Andre Feriante and The Bohemian Entourage

Andre Feriante and The Bohemian Entourage

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Andre is a world-class classical/Spanish/Flamenco guitarist who was born n Naples, Italy. Andre is well-known for having an innate ability to connect with his audiences and for his remarkable tone that he learned while studying as a Master student with the legendary Andres Segovia.

Biography

Award winning guitarist/composer Andre Feriante gave his first concert in Rome in 1979 and in the past two and half decades he has played in Europe, South America and though out the United States. Seattle-based Feriante is a Segovia-trained guitar artist who brings his sensual, contemporary sound to an otherwise traditional genre. His creative blend of classical, flamenco and Brazilian styles speak to people from all walks of life.

Beneath the surface of the Spanish guitar sound is a current that gives Feriante’s music a certain power, Andre translates his respect and care for his fellow man easily into his music, making it a place where emotions can be released. There is a mysterious quality to his music that transports one into the realms of myth and dream. Feriante was recently interviewed on ‘The Beat’ (Seattle’s NPR affiliate), speaking about the healing qualities of music. Andre’s hope is that the passionate yet meditative qualities of his songs can bring his listeners inward to see our similarities as humans and create more peace and ease in the world.

Andre brings a casual warmth to the stage and a wide variety of styles, you might hear music from Bach to Leonard Cohen, a Jazz standard, a Flamenco improvisation with poetry by Garcia Lorca or Feriante’s original compositions. His musical journey has allowed him to perform counless concerts at theaters, festivals, and clubs over the years. You may have seen him playing at Seattle Hempfest or performing the National Anthem at Seattle’s Key Arena for a Sonics Game.

Andre Feriante was born in Naples, and studied in Madrid and Bogota’ Colombia. He draws on the flamenco traditions of Gypsies of Spain and Italy as well as from classical masters such as Andres Segovia, who recognized his talent and encouraged him early on. Andre had the privilege of studying with Segovia in a Madrid master class in 1983.

Discography


Novella, Ukulele Mosaique

"Novella, Ukulele Mosaique" is an exercise in musical storytelling recorded primarily in one evening. It is an intriguing collection of ten improvisations performed on six different ukulele's crafted by Northwest builder David Poplar.


Bohemian Boulevard BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM 2006

About this release from classical/Flamenco guitarist Andre Feriante, Amazon Reviewer J.W.Nemanich comments, "Seldom have I found a CD as enjoyable. I have listened to it over 100 times and it remains my favorite of the year. The guitar work varies from introspective to joyous. I am sending a copy to all my friends."


The Arithmetic of Vanishing

The Arithmetic of Vanishing is an eclectic singer-songwriter project. The flavor of these songs are both contemplative and emotional. The poetry speaks of both love and the beautiful mysteries of life. Andre's vocal sound has been described as "Andres Segovia meets Leonard Cohen"


Fuego de Luna

The songs included in this CD are his most Spanish and Mediterranean in flavor. The Utne Reader states, "Feriante's solo guitar blends classical and Spanish styles in a manner guaranteed to open the hardest heart".


Incantations

The songs included in this 2001 release are more Classical in flavor and spirit.


Serenade

The songs included in this 1997 release include the Classical, Latin, and New Age genres.


Angelica

The songs included in this 1996 release include the Classical, Latin, Flamenco, and New Age genres.


Remembering You

The songs included in this 1991 release include the Classical, Latin, Flamenco, and New Age genres.