Geri Rizzo is a free lance performing
artist who plays Bach to Rock!
Possessed with a "good ear" in addition to being a conservatory trained flutist (New England Conservatory of
Music) she can play any genre with aplomb.
She studied with such great flutists as: Claude Monteux, Jim Walker,
James Pappoutsakis, Frances Blaisdell and Gary Schocker.
A native of the Hudson Valley,
NY, Geri moved to South Jersey and soon was playing jazz in most of the
Atlantic City Casinos. She helped administratively as well as performing
in the local Jazz Vespers scene.
She has performed in the Tri-State
the Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble (NY); the
Ocean City Pops, NJ/sub; The Bay Atlantic
Symphony NJ/sub and has now been
performing with the Atlantic Pops for ten years. In addition, Geri
performed in Washington DC at the Peruvian Embassy with Grammy Award
winning world folk band "Inca Son".
Geri is the Founder and Director of "Flutes for Peace", a flute ensemble
that promotes peace and well being through music playing various
repertoire for shut-ins, benefits, private and public events. See:
also has her own wedding & event music business
in which she performs with a
guitarist, string players or a harpist
for weddings and special events.
"Geri Rizzo is a fabulous flutist who performs classical, popular and jazz
equally well. Her tone, artistry. and overall professionalism have
consistently earned her top ratings in customer satisfaction."....
Violinist Don Allen
a singer she has performed Gilbert &
Sullivan (NY) at the Bardavon in
Poughkeepsie, NY; as MC and singer in
the NY Catskills; and in the Cape Shore
Chorale and various church choirs.
She is now a member of The NJ Cameo Club, a group of singers who perform
for shut-ins, an offshoot of the NJ Ms. Sr. America Pageant. Geri
also dabbles with graphic arts and is a background actor in such
productions as "Law and Order", "Sex and the City", "Bruised" and local
indie productions. See Geri's
full bio here.