WHO IS ANTHONY GERACI?
Pianist, Hammond organist and composer Anthony Geraci was born in New Haven, CT in 1954. His interest in playing piano began at age four when he told his parents “I want a piano!” Kind of an odd request when most kids want a new baseball glove or bicycle. His parents weren’t musical-not even a record player at their house- but they always supported his undeniable passion for music. They soon bought a Kimball Grand Piano that his mother paid $4 a week to own. Lessons at the Neighborhood School of Music, affiliated with Yale University, soon followed. At around the age of 16 he befriended a fellow musician, Ed Cherry. They began listening to music together after school and one day Ed played a Jimmy Rogers recording, Chicago Bound, that literally changed his life. Ed went on to be Dizzy Gillespie’s guitarist for many years.
"Geraci is one of the better instrumentalists in the blues world today.” - Bill Mitchell, Blues Bytes
"You’re one hell of a piano player.” - B.B King
“Geraci offers a picture of a time when the piano was THE featured instrument. Geraci’s knowledge of that history is obvious.” - Art Tipaldi, Blues Music Magazine
"Anthony Geraci is not only a gifted pianist, he also a talented a songwriter .” - Debra C. Argen, Luxury Experience
"A stalwart on the New England blues scene for decades as a key member of both Sugar Ray & the Bluetones and Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, keyboardist Anthony Geraci continues to deliver stellar work as a bandleader." - Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine
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