Jim Falbo, Guitarist
Jim Falbo is an eclectic and accomplished classical/acoustic guitarist, composer, instructor, performer, and music arranger from St. Paul.
Jim's music has been featured on Classical MPR 99.5 KSJN and 88.5 KBEM Jazz radio throughout Minnesota. Jim started playing guitar at the age of 11 after growing up listening to Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, and many 90's alternative bands on the radio. His love of many forms of music developed into a passion for classical and acoustic guitar, when he studied with guitarist Dean Harrington at K & S Conservatory of music. Jim has received shining reviews and is well known as a "guitarist’s guitarist" from audiences and musicians alike with an ability to play such a wide range of genres and styles. Jim plays classical European, Latin, contemporary, gypsy jazz, world music, pop classics, and acoustic fingerstyle guitar. Jim is a high demand and award-winning performer and plays in many settings including concerts, weddings, corporate events, and various other venues and events throughout the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest.
He has played in various guitar society events including the annual Classical Guitarathon and Minnesota's Local Artists Series. as well as a Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Pop--Up Classical series.
Jim draws a loyal following to his intimate and entertaining concerts, which many describe as "simply inspiring." His performances attract a wide variety of listeners throughout Minnesota while performing pieces from his expansive and distinct repertoire. Jim has written and recorded several works for the guitar. His compositions are heavily influenced from the romantic era, with European, South American, and even flamenco guitar influences. He has recorded four albums - Strings of Passion (2008) Sounds of Europe (2013), Latin American Guitar Legends (2014) and his most recent release Guitar Reveries (2016).
Jim currently resides in Burnsville, MN, and he enjoys rooting for the affable losers of the local sports scene when he's not playing music.