“Nero … plays with the energy of a 20-year-old rock and roll drummer,” noted the Palm Beach Daily News on March 26, 2008. “His Juilliard training shows in the cleanliness of his technique and in his control of the tone of the piano. His technical arsenal includes brilliant passage work, rapid bass lines, arpeggio-like figures ascending and descending, and subtle dynamic variations."Read More
Two-time Grammy-winning jazz pianist Peter Nero performed in front of a crowd of 479 on November 6 at Armstrong Auditorium. Nero and his bassist of 24 years, Michael Barnett, played a nearly three-hour tribute to the late jazz pianist Art Tatum. This was the second event of the 2014-2015 Armstrong International Cultural Foundation concert series.Read More
Peter Nero recorded his first album in 1961 and won a Grammy Award that year for “Best New Artist.” Since then, he has received another Grammy, garnered 10 additional nominations, and released 68 albums. His early association with RCA Records produced 23 albums in eight years. His subsequent move to Columbia Records resulted in a million-selling single and album—The Summer of ’42—now available on CD.Read More
- The New York Times
THE BEATLES HAVE NOTHING ON PETER NERO. The legendary pianist appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show 11 times, among many other achievements, honors and awards in a long and illustrious career. Nero created his magic for a good crowd braving the cold Tuesday night at the Sottile Theatre in the third of the Charleston Concert […]
Peter is in San Diego this weekend appearing with the San Diego Symphony. If you are in the area you don’t want to miss it. Check out this short interview he did yesterday!
by Mark Ira Kaufman […] But in terms of ability to play almost anything on the piano at a dizzying level of excellence, one American pianist stands above all others. You may have heard the name. But in all likelihood, his piano playing is beyond most piano playing you’ve ever heard. And if you’ve never […]