A brief Bio

Gio Guido, a very versatile guitarist who plays most styles of music: jazz, funk, blues, rock, latin and flamenco with electric and classical guitar has worked in many different situations.

From June 1994 to November 1998, Gio became band member of the Jazz Crusaders, touring with them in Europe, USA, Japan and China. Some of the performances including: North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz a Vienne, Umbria Jazz, Pori Jazz Festival, Nice Jazz Festival Montreux Jazz Festival, St. Lucie Jazz Festival, Parnu Jazz Festival,  the Brecon Jazz Festival and more... 

In June 10, 2000 Gio was Awarded by unanimous vote FIRST PRIZE for best soloist at the  International Contest of Jazz Soloists held in Monte Carlo, France, then in June 2001 at that contest he was invited as part of the Jury . 

Gio was also featured Live alongside other well known artists including Patty Austin, Ronnie Laws, Bobby Lyle, Jon Lucien, Bobby Caldwell, Mark Whitfield, Alphonso Johnson, John Beasley, Angela Bofill, Nate Philips, Rob Mullins, Linley Marthe, Mario Canonge, Francis Lassus, David Williams, Lewis Nash, Willie Jones III, Vincent Herring, Doug Cameron, Hugo Fattoruso, Les DeMerle and invited as special guest by Larry Coryell at a Master Class held in Philadelphia.

Featured by Yamaha in November 2017 for the video presentation of the guitar amplifier Yamaha THR100H.

© Giovanni Guido 2017