Classical and jazz pianist, folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist fluent in genres ranging from pop to flamenco, Gio's shows can hone in on a specific niche or take the listener on a cohesive sonic journey. You may see him performing on the street in torn jeans or at the seat of a grand piano, dressed in a three-piece suit.
Gio is multi-instrumental and plays piano, guitar, accordion, oboe, harmonica, bass guitar, ukulele, hand drums, and various folk instruments, like wooden flutes or the panduri. He first started playing music at the age of six. Born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia (the country, not the state), Gio attended the children's program at the local conservatory, where he studied classical piano and oboe. He moved to the US at the age of 13, where he picked up the guitar, a few other instruments, and began singing - and later continued his musical education with jazz studies. As an adult, Gio played with various bands and has performed as a solo musician as well. Currently, Gio writes and performs folk songs, plays instrumental sets consisting of classical and jazz music, and is a member of the band "So It Goes".
In addition to performing, Gio is a respected teacher with students of all ages around and also hosts The Corner Beet Open Mic on Thursdays at 6pm. For more info about guitar or piano lessons with Gio, see the lessons page.
For booking, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form. EPK and references available upon inquiry. If a booking inquiry is for an audience primarily consisting of people ages 65+, booking must be done through the Affix Group: Gio currently works with them to provide entertainment for senior living communities.