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Artur Menezes

Artur Menezes

Heralded as one of GuitarPlayer Magazine's "Top 25 Best New Blues Guitarists," Artur Menezes commands the stage with an electrifying fusion of Brazilian-inspired blues that ignites audiences worldwide. Since the release of his debut album, "Early to Marry," in 2010, Menezes has captivated listeners with his signature blend of fiery, hard-rocking blues and seamless transitions into sultry jazz grooves.

Menezes' Brazilian heritage infuses his music with a unique flavor, setting him apart from his peers. His songwriting prowess shines as he effortlessly navigates between traditional blues and funk-infused rhythms, delivering performances that resonate deeply with audiences.

With his latest album, "Fading Away," produced by the esteemed Josh Smith and featuring a guest appearance from Joe Bonamassa, Menezes solidifies his position as a frontrunner in the new wave of blues guitar heroes. This album serves as a testament to his evolution as both a songwriter and performer, earning him acclaim and recognition on the global stage.

Based in Los Angeles, Menezes is currently gearing up for the release of his highly anticipated new album, having recently signed with a major label. Despite his busy schedule, he continues to tour extensively throughout Europe, the US, and Brazil, enchanting audiences with his unparalleled talent.

Menezes' accolades speak volumes about his musical prowess. From winning the Grand Prize at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival to being honored with the Gibson/Albert King Award for Best Guitarist by the Blues Foundation, his impact on the blues scene is undeniable. He has graced prestigious stages such as the Doheny Blues Festival and shared the spotlight with icons like Joe Satriani and Buddy Guy.

Beyond his performances, Menezes is deeply committed to music education. As a faculty member at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, he imparts his knowledge and passion for the blues to aspiring musicians. Additionally, he offers online courses and masterclasses through platforms like TrueFire and JamPlay, inspiring a new generation of guitarists worldwide.

Menezes' dedication to spreading the blues extends beyond the stage and classroom. As a founding member of "Casa do Blues" (House Of Blues) in Brazil, he advocates for greater accessibility to blues music through free shows, workshops, and lectures. His contributions to the blues community have earned him recognition as a speaker at TEDx, where he shared his experiences and insights with a global audience.

Artur Menezes isn't just a premier blues guitarist; he's a visionary artist whose music transcends boundaries, captivating audiences and leaving an indelible mark on the world of blues. Book him for your next event and experience the magic firsthand.


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