Ian Faquini


Brazilian composer, guitarist, and vocalist. Born in Brasília and has lived in Berkeley, California, since the age of eight. Graduate of the renowned Berkeley High School Jazz program. His mentor, Brazilian composer Guinga, inspired Faquini to pursue a career in music, drawing on the rich musical traditions of his Brazilian heritage. Went on to study at the California Jazz Conservatory (CJC) in Berkeley and, immediately after graduating, joined the CJC faculty. Also on the faculty at California Brazil Camp. Faquini has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Brazil and the United States, and has shared the stage and recording studio with such names as Guinga, Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Spok, Lee Konitz, Fleurine, among many others.