Felipe Guezzo is a Toronto-based guitarist and composer whose influences and experiences cross genres and borders.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, at a young age he was given an old guitar with just a couple of strings and his love affair with music began. In the vibrant bars and clubs of Rio, Felipe honed his skills.
“my childhood in South America was musically rich, from Samba to Hip Hop, music was everywhere”
At the age of eighteen, Felipe decided to continue his musical journey and travelled abroad. He bought a ticket to London, England where he soaked up diverse cultures and continue to develop his style; bluesier, jazzier, more rock ‘n’ roll.
“I was exposed to a wide range of styles which I embraced and fused with my own”
Felipe performed with bands as well as solo all over London, while sharing his passion for music as a guitar teacher. Felipe has worked with students of all ages and abilities.
After his years in London, Felipe once again crossed the Atlantic to pursue a degree in music at York university. Since graduating, Felipe has made Toronto his home and gigs and teaches in the GTA.