Flutist Geri Rizzo


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 Symphony (NY); 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:  

Geri 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.  See:  www.MagicFluteMusicians.com   "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

As 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.

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