Anthony R Geraci was born on 1954 and is an American blues and jazz pianist, organist, singer and composer.
17 Facts About Anthony Geraci
Anthony Geraci's work has been nominated for a Grammy Award and he has had numerous Blues Music Award nominations.
Anthony Geraci was born in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.
Anthony Geraci was raised in a home without any musical connection, but decided at the age of four that he wanted a piano.
Anthony Geraci had lessons at the Neighborhood School of Music, where at the age of 16, Geraci and a schoolfriend heard Jimmy Rogers recording of "Chicago Bound" which shaped his destiny.
Anthony Geraci went on to graduate from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and then from Skidmore College with a Master of Arts degree in jazz studies.
Around 1974, Anthony Geraci was the opening act for a week of performances by Muddy Waters.
Anthony Geraci commenced playing with Jerry Portnoy and Bob Margolin when they were not touring with Muddy Waters.
In 1984, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters was formed, with Anthony Geraci a founding member.
Anthony Geraci continued to work in both the Broadcasters and the Bluetones, then in 1992, he was an original member of the Blue Monday All-Star Band at the first House of Blues in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In 2005, Anthony Geraci recorded and released, The Gift on Sunset Jazz Records, which was followed by Wake Up.
Anthony Geraci has taught at the South Shore Conservatory in Massachusetts since 2012.
Ten were Anthony Geraci originals, augmented by a reworking of Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine's "Jelly, Jelly", plus one co-written by Brennan, Peter Wolf and Troy Gonyea, "Dead Man's Shoes".
In 2022, Anthony Geraci signed with Blue Heart Records for release of Blues Called My Name.
Anthony Geraci has performed at many festivals including the Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, and Montreal International Jazz Festival.
The ceremony took place on June 6,2021, and saw Anthony Geraci finally rewarded as that year's Pinetop Perkins Piano Player.
Anthony Geraci won his second 'Pinetop Perkins Piano Player' citation at the 2023 Blues Music Awards.