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About Tom Giacabetti Jazz Guitarist

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Tom Giacabetti is a superb guitarist and educator in the Philadelphia, PA and Atlantic City, NJ region. Much sought after for his versatility, Tom has performed in every major theater and showroom in Philadelphia and Atlantic City over the past 40 years. He has appeared in concert with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, The Philadelphia Orchestra, in the Willingboro and Mellon Jazz Festivals and in performances at Temple University, Stockton Performing Arts Center, Rowan University and The University of The Arts. Some of the jazz artists Tom has performed with include Morganna King, Nancy Wilson, Randy Brecker, Kenny Barron, The Count Basie Orchestra, Dave Brubeck and the Michael Pedicin Quartet. Tom has been a featured artist on the nationally syndicated T.V. shows "The World of Guitar" and "Miles of Music." Well-respected as an educator, Tom currently teaches music at Temple University, Rowan University, Bucks County Community College and The University of the Arts. 

What others are saying: 

"Mastering the guitar is (and always was) a powerful key that opens one's
perspectives to a greater understanding of the creative force itself.
Tom Giacabetti is one of the serious holders of that key."
Pat Martino

"I've know Tom for at least 40 years. He always was and still is a musician and teacher of the highest caliber. One of my favorite players."
Jimmy Bruno

"Tom is a master player and teacher. Tom is a complete musician."
Vic Juris

"Tom Giacabetti is a masterful teacher as well as a performer! It was been an incredible learning experience for myself working with such a brilliant colleague such as Tom."
Terell L. Stafford
Laura H. Carnell Professor of Music
Director of Jazz Studies
Chair, Instrumental Studies
Boyer College of Music and Dance
Temple University, Philadelphia PA

"I have been a fan of Tom Giacabetti since the first time I heard him. His playing is exquisite. His attitude toward music is exemplary. I have recommended Tom as an instructor countless times over the years because of his dedication to the craft and the amazing amount of educational material he has amassed. His outstanding teaching ability will be evident once you begin studying with him. You will experience a consummate artist and a great person, one who dedicated to helping you become the best guitarist you can be."
Ed Flanagan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Jazz Studies
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Boyer College of Music and Dance
Temple University, Philadelphia PA

"I had the good fortune to study guitar with Tom when I was an undergraduate at Temple University. He was, and still is, an inspiration to me. As a guitarist, I have always been humbled by his technical facility, speed, sensitivity, and overall knowledge of the instrument. As a teacher, Tom shares with his students a wealth of information that he has amassed over his many years as a professional performing artist and teacher. After all these years, I still refer to the charts, diagrams, musical examples, and transcriptions that Tom provided to me back in college. I highly recommend any guitarist, even at the most advanced level, to study with Tom. It will be time and money well spent!"
Matt Davis, guitarist, composer, educator
Teaching Artist, New York Pops
Senior Lecturer of Jazz Guitar
University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA

"I studied with Tom Giacabetti for four years as an undergraduate jazz guitar student, and I consider my time with him to be some of the most musically productive years of my life. His teaching prepared me thoroughly for a career as a guitarist, recording artist, and teacher. If you are looking to improve your playing in any style of jazz at any level, look no further and take this opportunity to study with a true master of the art, Tom Giacabetti."
Scott McGill MA
BA (Hons) Course Leader in Professional Musicianship
Columnist Guitar Player, Guitar Techniques
Fusion Guitar Recording Artist: Jones McGill DeCarlo, McGill Manring Stevens

"Tom Giacabetti is an exemplar of the modern musician/educator. He is an expert jazz guitarist, arranger, and a consummate commercial/professional player, particularly with regard to live theater work. Tom is also an exceptional teacher, having the gift and skill to explain the methods and thinking behind his expertise, in a practical and non-elusive manner."
Sean McGowan, D.M.A.
Professor of Music & Guitar Program Director, University of Colorado Denver

"Philadelphia guitarist extraordinaire, the best sight reader I know, playing a wide range of styles and a wide range of stringed things. Plus he's soulful!"
Dave Hartl, musician and composer