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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 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015 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, James Taylor, 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.

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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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Christiaan M. Married on 06/10/2023
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Amazing Guitarist for Cocktail Hour and Ceremony

Working with Jim was easy and a really great experience. He was friendly, professional, talented and had a diverse song book. All the guests loved him, especially my special needs niece who was enthralled by his music. I would recommend him to anyone.
Mark P. Married on 07/07/2022
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Excellent Guitarist

Jim is the best! He recently played for our daughter's backyard wedding, and we loved his performance. He had played a couple years ago at our other daughter's wedding, and we chose him again. He has all his guitar songs memorized, so he is able to play outside without worrying about the wind blowing sheet music. He excels at communicating with his prompt and thorough emails. And he comes early to the wedding to discuss when to begin playing and how the processional will go. We highly recommend Jim as a wedding guitarist!
Matthew M. Married on 10/17/2021
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Beautiful music from a professional!

Jim did a great job working with us on music and was very punctual and courteous. He played many beautiful songs that fit the mood of our event and we received compliments on. We would highly recommend him to play for your next event.
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Judge Tom Armstrong Judge Tom Armstrong Wedding Officiants

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.


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