Faraz Chaudry is a Music Education student at Western Illinois University concentrating in Jazz Guitar. A late bloomer in the music world, he received his first guitar as a high school graduation present and began gigging throughout Chicago. Starting off as a singer-songwriter, he was quickly introduced to the world of Jazz while studying with Yale graduate Tom Clippert. This indoctrination process solidified his love for guitar and all things music.
Chaudry was also a founding member of the Chicago-based band Avondale, with whom he played rhythm, sang and wrote songs. This fostered his solo career in which he emulated the styles of John Mayer, Jason Mraz and Adam Duritz. He continues to play in venues throughout Chicago, most notably and regularly at the Goose Island Brewery.
Faraz continues his Jazz studies with Dr. Matthew Warnock and Dr. George Turner. He enjoys listening to and playing in the style of Joe Pass, Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery. However, he has been known to proclaim his continued infatuation with Gypsy Jazz, stating that if he could play in only one style for the rest of his life that would be it.
Faraz plays on a Martin dreadnought, a Gretsch 5120 and an ’89 Heritage Eagle all through an ’86 Roland Cube-60. His four-song EP is available on iTunes and Amazon.com.
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