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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.

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"

Awards

New York State Arts Grant Eastman Fellowship, Jazz performance graduate studies Eastman Teaching Assistant award, Jazz performance graduate studies NISOD national award for excellence in teaching in a community college.

Gear

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


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One of Rochester’s fine jazz pianists, John Nyerges, has just released a tasty album of originals, appropriately titled Music from the Heart. As instrumentalist and small-group leader, he demonstrates an impressive range of musical skill. The program features an appealing balance of uptempo mainstream jazz and melodic ballads, played by various combinations, from a trio (with bassist Danny Ziemann and drummer Chris Teal), to ensembles with various well arranged combinations of horns, including trumpeter Clay Jenkins, and saxophonists Doug Stone, Vince Ercolamento and Alexa Tarantino. At its heart, though, the CD spotlights the subtle and richly artistic playing of Nyerges. I especially enjoyed his stretching out on “Brecker’s Blues,” and the grace and feeling he imparts to “Requiem.” And I also really enjoyed “WGMC Blues,” his roly-poly tribute to 90.1 FM, Rochester’s great jazz station. It’s clear why Nyerges is the pianist Jeff Tyzik and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra call upon when jazz is on the menu. by Jack Garner 10-15-2017 Rochester D&C Arts, 6C

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Rochester

Willing to teach

Advanced 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.

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