Fareed Haque (born 1963) is a fusion guitar virtuoso of Pakistani and Chilean descent.

Raised in Chicago, he studied at North Texas State University and Northwestern University.[1]



He is renowned for bringing classical and jazz styles to his jam band collaborations, including, but not limited to, those with Paquito D'Rivera, Dave Holland, Sting, Joe Henderson, Lester Bowie, Arturo Sandoval, Robert Walter, Keller Williams, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Kahil el Zabar, Defunckt, Ramsey Lewis, Gabe Noel, Edo Castro and more recently with George Brooks on "Summit" and Garaj Mahal.[2]

Haque received the 'Most Valuable Player' award at the 2002 High Sierra Music Festival.

He is now a professor of Jazz and Classical Guitar Studies at Northern Illinois University. Fareed's notable students include Neal Alger (of Patricia Barber's group) and Bradley Fish.[3]


  • Voices Rising (1988)
  • The Poet (1988)
  • Manresa (1989)
  • Sacred Addiction (1993)
  • Opaque (1995)
  • Déjà Vu (1996)
  • Macedonian Blues (2001)
  • "Fareed Haque and the flat earth ensemble" (2009)

His nickname is "Freaky Hot"


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