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Geri Rizzo is a free lance performing artist who plays Bach to Rock!  A conservatory trained flutist (New England Conservatory of Music) she studied with such great flutists as:  Claude Monteux, Jim Walker, James Pappoutsakis, Frances Blaisdell and later, Gary Schocker.  She began playing flute 30 years ago after a 15 year respite, proving that "you're never too old to start over."

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 assisted 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" and is on call on a contractual basis.

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:  
www.FlutesForPeace.org

Geri also performs for weddings and private events with a guitarist, string players or a harpist.  See:  www.MagicFluteMusicians.com  

"(She 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 music bio here.

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