Instruments: Piano/Keyboard; Vocals
Originally from Troy, Missouri, Geno grew up like many musicians do; singing in the choir at church, playing trumpet in his high school band, and playing piano for school and church functions. After graduating with honors from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, he moved to Nashville in 1991 and began performing and recording with a virtual who’s who of local artists, including Kristi Rose, The Road Runners, Annie Sellick, Delicious Blues Stew, and many others. From 2000 through 2002, he was on the road performing extensively throughout the United States and Canada with The Scott Holt Band.
Geno’s heroes include boogie woogie pioneer Pete Johnson (Big Joe Turner), bop master Oscar Peterson, early rocker Johnnie Johnson (Chuck Berry), and New Orleans legend Henry “Professor Longhair” Byrd. He incorporates all of these styles into rollicking piano playing that keeps the dance floor jumping and you might find him around Nashville playing for dancers with The Dean Martinis, Wah Watusi, or The Ragtime River Rats.