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.
He has also performed with the legendary Joe Henderson, Maria Schneider, Benny Carter in the Eastman Theater and with Bob Brookmeyer at Town Hall in New York City, Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine, Joe Lovano, Dennis Dobson, Michael Pedicin, Jr. & recorded with the RPO, Nancy Kelly’s Amherst Records "Singin’ & Swingin’" and on the Rochester Chamber Society’s Chamber Jazz CD. Teacher: Asst Prof. Monroe Community College Jazz Instrumental; Eastman Summer Jazz Camp.
2003-2004: RIJF (Rochester International Jazz Festival) with saxophonist Vince Ercolamento and vocalist Victoria Corrigan; 2007 with saxophonist Dave Glasser; Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Little Big Band. MCC Fest: Hendrik Muerkens at the MCC Jazzfest.
Debut CD -"Point of View" on NBR Jazz (indie)
2007: Rick Holland & Evan Dobbins “In Time’s Shadow”, blujazz productions, BJ3348, 2006
CD’s released in 2008 include:
Carl Atkins & Jon Kruger’s New Energy Big Ban's "Sands Of Time" (featured soloist) Herb Smith "The Trumpet Shall Sound"
John’s 2nd release as a leader entitled “Jazz, Pictures, & Poems”. Features Clay Jenkins (trumpet), Rich Thompson (drums), Jeff Campbell (bass), Mike Karn (tenor sax) and Evan Dobbins (trombone) with all new originals by Nyerges. This CD contains art photography by (brother) Paul Nyerges (go to: segreynstudios.com/) and poetry by (daughter) Elissa Nyerges.
2009 saw the release of Madeline Forster's (voc) "Just You, Just Me" CD with John contributing piano solos and arranging some of the tunes, and 2010 release of Dave Glasser's "Evolution" (Here Tiz Music)
Piano soloist on Larry Garlington's 2012 CD
Mix and Mastering Engineer for Rich Thompson's 2012 "Generations" jazz trio/Quartet on Origin Records in my NBR Jazz Recording Studio.
3rd CD as a leader due out in late 2016 "Thankful Heart"
New York State Arts Grant
Eastman Fellowship, Jazz performance graduate studies
Eastman Teaching Assistant award, Jazz performance graduate
NISOD national award for excellence in teaching in a community college.
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, Nord piano II. Studio piano - Steinway B