Due to his enormous repertoire and the wide range of material contained within it, Giacomo appeals to audiences of many tastes within the jazz spectrum. He has decided to take a bold and innovative approach to programming and repertoire, inviting interested presenters to participate in developing the specific stylistic context and repertoire that would be best suited to their particular audience and venue.

Giacomo's vast repertoire also allows for creative programming that can focus on a particular artist, composer, genre or style for each specific performance. On multi-night engagements, it would be possible for Giacomo to perform a different program each night in order to encourage repeat attendance or appeal to different audiences.

Giacomo's preferred accompaniment is the standard trio of piano (or guitar), bass and drums; but he can also perform in duet with piano or bass, or in a trio setting with piano or guitar and bass. He also greatly enjoys working with horns. If the budget allows, the ideal ensemble would be rhythm section and two horns. On multi-night engagements that include a different program each night, special guest horn players could be invited for the appropriate performance. He also can perform with a big band.

The various contexts are listed below, along with audio samples of some of the songs. You can scroll through them, or click on the particular context(s) that interest you from the list. The songs below are only a sample of Giacomo's entire repertoire.


Charlie Parker
Confirmation
Billie's Bounce
Parker's Mood
Now's The Time
Disappointed
Buzzy (original lyric)
Ornithology
Lester Leaps In
Just Friends
Thelonious Monk
Epistrophy (original lyric)
Straight, No Chaser
Well, You Needn't
Let's Call This (original lyric)
In Walked Bud
Think of One (original lyric)
Let's Cool One (original lyric)
Blue Monk
Five Spot (original lyric, head & Charlie Rouse solo)
Round Midnight
Ask Me Now
Miles Davis
Milestones (original lyric)
So What
Bye Bye Black Bird
Four
All Blues
My Funny Valentine
Autumn Leaves
Round Midnight
On Green Dolphin Street
Summertime
Great Jazz Vocalists
Eddie Jefferson
Lester Leaps In
I Cover the Waterfront
Paper Moon/Come Along With Me
Sister Sadie
Straight, No Chaser
Chameleon
Body and Soul
Jon Hendricks
Centerpiece
Cottontail
Four
Moanin'
Lil' Darlin'
Shiny Stockings
In Walked Bud
King Pleasure
All of Me
Moody's Mood for Love
Swan Blues
Oscar Brown Jr.
Jeannine
Dat Dere
Hazel's Hips
Work Song
All Blues
Be-Bop
Ornithology/How High the Moon
Confirmation
Parker's Mood
Night in Tunisia
Now's The Time
Groovin' High (original lyric)
Dexter Digs In
Yardbird Suite
Boplicity
Hard Bop
Senor Blues
Song for My Father
Filthy McNasty
Zap! Carnivorous
Speedball (original lyric)
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Moanin'
Work Song
Jeannine
Giant Steps
Impressions
Jazz Classics
Milestones
Epistrophy
Take Five (original lyric to Desmond Solo)
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Lullaby of Birdland
(original lyric head & Dexter Gordon Solo)
Lady Bird
Stolen Moments (original lyrics)
Song for My Father
Caravan
Round Midnight
Lush Life
Hittin' the Jug
Waltz For Debbie
Work Song
All Blues
Workshop
Sugar
Swing
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Body and Soul
Cotton Tail
Lester Leaps In
Lady Be Good
Don't Blame Me
I May Be Wrong
Shiny Stockings
Where or When
No, Not Much
I Should Care
There Will Never Be Another You
I Get A Kick Out of You
Embraceable You
Exactly Like You
Makin' Whoopee
Love Is Here To Stay
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blues
What Am I Here For
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
I'm Just A Lucky So And So
The Way You Look Tonight
Girl Talk
Bye Bye Blackbird
Too Marvelous For Words
Cottontail
Satin Doll
Lil' Darlin'
Fever
Great American Songbook
I'm Just a Lucky So and So
But Not For Me
Pennies From Heaven
Love Is Here To Stay
There Will Never Be Another You
You Don't Know What Love Is
Here's That Rainy Day
What Am I Here For
What's New
I Get a Kick Out of You
The Way You Look Tonight
Embraceable You
Paper Moon
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Sophisticated Lady
All of Me
Angel Eyes
Just Friends
Tenderly
Lush Life
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Where or When
Makin' Whoopee
Summertime
Cross Genre
Route 66
Talk of the Town
Meet Me Where They Play the Blues
One Note Samba
Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't
Since I Fell For You
Watch What Happens
Girl Talk
Fever
Baltimore Oriole
Sunday Kind of Love
Scotch and Soda
Black Orpheus
Chameleon
Bye Bye Blues
Hungry Man
Original Lyrics and Compositions
Groovin' High
Buzzy
Let's Call This
Fly Rite (Epistrophy)
Milestones
A Different Thing (Tune and Lyric)
Take Five (Paul Desmond Solo)
Mr. Jefferson
Stolen Moments
Spinnin' (Speedball)
Peace of Mind (Let's Cool One)
Too Many Things (Think of One)
Waitin'
Five Cooper Square
("Five Spot Blues" head & Charlie Rouse solo lyric by G. Gates)
Lullaby of Birdland
(head and Dexter Gordon solo lyric by G. Gates)
Blues
All Right, Okay, You Win
Goin' To Chicago
In The Evenin'/ Rocks In My Bed
That's All Right
Don't Worry 'Bout A Thing
I've Got News For You
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
Outskirts Of Town
World Of Trouble
Swan Blues
Just A Dream
Front Door
Stop This World
Lost Mind
Centerpiece
Jazz Blues
All Blues
Filthy McNasty
Keep Walkin,' Stop Talkin'
Route 66
I Want You To Be My Baby
Baby, You Should Know It
Billie's Bounce
Five Spot Blues
Oh Gee
Waitin'
Hazel's Hips
Straight, No Chaser
Centerpiece
Night Train
Parker's Mood
Who She Do
Now's The Time



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