Giacomo Occhipinti has been a gigging professional musician and teacher since the year 2000. Born in Italy, he obtained a Bass diploma from the prestigious Lizard Academy, joining the teaching faculty straight after graduation. Since moving to London in 2005 he has established himself as a teacher and live performer, obtaining a BA in Jazz from Middlesex University and a PGCE from the University of Greenwich.
Giacomo’s live credits include international artists like Candi Staton, The Supremes, Jack Ashford’s Funk Brothers of Motown, Brenda Holloway, Thelma Houston, Chris Clarke, and Mable John. Other credits include Erika (formerly iMMa), Atlantic Soul Orchestra, PUSH!, Crowd Company, and working with producers like Dan Swift (Snow Patrol, Aqualung) and Mark Crew (Bastille, Taylor Swift) and recording with Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie, Feeder).
Current projects include his jazz-funk band GOGO and constant practice!