03.06.18'Latin Side of Wes Momntgomery'
Playing at the Zinc Bar on March 6th for Wes Montgomery's birthday . my Latin arrangements of Wes Montgomery's music with my quartet.
Sets are 8 and 10PM
02.14.18Valentines Day Gig at Blue Moon Restaurant
I\'ll be playing a Valentines Day gig at the Blue Moon Restaurant in Englewood on Weds. February 14th 7-10PM
Nelson Riveros- guitar/vocals
Thomson Kneeland - bass
Steve Johns - drums
12.29.11Jazz Inside Magazine
He’s a fine guitarist with just the right sense of pulse and the clave and the sensibility of the Latin heart"
Bob Gish – Jazz Inside Magazine
12.29.11Just Jazz Guitar Magazine
“Riveros is an exceptional guitarist and demonstrates a blend of modern lines and grooves over jazz harmony. This is a fantastic album and well worth a listen."
-Just Jazz Guitar
12.14.11Nelson Riveros- Camino Al Barrio
Riveros has developed the chops as a performer and composer to take the lead on a release that is rhythmically vibrant, musically challenging and, perhaps most refreshing, accessible.
John Barron - thejazzword.blogspot.com
03.08.11Nelson Riveros Interview: New York Latin Jazz Guitar
"New York guitarist Nelson Riveros is a player who floats between the worlds of danceable groove and sophisticated jazz. His playing is modern in his approach to soloing and harmony, but his songs also possess strong Latin beats that will have everyone in the room groovin' to his tunes"
12.09.10Review of Camino Al Barrio at Latinjazznet.com
"Nelson Riveros is one of the most proficient melodic guitarists inhabiting the world of music today" Raul de Gama -LatinJazzNet.com
11.19.10Camino Al Barrio review at Midwest Record
Riveros brings the Latin edge to his upbeat, tasty fusion guitar work on his impressive debut.
Chris Spector ~ Midwest Record
11.16.10Review of Camino Al Barrio at jazzchicago.net
"Quite a solid debut full of fire and passion from a guitarist to keep an eye on".
~Brad Walseth jazzchicago.net
11.05.10Camino Al Barrio review at Latin Jazz Corner
Guitarist Nelson Riveros paints wonderful picture of his experiences on Camino Al Barrio with a stirring Latin Jazz album that draw upon many worlds. The revealing choice of repertoire on Camino Al Barrio paints Riveros as an interesting artist with a broad background, leaving us excited to hear about the next chapter in his life.
In his retrospective and introspective first offering as a leader, Nelson looks into his personal and musical roots for inspiration for his journey ahead; inspiration he found in an epiphany of sounds and ideas that illuminate his "camino al barrio"... Every work of art is in some way autobiographical.
"On Camino Al Barrio, Guitarist Nelson Riveros has created a group sound that encompasses roots from Latin America with a very listenable jazz aesthetic.
I'm sure there will be plenty of happy listeners."
Nelson is one of the brightest new faces on today's Jazz Guitar Scene. This new CD not only demonstrates his virtuosity, it showcases his wonderful skills as a composer and vocalist" We are sure to hear alot more from this gifted young talent........
“Nelson Riveros has come up with a collection of songs that grab your attention right away, with interesting melodic and harmonic ideas, and each, with a personality of it’s own. His improvisations, along with the other players, Hector and the rhythm section, are bitingly fresh and creative and true to the spirit of each piece. It’s also impossible to listen to the variety of infectious grooves here, and not want to get up and dance."
Nelson is a really good guitarist. Lot's of great jazz ...worth the effort...good music here."
~Andy Harlow, renowned Latin jazz artist of the FANIA Super Salsa Band, and brother of Larry Harlow of the FANIA All-Star
10.25.10 Camino Al Barrio review at All About Jazz
"Young guitarist and rising Latin jazz artist Nelson Riveros walks through a landscape of Latin, Brazilian and contemporary jazz on Camino Al Barrio; an adventurous debut outing with outstanding musicianship and impressive material sure to bring well-deserved attention".
Edward Blanco - allaboutjazz.com
10.23.10Camino Al Barrio review at SomethingElseReviews
"Camino Al Barrio is a crisp, breezy affair of small group Latin-flavored jazz. Nelson Riveros knows how to serve it up not too heavy or not too light, and always sunny side up".
Pico - Somethingelsereviews.com