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John Nyerges

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Born: June 26, 1958    Primary Instrument: Piano

John Nyerges

John Nyerges lives in Rochester, NY writing music and performing as a jazz pianist. BM, MM-Eastman School of Music, Jazz Performance.

The John Nyerges Quartet performed at the Syracuse Jazz Fest & the Time Warner Fest in Rochester. As a guest pianist, John has performed with conductor/trumpeter Jeff Tyzik with the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Erie, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Stamford & Hartford CT, and Wilmington, DE Orchestras. John has performed with Doc Severinson, Allen Vizzutti, Don Potter, Linda Hopkins, Chris Vadala, Gerry Niewood, Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Daniels, Ray Ricker, Tony DiPaulo, Steve Lipia. New York Voices, Michael Civisca, Mark Kellogg, & Bruce Johnstone....
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Awards:

New York State Arts Grant Eastman Fellowship, Jazz performance graduate studies Eastman Teaching Assistant award, Jazz performance graduate studies
Chuck Berg, JazzTimes, described the CD as having “a variety of arresting poses” and “a welcome change of pace”.

Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, said it was an “impressive debut” and that John is “an intelligent, lyrical pianist”.

Ray Boyce, Syracuse Post-Standard, stated that “John … is a protean pianist” and that he had “terrific technique and marvelous conceptions”.

Jeff Simon, Buffalo Evening News, called John a “superb pianist”.

“fine soloing by John Nyerges on piano…give[s] this tune a unique identity”” Thom Jurek, allmusic.com

“remarkable energy “ impressive solos..., most notably pianist John Nyerges.” ” Jack Bowers, allaboutjazz.com

“strong melodic compositions…(John) emerges as from this as a formidable composer and pianist who deserves wider recognition”-Jerome Wilson, Cadence magazine

As a Leader

Jazz, Pictures & Poems
NBR Jazz (self produced)
2008
Tracks:Monk’s Blues; Modern Times; Time’s Up; Life; A Sense Of Loss; Impetuoso; Lil’ E; Prayer Song; Straight From The Heart; Tribute; Away From The City.
Personnel: John Nyerges:piano. Clay Jenkins:Trumpet. Mike Karn:Tenor Saxophone. Jeff Campbell: Acoustic Bass. Rich Thompson:Drums. Evan Dobbins:Trombone.


Point Of View
NBR Jazz (self produced)
1991
Tracks: Sambelissa; A moment in Time; Scenic View; All The Way; Song For Carina; New World; Swing Shift; In Search Of A Word; One For Josh; Where The Heart Is.
Personnel: John Nyerges: piano, keyboards, composer. Brian Scanlon: tenor, alto saxophone. Wilby Fletcher, Jr.:drums. Ron France: electric bass

As A Side Musician

Evolution
Dave Glasser
Here Tiz Music
2010
Tracks: Monkish; Minor Madness; Tranquility; Monk’s Blues; It Could Happen To You; Les is More; Rhythm-a-Ning; Blue Iridescence
Personnel: Dave Glasser: alto saxophone. John Nyerges: piano. Jeff Campbell: acoustic bass. Rich Thompson: drums.


Jus You, Just Me
Madeline Forster
(self produced)
2009
The Sands Of Time
New Energy Jazz Orchestra
(self produced)
2008
Tracks: Doing The Big Job; Sands Of Time; Bossa Contrapunctus; The Dance; Wishful Thinking; No One To Blame; Bennett’s Peace; Blue Monk; Vengeance Dance.
Personnel: Carl Atkins, Nick Brust, Carl Pellito, Terrance Bruce, Matt Stuver, Dean keller: saxophones. David Gibson, mark Kellogg, Clarence Hines, Nick Finzer, Paul Abel, Robert Kalwas: trombones. Jon Kruger, Doug house, Herb Smith, Ron D’Angelo, Devon Tramell: trumpets. John Nyerges: piano. Fred Stone, Jr.:Bass. Rich Thompson: drums.


The Trumpet Shall Sound
Herb Smith
(self produced)
2008


Just A Little bit
Cindy Bradley
(self produced)
2007


In Time’s Shadow
Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins LBB
blujazz
2006


Dig
Capitol Quartet
ADMLive
2004


Chamber Jazz
Society For Chamber Music In Rochester
SCMR
1999


RPO Holiday Pops Live II
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Yamaha
1999


It’s Time To Get Ready For Love
Phill Freeman
Phill Freeman
1998


RPO Holiday Pops Live
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Yamaha
1998


Singin’ and Swingin’
Nancy Kelly
Amherst Records
1997


RPO: Encore! 75
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Yamaha
1997


Take The Next Step
Eastman Jazz Ensemble
E-Jazz
1996


Jazz Tracks
Allen Vizzutti
Yamaha
1995

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Rochester, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Assistant professor -Instrumental Jazz Monroe Community College. Eastman School of Music BM Education, MM Jazz Studies Performance. NYS Teachers certification. Eastman Summer Jazz Camp Instructor.

Mason & Hamlin model A, 1978 Fender Rhodes 73 Electric Piano, Voce organ module, Voce Spin, Motion Sound Stereo Leslie Kurzweil module, Walter Woods & Crown amps, Presonus & Mackie Preamps, Fatar keyboard

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