Nelson Riveros

Nelson recently released CD titled 'Camino Al Barrio' A Contemporary Latin-Jazz recording peaked at #8 on the Jazz Week World Music Chart. He was was recognized among his peers and nominated for 'Best Latin Jazz Guitar' and Best Next Generation Artist' on the Latin Jazz Corner 2010 Best of the Year Awards

Born in New York to Colombian parents, guitarist Nelson Riveros grew up listening to his parents record collection which included FrankSinatra, Nat King Cole, and the rhythms of Cumbia and Salsa. These recordings were a staple, instilled him with a musical appreciation from an early age. Nelson started playing guitar in high school and became well-versed in many styles of music which included Jazz, Latin, and Rock. He studied guitar with George Bien, a very in demand guru- guitar teacher from Queens who turned him on to the recordings of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Pat Martino, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour.

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Intermediate to advanced students


On the faculty of the 92ST Y School of Music since 2005 teaching private lessons as well as guitar ensembles. Work as a Teaching Artist for the 92ST Y Outreach Program which brings music to public schools in NYC

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