Gio is a multi-instrumental musician based in Denver
Classical and jazz pianist, singer-songwriter, and guitarist fluent in genres ranging from blues to flamenco, Gio's shows can hone in on a specific niche or take the listener on a cohesive sonic journey.
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Classical and jazz pianist, singer-songwriter, and guitarist fluent in genres ranging from flamenco to blues, Gio's shows can hone in on a specific niche or take the listener on a cohesive sonic journey.
Born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia (the country, not the state), Gio studied classical piano and oboe through the Tbilisi State Conservatory. The rippling socioeconomic effect of the Soviet Union's collapse, as well as continued occupation of his country by Russia, eventually led Gio's family to relocate to the US. After changing continents, he picked up the guitar, a few other instruments (including accordion, harmonica, bass guitar, flute, and mandolin), studied jazz, and began writing and singing eclectic songs. Gio still loves instrumental music, playing private and public concerts that consist of classical pieces, arrangements of jazz tunes, and his take on flamenco.
In 2020, just before Covid-19 hit, Gio was able to crowdfund $6,121 to record his debut album "Songs of Life and Death". These songs have been described as "Foresty Old-World Folk, with Funky Neo-Soul Moments" and feature Gypsy and Latin sensibilities, as well as drawing from Gio's influence as a Classical and Jazz musician. The album was celebrated at the Denver Performing Arts Complex upon release with a theatrical performance of the music and you can listen to it on all platforms.
For booking, see the Booking Page. EPK and references available upon inquiry.
Showcasing my work as Classical/Jazz pianist,
Flamenco guitarist, and singer-songwriter
"Songs of Life and Death" is out now on all platforms! The album has a live show component which is a musical performance art piece, featuring a 6-piece band, that we performed at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, featuring myself performing the songs in costumes as the Wizard, the Bard, and the Addict to immerse the audience in the thematic content of the album. Stay tuned for future iterations!