Giacomo Turra with The Funky Minutes live at Cornerstone Berkeley
Sun Oct 22 2023 at 07:00 pmUTC-07:00
Cornerstone Berkeley | Berkeley, CA
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Price: $15 adv / $18 dos
Ticket Link: https://wl.seetickets.us/event/Giacomo-Turra/548945?afflky=CornerstoneBerkeley
Giacomo Turra is an Italian musician born in 1997. Intrigued by the vinyls of his father, Giacomo started playing guitar at the age of 13, learning by jamming on his favorite artists like Stevie Wonder, George Benson and Herbie Hancock.
In 2018, he started his solo musical project, exploring R&B, Funk and Jazz and releasing his first singles under the name JMT between 2019 and 2020. In March 2020, during the pandemic lockdown, Giacomo started posting videoperformances on his Instagram account, soon becoming an Artist for D'Angelico Guitars and gaining hundreds of thousands of followers.
In July 2021, Giacomo released "The Groove Sessions", a compilation of Funk and R&B covers recorded with renowned musicians and singers from all over the world like Brandon "TAZ" Niederauer, Phoebe Katis, Jessica Burdeaux, George Collins and Augie Bello.
On November 12th, 2021, Giacomo played his first international show at the Paradiso in Amsterdam for the Soul Live.
In December 2021, Matteo Dallape on drums, Francesco Dallago on bass and Anna Pollinari on vocals and keys joined the project as part of the band for Giacomo Turra.
From January to February 2022, Giacomo and his band left for the United States to work on the arrangements of their upcoming original album, meeting and playing with musicians and producers in venues and recording studios between Dallas and New York.
On August 26th, Giacomo released his first original single “Get Into The Groove” with Vokall Records. The following day, Giacomo and his band played their debut show, opening for Joss Stone, Candy Dulfer and many more artists at the summer edition of the Soul Live Festival in the Netherlands.
On October 21st, Giacomo released his second original single "Sweet Life", in collaboration with Italian R&B singer Filippo Perbellini. In November 2022, Giacomo and his band went on their first headliner tour in Italy, with sold out shows in Milan, Bologna and Rome.
In January 2023, Giacomo released his signature guitar pickup model with Italian company Mama Pickups. In February 2023, Giacomo announced the release of his signature Envelope Filter pedal in collaboration with Canadian brand SolidgoldFX. Later that month, Giacomo and his band played two sold out shows at The Zone in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Where is it happening?Cornerstone Berkeley, 2367 Shattuck Ave,Berkeley,CA,United States
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