After discovering his love of music at an early age and later graduating from Dallas' prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, ground zero for other internationally known artists such as: Erykah Badu, Edie Brickell, Nora Jones and Roy Ayers, Geno moved on to the next phase of his musical evolution and enrolled in Howard University, where he studied music and further developed the necessary skills and contacts that would enable him to follow in the footsteps of one of the most prolific singer/songwriter/producers of our time, fellow Howard University alum- Donny Hathaway.
His formal education concluded, Geno toured the world as musical director, arranger, and producer for Erykah Badu. He wrote and produced the hit songs "Times a Wastin’" and "Orange Moon" on her 2001 release- “Mama's Gun”. He says, of the experience: “Touring with Badu was kinda like a school for the best and brightest in the soul music scene…It was an amazing experience. She
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