New York based guitarist Nelson Riveros recently released his debut recording titled “Camino Al Barrio” A Contemporary Latin-Jazz CD with a diverse array of rhythms and fresh improvisations. 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.
He studied with a very in demand guitar teacher named George Bien who turned him on to recordings by Joe
Pass, Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour and George Benson.
A graduate of City College where he received a BFA in Jazz Studies, Nelson studied guitar with Gene Bertoncini, Pete McCann and composition with Mike Holober. He also studied at Mannes College of Music with guitarist Vic Juris. Nelson has performed and recorded with Grammy nominated pianist Hector Martignon, Grammy winning bassist John Benitez, Samuel Torres, Luis Bonilla, Jeremy Wall (Spyro Gyra), Alfredo De La Fe