Steve Geraci

Steve Geraci was born in Queens, NY in 1954 and raised in Marlboro, NY, in the Hudson Valley. By age 14 the self-taught guitarist was performing regular gigs at Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village, NYC. He toured throughout the northeast, leading various Blues and Rock cover bands and worked at various upstate resorts backing touring Rock and Roll Oldies acts.

In 1980 he recorded two albums worth of original Jazz compositions for Bruce Calabrese’s Beat City Records with a band consisting of vocalist Kit Potter, saxophonists John Stubblefield and Arthur Rhames, pianist John Esposito, bassist Charlie Knicely, drummers Rashied Ali and Jeff Siegel and percussionist Frederick Berryhill. The session was engineered by David Baker at Sound Mixers in the Brill Building, NYC. The music remained unreleased until 2008 when half of the music came out as Aliqae Song on Sunjump Records. Geraci was active as a Jazz workshop instructor during the 80’s at SUNY New Paltz.

In the late 1980’s Geraci moved to New Orleans where he was very active on the music scene playing Rock, Blues and Jazz. He added the banjo to his arsenal while there. He made a short return to New York in 2007 and played gigs in the Hudson Valley and the West End Cafe, NYC. He currently resides in Austin, Texas where he is active as a performer and teacher.