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Immersive Multi-Instrumental Experience

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Classical and jazz pianist, singer-songwriter, and guitarist fluent in genres ranging from flamenco to blues, Gio has played at venues like the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Dazzle, and Newman Center for the Performing Arts, and continues to wow audiences across Colorado.

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.

During that time, Gio played whatever instrument he could: the accordion in grandpa's basement, hours of bus stop harmonica practice, a borrowed bass that a friend had no room for, a thrift store mandolin that was too cheap to pass up...

After seeing Marty McFly shred Johnny B Goode in "Back to the Future", Gio obsessed over the guitar, first learning dozens of classic rock solos and later getting enamored by flamenco and jazz. Then, at a now-defunct coffee shop, his entire world was rocked attending his first open mic.

 

Inspired by the captivating songwriters there, Gio began writing his own eclectic songs, which developed into elaborate arrangements that came to life in his crowdfunded record "Songs of Life and Death". The live theatrical counterpart (involving the now trademark Wizard persona, which has a story of its own) debuted at the Denver Performing Arts Complex last year.

In addition to performing as a singer-songwriter, Gio studied Jazz Piano at MSU Denver and continues pushing boundaries of instrumental music, playing private and public concerts that consist of sublime classical pieces, tasteful arrangements of jazz tunes, and energetic flamenco numbers.

For booking, see the Booking Page. EPK and references available upon inquiry.

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MUSIC

Promo Video
Showcasing my work as Classical/Jazz pianist,
Flamenco guitarist,  and  singer-songwriter

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"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!

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