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, 55 Bar, La Lanterna/Bar Next Door, Minton’s, 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 musicians; John Benitez, Mark Walker, 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.
Riveros’ new CD titled ‘Latin Side of Wes Montgomery’ was released on February 5th on ZOHO Music.
Nelson took several of the guitarists’ compositions and arranged them in different Latin and Caribbean rhythms creating a new fresh sound on Wes’ music. In making this terrific album Riveros wanted to collaborate with the very best musicians: Hector Martignon(piano), a two-time Grammy nominee. Grammy winner MarkWalker (drums); AndyMcKee (bass) and Jonathan Gomez (percussion).
Throughout we can hear the band playing together as one, channeling the fluidness and virtuosity one hears on Wes’ recordings.