New York based guitarist Nelson Riveros is part of an emerging force of a new generation of Contemporary Latin-Jazz artists.
His debut recording titled ‘Camino Al Barrio’ peaked at #8 on the Jazz Week World Music Chart.
He was nominated among his peers as ‘Next Best Generation Artist’ and ‘Best Latin Jazz Guitar’ for the 2010 Latin Jazz Corner Best of The Year Awards.
His group has performed at The Iridium, Zinc Bar, La Lanterna/ Bar Next Door, Mintons, several clubs in Miami and festivals through out the try state area as well as, a tour of Colombia.
Nelson has performed and recorded with Grammy nominated pianist Hector Martignon, Grammy winning bassist John Benitez, Samuel Torres, Luis Bonilla, Alfredo De La Fe, Jeremy Wall of Spyro Gyra, ‘Charles Ives For Jazz Orchestra’ featuring: Billy Drewes, Scott Wentholt, Jim Seeley, John Mosca, Ivan Renta,Vince Cherico, Luis Bonilla His new CD titled ‘Latin Side of Wes Montgomery’ is due to be released later this year. Nelson took several of the guitarists’ compositions and arranged them in different Latin and Caribbean rhythms creating a new fresh sound on Wes’ music.
Nelson taught for 12 years at the acclaimed 92St Y School of Music and currently he is a substitute teacher, teaching music for the Tenafly Public School District