Pianist/composer who writes modern melodic jazz & latin tunes with interesting harmonic progressions.
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John Nyerges, jazz pianist and composer, has recorded and/or performed with the Buffalo
and Rochester Philharmonic, Syracuse, Utica, NY, Stamford & Hartford, Conn., Northeastern
& Erie Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, DE Symphony Orchestras, Eastman Jazz Ensemble,
Doc Severinson, Allen Vizzutti, Don Potter, Linda Hopkins, Chris Vadala, Gerry Niewood,
Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Daniels, Ray Ricker, Tony DiPaulo, Michael Civisca, Five Alive,
Monica Mancini, Nancy Kelly, Joe Henderson, Maria Schneider, Benny Carter, Bob
Brookmeyer, Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine, Terell Stafford, Dennis Dobson, Joe Lovano, Wycliff
Gordon, Michael Pedicin, Jr., Rick Holland, Vince Ercolamento, The Coasters, The Shirelles,
Francine Reed, Capitol Quartet, Cabo Frio, and can be found on 3 RPO CD’s as well as on
15 other jazz CDs. 2 CD’s as a leader 2008 “Jazz, Pictures & Poems” and 1991Point of
View , both on NBR Jazz (self produced). He has performed several years in the Syracuse
Jazzfest and Rochester International Jazz festival.
Earned his Masters in jazz performance from Eastman and is currently the jazz pianist with
the RPO, Director of Jazz Studies & Technology at MCC, and teaches at Eastman’s Summer
Jazz Camp. Featured soloist on several CD’s by other regional artists.