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News: Jim is recording pieces for his newest Mp3 album entitled "Guitar Reveries." The album will feature many favorites from his Spanish, Latin, and contemporary repertoire. Works from Enrique Granados, Dilermando Reis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Francisco Tarrega will mix together with The Beatles, Etta James, Elvis Presley, and other contemporary favorites in a truly eclectic mix for a solo guitar album. Check out the store for previews from the album, which will be released as an Mp3 album later in 2016.
BIO:

Jim Falbo is an eclectic and accomplished  guitarist, composer, instructor, performer, and music arranger from St. Paul, Minnesota. Jim started playing guitar at the age of 11 after growing up listening to Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, and many 90's alternative bands on the radio. His love of many forms of music developed into a passion for classical and acoustic guitar, when he studied with guitarist Dean Harrington at K and S Conservatory of music. Jim has received shining reviews from audiences and musicians alike with his virtuosic technique and lyrical style of playing. Jim plays a wide selection of music, specializing in classical European, Latin, contemporary, and acoustic fingerstyle guitar. Jim is a high demand and award-winning performer and plays in many events including concerts, weddings, corporate events, and various other venues and events throughout the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. He has played in various guitar society events including the annual Classical Guitarathon and Minnesota's Local Artists Series. Some recent concert venues Jim has performed in recently include The Cedar Cultural Center, Studio Z, James J. Hill House, Sundin Hall, and Lake Harriet Bandshell. Jim draws a loyal following to his intimate and entertaining  concerts, which many describe as "simply inspiring."  His performances attract a wide variety of listeners throughout Minnesota while performing pieces from his expansive and distinct repertoire. Jim has written and recorded several works for the guitar. His compositions are heavily influenced from the romantic era, with European, South American, and even flamenco guitar. He has recorded three albums - Strings of Passion (2008) Sounds of Europe (2013) and his latest Latin American Guitar Legends (2014) now available for sale (visit store for previews). The new album features popular works from Heitor Villa-Lobos, Dilermando Reis, Antonio Lauro, Astor Piazzolla, and many more stand-out Latin American musicians. Jim is currently recording music for his newest album "Guitar Reveries," which include his widest range of music on one album to date including, South American, Spanish, and contemporary pieces. His music can be heard on classical MPR 99.5 KSJN throughout Minnesota. 



CONCERTS: Go to Events for upcoming concerts. 

Jim Falbo's concerts fuse  classical and romantic music with many other styles and genres. The program's Jim put together stand out from the rest, with his "classical accessibility" approach, which involves meshing the classical guitar repertoire with contemporary hits and pop classics. Jim selects a wide array of pieces in concerts from his vast repertoire, including Latin, Spanish, and contemporary pieces on classical and acoustic fingerstyle guitar.  His performances keep audiences and music lovers engaged with a style and technical ability that is lyrical and virtuosic from beginning to end. Jim's concerts simply have something for everyone. 

 
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Click "play" button below to listen to music samples (35 total to listen to). For complete list of pieces Jim performs, click on repertoire.

"It's all about the language of the finger-tips. A guitarist has to be a master of "pluck!" Minnesota guitarist, Jim Falbo is a true master...This is a glorious recording from a guitarist who clearly loves this music and has the chops to caress the listener into a seductive and gorgeous sound world." -Steve Staruch host of 99.5 KSJN classical MPR on Jim's new album "Latin American Guitar Legends."
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Here's one of the brand new YouTube videos Jim made featuring the lively and virtuosic piece "Joropo" from Jose Merlin:

Rock N' Roll Medley!




Want to hear Jim on 99.5 Classical Minnesota Public Radio? Send in a request from his newest album "Latin American Guitar Legends" on "Friday Favorites" with Steve Staruch.
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  1. 1 Asturias (written by Isaac Albeniz) 06:28
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  2. 2 Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley (Arr. Jim Falbo) 03:07
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  3. 3 Lagrima (written by Francisco Tarrega) 01:41 Info
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  4. 4 And I Love Her (The Beatles) Arranged by Jim Falbo 02:44
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  5. 5 La Vie En Rose (written by Edith Piaf) 02:50 Info
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  6. 6 What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) 02:00
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  7. 7 Sons de carrilhoes (Sounds of Bells) Written by João Pernambuco 02:42
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  8. 8 Michelle (The Beatles) for two guitars 02:48
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  9. 9 At Last (Etta James) arr. Jim Falbo 03:01
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  10. 10 Here, There and Everywhere (The Beatles) 02:50
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  11. 11 Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Francisco Tarrega 04:54 Info Free
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  12. 12 Linus and Lucy (Peanuts Theme) Written by Vince Guaraldi. Arr. Jim Falbo 01:45
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  13. 13 Andaluza (Spanish Dance No. 5) written by Enrique Granados 04:32
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  14. 14 The Girl From Ipanema (written by Antonio Carlos Jobim) 03:55 Info
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  15. 15 Uma Valsa e Dois Amores (A Waltz and Two Loves) written by Dilermando Reis 03:43
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  16. 16 Romance de Amor 02:49 Info Free
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  17. 17 Valsa da Despedida (Farewell Waltz ) traditional folk song arr. by Dilermando Reis 03:47
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  18. 18 Cavatina (written by Stanley Myers) 03:16
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  19. 19 Serenade (Franz Schubert) 04:07 Free
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  20. 20 Deve Ser Amor (It Must Be Love) - Written by Baden Powell. 02:00
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  21. 21 Ave Maria (Franz Schubert) 04:02 Free
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  22. 22 "Joropo" from Suite del Recuerdo (written by Jose Luis Merlin) 03:14
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  23. 23 Danny Boy 02:22 Free
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  24. 24 Sixteen Raindrops (written by Jim Falbo) 03:30
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  25. 25 Gymnopedia No. 1 - Eric Satie 02:46 Info
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  26. 26 Musetta's Waltz (written by Giacomo Puccini) 01:43 Info
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  27. 27 Salut d' Amour (Love's Greeting) written by: Edward Elgar 01:00
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  28. 28 Serenade from "Don Giovanni" (written by W.A. Mozart) 01:46 Free
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  29. 29 Alma Apaixonada written by: Dilermando Reis 03:12
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  30. 30 She Loves You (The Beatles - arr. by Jim Falbo) 02:27
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  31. 31 Sonho de Magia (Magic Dreams) written by Joao Pernambuco 03:42 Info Free
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  32. 32 Little Piece (Robert Schumann) 01:05 Free
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  33. 33 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach) 02:59 Info
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  34. 34 Evocacion (Jose Luis Merlin) 01:29 Info Free
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  35. 35 Dedicatoria (written by Enrique Granados) 02:08 Info Free
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  36. 36 Se Ela Perguntar (If She Asks) Written by: Dilermando Reis 05:04 Info
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  37. 37 Maria Luisa (Written by Julio Sagreras) 02:08 Info
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  38. 38 Tango En Skai (Written by Roland Dyens) 03:00
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  39. 39 El Negrito (Written by Antonio Lauro) 01:50 Info
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  40. 40 Un Dia de Noviembre (A Day in November) Written by Leo Brouwer 05:10
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  41. 41 Afro-Cuban Lullaby (Berceuse) Written by Leo Brouwer 03:31 Info
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  42. 42 Milonga del Angel (Dance of the Angel) Written by Astor Piazzolla 05:34
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  43. 43 Julia Florida (Written by Agustin Barrios Mangore) 04:46
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  44. 44 Dr. Sabe Tudo (choro) written by Dilermando Reis 02:13
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