Jim Falbo

Classical Acoustic Guitar from Minneapolis, MN - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
Jim Falbo is an accomplished and eclectic solo guitarist, instructor, composer, and music arranger from St. Paul who has played for 25 years and entertained many different audiences in various events including concert halls, weddings, corporate events, mansions, restaurants, wine tastings, among many others. Jim's recordings have been featured on 99.5 Classical MPR and 88.5 Jazz FM radio. Jim is the recent winner of the 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015 Weddingwire Couples' Choice Awards for wedding musician. Jim is also the winner of the best of 2018, and 2017 Gigmasters award. As an artist in high demand, Jim adds a great level of enjoyment to all in attendance wherever he plays. Jim has received shining reviews while performing in various Classical Guitarathon's and most recently performing in the 2014 Minnesota Guitar Society Classical Guitarathon. Jim works closely with clients to make sure they receive what they are looking for musically in their event.
He has released four albums with his latest "Guitar Reveries" which combines a unique blend of classical, Latin, Spanish, and contemporary acoustic favorites on guitar.
Jim plays a wide selection of music, specializing in Classical/Romantic European, Spanish, Latin, Gypsy Jazz, fingerstyle, pop classics, and contemporary favorites. Artists as varied as John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Chrisina Perri, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and many more are featured in his contemporary repertoire. Artists from yesteryear are also in his extensive catalog and are as varied as The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, The Beach Boys, Elton John, and Elvis Presley. Outside of the popular pieces in Jim's repertoire, he plays an extensive amount of pieces that are "hidden gems," and would be favorites if the listener had known they existed.
He is a true professional that caters directly to his clients needs from the beginning of the booking process to the special event. With over seven hours of memorized music, Jim's versatility and ability to cater to every taste is unparalleled
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!

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Jim did a fantastic job. He was on-time, professional and has a vast repertoire of music. I would not hesitate to book him for future events.

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Jim Falbo ’s Response:

Hi Russell, Pleasure working with you, thanks for hiring me. Enjoyed playing for all in your group. Hope to play for you all again sometime in the future!

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Incredibly talented, professional musician. I received a myriad of accolades from our attendees. I immediately recommended him to my entire staff of event planners. Jim was so very accommodating, easy to work with -- a true talent and pro.

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I hired Jim for my dad's 60th birthday party and it was a huge hit! I had so many compliments from the guests how great he was. I also booked him last minute and he didn't have any issues with being accommodating. Thanks again, Jim!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Jim Falbo was an incredible addition to our wedding day. As the bride, I had such a carefree experience in planning with him ahead of my day, and he performed beautifully and without added direction or assistance from me on the day of. My guests were raving about his skill, and he has an extensive library of options to select for your day. I highly recommend working with Jim, and I thank him so much for being a part of our day.

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Jim Falbo was a true professional and helped make our wedding day beyond beautiful and special. He made the entire process easy for us, and gave clear guidance in selecting ceremony songs to best accompany the day. His experience and musical craftsmanship were wonderful, and were noticed by all 200 guests in attendance. I would recommend him to any newly weds, or anyone for that matter, looking for the perfect musician to accompany whatever day they are celebrating. Hats off to you Jim!

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I have great things to say about Jim's work at our wedding! My brother, a pretty unemotional guy, said that Jim's music during the ceremony helped to set the mood enough that it brought him to tears! If that's not a ringing endorsement, I don't know what is. Jim has a wide, diverse repertoire, and that made it easy to plan music for our ceremony. He was even able to ad lib between parts of our ceremony as a transition, too, which we hadn't planned--I was so appreciative of his ability to be flexible in our context. His playing was also a great backdrop for the start of our cocktail hour. My only regret is that I couldn't spend more time listening to him as the bride!

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Jim is wonderful. Very professional. He played during the cocktail hour of our wedding on June 2nd, 2018. We couldn't be happier with his professionalism and talent. He was a huge hit at the wedding and we received countless compliments on how good he was. If I ever need to book acoustic guitar talent in the future, I will look to Jim first. Thanks again for the beautiful day.

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Memorial Service

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Even though so many reviews for Jim were related to weddings, I chose him to play at my father's memorial service, after listening to him and deciding that the string quartet option was out of our budget. I made the right choice! After discussing my Dad and his musical tastes, he put together a perfect play list that included classical guitar mixed with some of my Dad's favorite pop tunes. He even learned a favorite hymn and a special song by Joanie Mitchell that was not in his repertoire! Jim made the enormous responsibility of choosing this music easier. He was prompt, kind and so talented! He honored our Dad's life through his gift and I am so grateful. Amazing!

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4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Apple Valley, MN
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Golden Valley, MN
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Private corporate event
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Otsego, MN
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Saint Paul, MN
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, MN
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Wayzata, MN
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Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Your Song
Elton John
Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1
J.S. Bach
Clair de Lune
Claude Debussy
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S. Bach
Ave Maria
Schubert
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
Ill See You In My Dreams
Django Reinhardt
In My Life
The Beatles
The Wonder of You
Elvis Presley
Something
The Beatles
Dixie Maguire
Tommy Emmanuel
Swing 42
Django Reinhardt
Over the Hills and Far Away
Led Zeppelin
Can't Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley
Here, There and Everywhere
The Beatles
White Christmas
Irving Berlin
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Johnny Marks
Africa
Toto
O Christmas Tree
Vince Guaraldi
Wonderwall
Oasis
Blackbird
The Beatles
You've Got A Friend
Carol King/James Taylor
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Hugh Martin
Gin Gin (gypsy waltz)
Django Reinhardt
Walking In A Winter Wonderland
Felix Bernard
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder
I Will
The Beatles
The Girl From Ipanema
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Layla
Eric Clapton
Desperado
The Eagles
All of Me
John Legend
La Vie en Rose
Edith Piaf
At Last
Etta James
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
Baby Love
The Supremes
O Tannanbaum
Vince Guaraldi
La Bamba
Richie Valens
Time In A Bottle
Jim Croce
Hotel California
The Eagles
Christmas Time Is Here
Vince Guaraldi
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Just Like Heaven
The Cure
Sleepwalk
Johnny and Santo
Sweet Child O Mine
Taken By Trees (Guns N' Roses cover)
Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
And I Love Her
The Beatles
Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Burt Bacharach
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
Baby, I Love Your Way
Peter Frampton
Take Five
Dave Brubeck
O Come O come Emmanuel
Traditional
Fields of Gold
Sting
I'll Be There
The Jackson Five
Upside Down
Jack Johnson
Better Together
Jack Johnson
Sea of Love
Cat Power
Malaguena
Ernesto Lecuona
Just Another Day In Paradise
Phil Collins
I Choose You
Sara Bareilles
Yesterday
The Beatles
Tears In Heaven
Eric Clapton
Take On Me
A-ha
All I Have To Do Is Dream
The Everly Brothers
Heart of Life
John Mayer
Blue Moon
Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart
Magic Dreams
Joao Pernambuco
Signe
Eric Clapton
Django Reinhardt
Nuages
Grauna (Blackbird)
Joao Pernambuco
Michelle
The Beatles
Po De Mico
Joao Pernambuco
Waltz for Two Lovers
Dilermando Reis
Moon River
Henry Mancini
My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder
Dr. Sabe-Tudo (Choro)
Dilermando Reis
Because
Dave Clark Five
Rebolico
Joao Pernambuco
Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin
God Only Knows
The Beach Boys
Ojos Brujos (Bewitching Eyes)
Leo Brouwer
Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
Tango en Skai
Roland Dyens
Moondance
Van Morrison
These Eyes
The Guess Who
Oasis
Live Forever
Peanuts Theme from "Linus and Lucy"
Vince Guaraldi
Raspberry Beret
Prince and the Revolution
She Loves You
The Beatles
More than Words
Extreme
Landslide
Fleetwood Mac
Prelude (BWV 1007)
J.S. Bach
Prelude (BWV 846)
J.S. Bach
Sleepers Awake from Cantata 140
J.S. Bach
Las Dos Hermanitos
Francisco Tarrega
Gymnopedie No. 1
Eric Satie
Arioso
J.S. Bach
Lob der Thranen
Franz Schubert
All You Need Is Love
The Beatles
Across the Universe
The Beatles
Autumn Leaves
Ed Sheehan
Heart of Gold
Neil Young
Scarborough Fair
Simon and Garfunkel
I'll Fly Away
Allison Krauss
You Are My Sunshine
Jimmie David and Charlie Mitchell
Gnossienne No. 1
Eric Satie
Granada
Isaac Albeniz
Book of Love
Magnetic Fields
Sunrise, Sunset
Jerry Bock
Hava Nagila
Traditional (Jewish)
Dedicatoria
Enrique Granados
Spanish Dance No. 5
Enrique Granados
Mallorca
Isaac Albeniz
Danza Brasilera
Jorge Morel
Choro No. 1
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Prelude No. 1
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Julia Florida
Agustin Barrios
An Alm for the Love of God
Agustin Barrios
Vals 8 No. 3
Agustin Barrios
Prelude from "La Catedral"
Agustin Barrios
Mazurka Appassionata
Agustin Barrios
Norwegian Wood
The Beatles
Un Dia de Noviembre
Leo Brouwer
Afro-Cuban Lullaby
Leo Brouwer
Preludio from Suite No. 2
Leo Brouwer
Andante from Piano Sonata No. 10
W.A. Mozart
Andante from "Elvira Madigan" piano concerto
W.A. Mozart
Serenade from "Don Giovanni"
W.A. Mozart
Peanuts' Theme
Vince Guaraldi
Romanza
Anonymous
Cavatina
Stanley Myers
Serenata Espanola
Joaquin Malats
Capricho Arabe
Francisco Tarrega
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Francisco Tarrega
Adelita
Francisco Tarrega
Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley
Serenade
Franz Schubert
Minuet
Luigi Boccherini
k. 322
Domenico Scarlatti
I Won't Give Up
Jason Mraz
Sounds of Bells
Joao Pernambuco
El Negrito
Antonio Lauro
La Gatica
Antonio Lauro
Andreina
Antonio Lauro
Alma Apaixonada
Dilermando Reis
Eterna Saudade
Dilermando Reis
Se Ela Perguntar
Dilermando Reis
Xodo da Baiana
Dilermando Reis
Musetta's Waltz
Giacomo Puccini
Little Martha
Leo Kottke
Salut d' amour
Edgar Elgar
Evocacion
Jose Merlin
Joropo
Jose Merlin
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Please note Jim Falbo will also travel to Saint Paul, Arden Hills, Hopkins, Mendota, Plymouth, Bloomington, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Osseo, South Saint Paul, Wayzata, Circle Pines, Inver Grove Heights, Champlin, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Crystal Bay, Long Lake, Newport, Savage, Willernie, Excelsior, Hamel, Saint Paul Park, Dayton, Hugo.
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