Fareed Haque

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Fareed Haque
Fareed Haque at Green Mill Jazz Club Chicago.JPG
Fareed Haque at Green Mill Jazz Club, Chicago
Background information
Born 1963
Occupation(s) Musician, professor
Instruments Guitar
Labels Blue Note, Owl Studios
Associated acts Garaj Mahal, Flat Earth Ensemble
Website www.fareed.com

Fareed Haque (born 1963) is a fusion guitar virtuoso of Pakistani and Chilean descent.

Raised in Chicago, he studied at North Texas State University and Northwestern University.[1]

He is renowned for bringing classical and jazz styles to his jam band collaborations, including, but not limited to, those with Paquito D'Rivera, Dave Holland, Sting, Joe Henderson, Lester Bowie, Arturo Sandoval, Robert Walter, Keller Williams, The Disco Biscuits, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Kahil el Zabar, Defunckt, Ramsey Lewis, Gabe Noel, Edo Castro and more recently with George Brooks[disambiguation needed] on "Summit" and Garaj Mahal.[2]

Haque received the 'Most Valuable Player' award at the 2002 High Sierra Music Festival.

He is now a professor of Jazz and Classical Guitar Studies at Northern Illinois University. Fareed's notable students include Neal Alger (of Patricia Barber's group) and Bradley Fish.[3]


  • Voices Rising (1988)
  • Manresa (1989)
  • Sacred Addiction (1993)
  • Opaque (1995)
  • Déjà Vu (1997) (a complete cover of the album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album
  • Fareed Haque Plays Classical Guitar (2000)
  • The Poet (2000)
  • Macedonian Blues (2001)
  • Super Guitars with Goran Ivanovic (2004)
  • Cosmic Hug (2005)
  • Quasi-Ethnic Jamband-Esque Pseudo-Jazz (2007)
  • Flat Planet with The Flat Earth Ensemble (2009)


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