Geri Rizzo, Flutist and Singer
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BIO:
Flutist Geri Rizzo
  has performed as a studio musician and in numerous orchestras as well as  a soloist/duo or trio for weddings and special events, both classical music and jazz.  Performances of note are
in Washington, D.C. with Grammy award winning Peruvian folk group, "Inca Son" at the Peruvian Embassy; with famous folk singer Pete Seeger in Beacon, NY  and master flutist James Galway at Carnegie Hall, with members of the Band and Canned Heat.  On the jazz front, she has performed in most of the Atlantic City Casinos, from duo to quartet and as a strolling musician. 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, Atlantic County and Cape May County.  Her cds, "Just Flutin'", "Wedding Songs", and her new jazz cd "Heartsong" are available on Soundcloud, CDBaby and Reverbnation as albums or mp3 downloads/see links below for these websites..

As a singer, Geri has performed in church choirs since she was a child.  She has performed at Catskill Resort "The Nevele" as singer/flutist/mc where she 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.  In Southern New Jersey, she has performed with "The Meistersingers", The Cape Shore Chorale, and with the Somers Point Lutheran Church choir, and presently sings with the NJ Sr. America Cameo Club.  She also sings as cantor or soloist for wedding ceremonies in the Southern NJ area.

Geri Rizzo attended the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston on a full scholarship for flute, and minored in voice.   Her versatility as a performer extends itself  to any genre, playing Bach to Rock, including jazz and just about any tune by ear.  She even plays a little Jethro Tull!

Presently,
she performs as principal flutist with the Atlantic Pops in south Jersey.  She free lances for classical, jazz and popular music for:  weddings, receptions, memorials, church services and other special events in collaboration with chamber ensembles such as:  Flute and Harp Duo, Flute and Piano Duo, String and Wind Chamber Groups, and Flute and Guitar.

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

                                "You are a natural!"  flutist Julius Baker               "She was one of my finest students,"                  
                         Retired principal flutist, New York Philharmonic.       Flutist and Conductor Claude Monteux

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"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. Geri offers a wide
range of musical services and valuable expertise in  designing musical programs for her clients." 
- Don Allen, Violinist

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