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Jim Falbo is an accomplished and eclectic Twin Cities based guitarist with over 20 years of experience in his craft. Jim is the winner of the 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015 WeddingWire.com Couples' Choice Awards for ceremony musician. He has studied with renowned guitarists and musicians and is a member of the Minnesota Guitar Society and also the Guitar Foundation of America. He enjoys playing in ceremonies, cocktail hours, and reception dinners throughout the Twin Cities. Aside from weddings, he is a performer in various events throughout the Twin Cities and upper midwest including music halls, corporate events, historical mansions, museums, and outdoor bandshells. His recordings have been featured on 99.5 classical MPR and 88.5 Jazz FM throughout Minnesota.
Jim's repertoire is extensive and includes classical/romantic European (Bach, Mozart, Schubert, etc) Spanish, Latin American, Brazilian, pop classics, and contemporary music. He incorporates the right pieces into each wedding whether it be traditional or non-traditonal. Acoustic fingerstyle guitar is also something he excels at and he enjoys playing contemporary tunes from the Beatles, Neil Young, and Stevie Wonder. Some popular contemporary artists in his repertoire include Jack Johnson, Fleetwood Mac, John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Christina Perri, and John Mayer among many others. Song requests and guitar transcriptions are his specialty. He has transcribed music for solo guitar from many diverse artists including Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, The Jackson Five, Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, and many more. Keeping bridal parties happy is his number one priority and he works directly with each party to meet their demands.
Visit www.jimfalboguitar.com for videos, and song samples.
Here is a youtube video of a popular wedding selection Jim has transcribed for guitar: Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love"
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Taylor Nelson · Married on 08/25/2019
Jim Falbo Wedding Musician
Jim is an amazing musician and played beautiful music before, during and after the ceremony, including the cocktail hour. He was very nice and approachable.Sent on 09/09/2019
Jim Falbo (classical/romantic acoustic guitarist)'s reply:Thanks for the nice review Taylor, I enjoyed playing for everyone, and am so happy the weather cooperated! Wish you both the best!
Chelsea · Married on 05/11/2019
Beautiful and special ceremony music
Jim was amazing to work with! From the first few emails we sent to the last, he was always very responsive and willing to work with our requests. He allows you to pick one song which he will learn for the ceremony (if not in his repertoire), and he played ours beautifully! We are so glad we found Jim and don’t think our ceremony would have been as special without him.Sent on 07/31/2019
Jim Falbo (classical/romantic acoustic guitarist)'s reply:Thanks for the kind words Chelsea! It's amazing that the weather held out long enough for the ceremony, and I enjoyed playing in your wedding. Wish you and yours the best!
Frederick Shaw · Married on 11/18/2018
What a night!
There aren't enough superlatives to describe Jim and his skills: Mad skills, very easy to work with, flexible, and able to hit a curveball; we wanted to add a song not in his repertoire and - on very short notice - Jim was able to accomodate us. Jim made our night positively magical, and I cannot recommend him highly enough.Sent on 12/06/2018
Jim Falbo (classical/romantic acoustic guitarist)'s reply:Thanks Frederick! Enjoyed playing all the great tunes you requested. Anyone who selects Bach, Dire Straits, Mozart, The Eagles, and the Beach Boys for ceremony/cocktail hour music has good taste in music!
Jim Falbo is a great musician. He plays well and sounds fantastic. Jim knows all about weddings. We have worked together many times. I'm always happy to see Jim at a ceremony. I make it a point to talk to the musicians and go over the ceremony details. Jim is pleasant and competent. He is easy to work with and has a wide repertoire of musical selections. I enjoy listening to him play - it's one of the benefits of performing weddings. His experience and professionalism are evident in all he does. I highly recommend him.