and Europe as Solo Recitalist, Concerto Soloist,Chamber Musician, and as Half of the Renown “Edwards-Simmons Guitar Duo”.

Stefano holds a Bachelors Degree from De Paul University in Chicago, where he studied under guitar legend Leon Borkowski and persued Master of Music studies as a scholarship student under master teacher Mark Maxwell. Stefano has also studied with guitar masters Pepe Romero, Christopher Parkening, Denis Azabagic, Douglas Neidt, and Robert Guthrie. He was runner up in the American Society of Musicians Guitar Competion.

Stefano has been featured in performances with many notable artists, including flamenco guitar master Carlos Montoya, violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer, and legendary jazz pianist George Shearing. He has also been active in theatre productions, most notably The Goodman Theatre’s production of Federico Garcia-Lorca’s “Yerma” and Light Opera Work’s production of “Man of La Mancha”. His Recordings have been featured on WFMT fine arts radio in Chicago and on Radio France.

Stefano is a prolific composer for both film and live theatre, as well as his beautiful compositions for Guitarra Azul’s debut CD “Mariposa” second release "Oasis" and Guitarra Azul's latest CD "Lotus Flower".

Guitarra Azul is a group of immense Talent, Creativity, and Charisma featuring the Brilliant Talents of David Chiriboga, Bassist Antonio Mhoon, Percussionists Ruben Alvarez, Javier Saume, Miguel Cascio, and Jose Montejano.... In Live Performance Guitarra Azul can Electrify an Audience at one Moment... and send you floating on a Cloud of Musical Bliss the next Moment... The 3 Albums of Guitarra Azul are mini masterpieces... filled with Delight...
See this Wonderful Band soon.... You'll be Glad you did.

General Info

Band Members
Stefano-Guitar, Howie Kantoff-Percussion, David Chiriboga-Guitar, Joshua Ramos-Bass, Javier Saume-Percussion, Jose Montejano Percussion
Artist Name
Guitarra Azul
Home Page
Active Since
World / Flamenco / Latin Jazz

Contact Info

Chicago, IL

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