UK & Europe Tour 2024
“To say Giacomo Turra knows what “groove” means would be an understatement. He rather embodies the word. Over 350,000 people – including follow him on Instagram for his funk covers and the immaculate vibes paired with them. Whether it’s to play Stevie Wonder or George Benson or Prince, or even his own little bits of improv, the Italian guitarist has his own way of doing things.” - Sophie McVinnie (Guitar Magazine)
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 video performances 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 Festival. In December 2021, Matteo Dallape' on drums, Francesco Dallago on bass and Anna Polinari 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. After the show, saxophonist Alessandro Russo joined the band. 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 shows at The Zone in Tel Aviv, Israel.