Live/Session Musician & Composer
Hi! I am Giancarlo, and welcome to my website. I am a touring guitarist/composer/Playback Engineer and music producer based in Los Angeles, CA.
I am originally from the beautiful city of Lima, Peru. Due to lack of opportunities, I decided to pursue my career in the United States. I moved to Boston at Age 20, and graduated from Berklee College Of Music. My career really started after graduation, when I decided to move to Brooklyn, NY. It was there were I started working with local acts, playing guitar for The Voice finalist Kimberly Nichole, which whom I played in festivals like AfroPunk, SummerStage and venues like the legendary Apollo Theater, It was in this magical city were I also started producing music, by working with American Idol finalist Jerome Bell, Missy Elliott’s Road To Stardom winner Jessica Betts, and many others. The City also exposed me to the African Music Scene, and eventually gave me the opportunity to perform with some of the biggest African artists, like Wizkid and Mr. Eazi, to name a couple.
After almost 7 years in NYC, I decided to move to Los Angeles, CA. It was here were I really developed my career as a touring guitarist, touring nationally and internationally for artists like Skizzy Mars, Lauren Sanderson, and most recently Quinn XCII. I also emerged myself in the music licensing industry, working with some of the biggest music libraries and licensing some of my compositions to brands such as UFC, NBA, PGA tour, The Grammys and many others.
Some of my live appearances include the following:
TV shows – The Late Late Show w/James Corden, BET 106 & Park
Music Festivals/venues – Governors Ball, Something In the Water, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Radio City Music Hall, The Mann, The Armory, The Complex, The Apollo Theater, and plenty more.
Other recognizable acts I have share the stage/work with include: Silvina Moreno, Domino Saints, Chelsea Cutler, Emily Elbert, Jackson Guthy, TSoul, Anthony Russo, and many, many more.
If you’d like to work with me, do not hesitate in reaching out! I would love to hear about your project and chat about how can I help you out.
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