Rizzo, Brandon

Brandon Rizzo is a Chicago based musician who focuses his talents on trumpet and piano. He founded the Aperion Project in 2005, a multi-genre music project that includes live instruments, electronic elements, improvisation and modern composition techniques. He has composed, performed and produced numerous original musical pieces which can be found on aperionproject.com.

Aperion Project has performed at select Chicago venues such as The Heartland Cafe, Underground Lounge and Uncommon Ground and on various live radio stations including 89.3FM WNUR and 88.3FM WZRD. He has also attracted the interest of independent European music labels, like the Dutch WMRecordings.com and south Italy’s Studiolo Laps Musical Research.

Brandon has extensive training and education which has culminated in a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago where he studied under influential Chicago musical figures such as Scott Hall and William Russo.

Brandon teaches all ages beginning piano and all ages and levels on trumpet. He strongly believes in teaching core musical concepts – rhythm, theory, improvisation and technique – to all students at all levels based on their own individuality.