Brian rizzi - drummer, percussionist, teacher
Brian Rizzi has been playing drums for over 35 years.
Rizzi graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied with top world percussion teachers in the field such as Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon), Ernesto Diaz, Mikael Rinquest and Joe Galeota (JAG Drums). This led him to study traditional drumming, dancing and song in Ghana, West Africa with master drummer Godwin Agbeli and the Ewe people of the Kopeyia village. Brian is now the student of Godwin's son, the great Nani Agbeli, who has relocated to the United States from Ghana.
Rizzi has played with numerous bands and musicians over the years, holds a master's degree in music education, and has also taught the art of drumming to thousands of students. Currently, Brian is a CT state-certified music educator, private percussion instructor and drummer for CT rock group The Last Hoorah.