Fernando Pareta

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Fernando Pareta is an Argentinian guitarist and singer of national and international repute. He grew up in a musical family, listening to his grandfather’s bandoneon, first bandoneon of Horacio Salga’s orchestra. At 9 years of age he started to study guitar, and at 17 he began playing live shows with his band “Fernando Pareta Trio”, performing his own compositions and guitar classics in the top venues of Buenos Aires. He also made radio and TV appearances.

In 2003 his first CD “Fernando Pareta Trío” was released, with original instrumental music mixing rock, blues, funk and some covers. The quality of his music led to him being invited one year later to the Jemfest in Florida, Steve Vai’s fundraising event for the “Make a Noise Foundation”. Fernando played the event from 2004 to 2010, and on June 18, 2010, he headlined one of the two shows for the 10th anniversary of the event, with Vai in attendance.

In 2005, the German ESC Records label included his version of “Brush with the Blues” in the”The Loner – Tribute to Jeff Beck” compilation alongside Scott Henderson, Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen, Steve Lukather, Brett Garsed, John Novello, David Fiuczynski, Billy Sheehan, Gary Willis, Kirk Covington, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Virgil Donati and Derek Sherinian. The same recording was also included on the CD “Get Jazzed” with Randy and Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Lincoln Goines, Scott Henderson, Simon Phillips, John Humprey, John Scofield, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Frank Gambale, Billy Cobham, Michael Landau, Vinnie Colaiuta, Marcus Miller, John Patitucci and others. Both CDs were released around the world and earned excellent reviews from the international press.

In 2009 he released his most recent studio album, “Complicado”, a mix of blues, jazz, rock and funk, with Oscar Pareta on bass, Jota Morelli on drums and Fernando Monteleone on keyboards.
In July 2010 he was one of 14 guitarists participating in the “Guitar Experience” event at the IFT Theater, sharing the stage with some of the most importants artists of Brasil, Chile and Argentina. In 2011, he joined the band AlmaZen, formed by famous Argentinian drummer Daniel Colombres, recording a self-titled album and embarking on a national tour. With AlmaZen he also contributed to the compilation “Tribute to Litto Nebbia” alongside internationally renowned artists such as Leon Gieco, Gustavo Santaolalla, Lito Vitale, Brian Ray, and Pedro Aznar.

In July 2011, he signed a contract with Steve Vai’s Digital Nations label for the international distribution of the “Complicado” CD.

In 2012  and 2013 he performed at the Guitar Experience Festival. In September he traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to do workshops and shows at the prestigious Souza Lima conservatory, also doing interviews for specialized magazines of that country, such as Guitar Loud. In 2013, he returned to Sao Paulo for workshops and demos at the most important South American music trade show ExpoMusic for the company Fuhrmann of Brazil. In January 2013, he played his music at the NAMM Show in Anaheim California, doing shows for T-Rex pedals, Musiquip and Fujigen Guitars. The same year he also signed a contract with Neworld Records for a worldwide “Complicado” CD re-release. In 2014 he did a workshop and a special improvisation group lessons at Conservatorio Souza Lima in Sao Paulo, Brazil and also did shows and product demos for the companies ASK and Fire Custom Shop.

Fernando is currently performing with his own band, giving clinics and demos for different musical product companies, and playing in the band of Otto Avalos (Ricardo Arjon’s violinist). He is also part of the Argentinian funk band “La Groovisima”.