Tracie Triolo grew up in Boulder, Colorado where she developed a passion for food, music and the outdoors. She began working in her family's restaurant at an early age and spent most of her spare time playing music, skiing, backpacking, and refining her back country cooking skills. After graduating from Niwot High School, she moved to Florida, joined the local musician's union, played with the local symphony, several big bands, and small jazz ensembles. Tracie studied music at Daytona Beach College as a flute performance major, then worked on developing better saxophone technique at the University of Colorado. She later went on to complete a degree in culinary arts through the New School for Social Research at the New York Restaurant School in Manhattan.
Currently residing in Mendocino County, Tracie teaches woodwinds privately at the Ukiah School of Music and coaches jazz bands at the Opus Music School during the school year. She plays piccolo and flute with the Ukiah Symphony, the Lake County Symphony, and the Symphony of the Redwoods. She plays baritone saxophone in the Mendocino College and Santa Rosa Wednesday Night big bands. She has also worked playingreed instruments in musical theatre productions for the Glorianna Opera Company, Ukiah Players