Giacomo has been a gigging professional musician and teacher since
2000. Back in Italy he obtained a Bass diploma from the prestigious Lizard Academy,
joining the teaching faculty straight after graduation.
As Coram Lethes bass player he released two albums and toured
Since moving to London in 2005 he has established himself as a teacher and live performer.
He has obtained a BA in Jazz from Middlesex University and a PGCE from the University
His live credits include international artists like Candi Staton, The Supremes, Jack
Ashfords Funk Brothers of Motown, Brenda Holloway, Thelma Houston, Chris Clarke,
Other credits inlcude: Erika (formerly iMMa), Atlantic Soul Orchestra,
PUSH!, Crowd Company, working with producers like dan Swift (Snow Patrol, Aqualung)
and Mark Crew (Bastille, Taylor Swift) and recording with Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie,
He is a member of the bass faculty at the Institute of Contemporary music performance
ICMP in London http://icmp.co.uk/about-icmp/tutors/giacomo-occhipinti#
Current projects include his jazz-funk band GOGO and constant practice!