Giancarlo Arzu is a professional bass player and educator who currently holds a BFA in Jazz Bass Performance with minors in Music Theory and Digital Arts from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). He has performed and recorded at several venues including Capitol Records, The Troubadour, and The Walt Disney Concert Hall. His artistic and professional trajectory is shaped by his passion for social justice and desire to create a more vibrant and equitable Los Angeles.
Giancarlo has taught with the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) Program in partnership with AmeriCorps, was a member of the inaugural Youth Advisory Council put together by the Arts Education Collective of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture where he helped shape policy for the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative as well as determine the future of the Youth Advisory Council, and was formerly a Fellow at Frieze Los Angeles. He is currently completing a post-baccalaureate program in psychological science at the University of California, Irvine.
With Young Musicians Foundation, he hopes to help expand the reach of the Teaching Artist Program and provide access to programming that will positively contribute to the rich cultural heritage of Los Angeles.