Flutist Geri Rizzo
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SHORT BIO Geri is a diversified performer.  A classically trained flutist and singer,
she can play in any genre. 
Geri presently performs in New Jersey as a free lancer and is frequently on call for corporate and special events, private parties and as a wedding musician in the Southern New Jersey area:  Ocean County, Atlantic County and Cape May County.  She performs classical, jazz and popular music with various ensembles and has enjoyed a varied and fun career.

In addition, she has worked as a  studio musician and performed in numerous orchestras, ensembles, jazz and pop/rock bands.  She has performed with singer Pete Seeger in Beacon, NY;  members of "The Band" and "Canned Heat" and with master flutist James Galway at Carnegie Hall.  In February 2018 she performed at Carnegie Hall with the Atlantic Pops Community Band.  On the jazz front, she has performed in most of the Atlantic City Casinos, from duo to quartet and as a strolling musician.

Her cds, "Just Flutin'", "Wedding Songs", and her jazz cd "Heartsong" are available on Soundcloud, CDBaby and Reverbnation as mp3 downloads. 

A flute teacher, Geri teaches in Southern NJ.  More information on the teaching page.

As a singer,
Geri has performed in church choirs since she was a child.  She was the house singer at the  Catskill Resort "The Nevele" where she mc'd, sang and opened for such famous acts as Julius La Rosa.   She has performed in musical theater (Gilbert and Sullivan) as the lead in Iolanthe and in the Mikado at the Bardavon Theatre in Poughkeepsie, NY.   In Southern New Jersey, she has performed with "The Meistersingers", The Cape Shore Chorale, and various church choirs.  She also sings as cantor or soloist for wedding ceremonies, funerals and events in the Southern NJ area. 

Actress
As an
actress Geri has performed in featured roles on "Law and Order, SVU",  "Sex and the City"; documentary, "Seconds to Disaster" aired on PBS and several indie projects and commercial voice-overs.

MENTORS:  World Class Flutists Claude Monteux; Jim Walker; James Pappoutsakis; Francis Blaisdell; Julius Baker; Gary Schocker

EDUCATION: Classically trained, Geri studied at:
The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass. on Full Scholarship ; Manhattan School of Music;  SUNY New Paltz; Composition & Songwriting with Dr. Gundaris Pone-Jazz studies with Jazz Flutist Ron Fink & Jazz Guitarist Mark Dziuba

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
BMI Songwriter Publishers; The National Flute Association; The American Federation of Musicians Local 661-708 Atlantic City

PRESENTLY PERFORMING WITH:  Atlantic County Pops;
 various corporate and special events, Flutes for Peace, the Cameo Club.
Music
TEACHING:  Private students:  Beginner theory, flute and singing; coaching for intermediate to advanced... Call 609-665-1731 or Email:  GeriRizzo@gmail.com

 

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