Though I knew of you and your work, the dear, young friends I'm staying with here in Honolulu have just discovered you by way of album, Tender is the Night. I'd write more, but I'm getting very, very sleepy. 😉 Seriously, your music is so wonderful.
Finally saw Porgy and Bess (1959) and revisited your superb unequaled medley. Thank you for so much joy since the 1960's.
I have rediscovered On Tour. It gave me chills 40 years ago and did again this morning. Sad to see it is not available on CD.
Peter you are the best! Hope to see u in Seattle area in future
Greetings Mr Nero from one who discovered your piano playing for the frist time tonight while searching the internet on behalf of a student for different versions of 'Mountain Greenery'. And who then then spent a long time marvelling at a selection of your performances from various contexts ... each astounding and delightful to my ears. Writing late at night in London, feeling grateful for the surprise gift of this happy new discovery it strikes me that jazz pianists ( of any stripe or ability ) listening to the inspired musical drama of your jazz improvisations should not put off by the fact that we cant play the piano like you ! We should resist the understandable desire to give up the piano as Oscar Peterson famously did for a while upon hearing Art Tatum for the first time. Instead we might just enjoy your music and aspire to develop in our own playing aspects of your magnificent range of expression. With thanks and all best wishes, Adam Glasser
Hello, my name is Elise Nanista, my dad, Richard Nanista played the bass with you. I’d really like to get into contact, please email me at email@example.com.
I'm much younger, but I just discovered you via your "Christmas Medley" that appears on the Real Gone Music "Great Songs of Christmas" CD. I look forward to exploring your work further. Thank you
Dear Peter Nero, I know I have written to you before but do not see it here so I am writing again. I first heard you play when I was in college in 1962-1966. My boyfriend at the time would take me to your concerts and I still have your autograph form when he took me backstage in San Francisco to meet you. We were supposed to see you in Santa Clara Calif when it was cancelled due to the assassination of President Kennedy. On our 20th anniversary, my husband surprised me with tickets to Philadelphia to see you for a holiday show. We flew there from Denver for the weekend. I was so excited I could hardly contain my enthusiasm. But we did not realize that you would not be the pianist, you were the conductor! I was so disappointed! You played part of one song and was so unmistakably YOU, the music I have loved for so many years. Now, I listen to you on Pandora. I am playing you now, and I am almost in tears- your music is still so stirring and beautiful. Will I ever see you play again? Oh- please come to Denver and play with our symphony! Please!! Wishing you all the best, and THANK YOU Mr Nero for the joy you have given me and countless others.
I sure wish you would do a show (or two) in the Seattle area. Love your music and your command of the keys!
Just listening to one of my old records: The music of George Gershwin with Peter Nero, Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops. Great recording, beautiful arrangements and fantastic piano playing. Thanks for the music.
I had your mother as a teacher in the 60’s At James Madison high school in Brooklyn .!!!
Happy Birthday Mr Nero. You are simply the best!
Thank you!. I’m hearing Peter Nero’s summer of 42....,the vinilo Original ... my emocion goes to the tears ( sorry for my poor english) THANK YOU. Very Much!!!
Simplesmente mágico! Maravilhoso! Gratidão por seu talento!
Dear Mr Nero, I am listening to "Piano Forte" right now, I adore your work, hope I get to catch you live!
Happy Birthday Peter, In honor of your birthday I listened to two of my favorites, Fantasy and Improvisations (for about the 5 thousandth time) and the Peter Nero Now album recorded at Concord Jazz Studio. Wishing you today as much joy your music brings me. thanks you.
Happy Birthday, Peter! I have always treasured your arrangements. They are full of class and imagination. I wish the album, "The Screen Scene" would be released on CD or on mp3. That's my favorite! God bless you always.
Mr. Nero, I was 18 years old when I became fascinated by you, your music style and performances at the Academy of Music. One of my happiest moments was seeing you in the Jacobs Music Store in Center City (Philly) on Chestnut Street playing a piano behind closed doors. I peeked through the window you turned look at me with a smile and waved. I'm 62 now and still remember the wonderful feeling I felt that day. I wish you all the best. Paula
Suffice it to say I ADORE YOU & live for your music. Your talent is off the charts. Much love, Mr. Nero.
Is there a 2019 concert schedule? Why not come back to the Seattle area?
Mr Nero I just wanted to say thank you. You have brought great pleasure to my music listening life. I was introduced to your music by my mom who loved you as well. She was 10 years your senior, and passed in 2016, and I 20 years your junior. From my earliest memories my mom would put on your records and we listened together! Thank you again! I wish you the very best of happiness, blessings and peace. We are dear friends even though we have never met. Love you brother!
Bernie, I've been trying to reconnect with you for years. Some of our correspondence now resides in the Special Collections Library of the University of Virginia, where I taught in the Psychology Department for 33 years. Hope you'll respond. Arthur
No current news about concerts. Is Peter Nero still playing concert tours? Website does not have any current information. Did he retire? Would appreciate a response.
The album "Nero Goes Pops" is high on my top 10 list. I have a vinyl copy and listen to it often. Thank you, and long may you play.
I watched Peter Nero on Ed Sullivan tonight. Wow! I am 60 and don't remember seeing him play before. I must get a DVD.
I watched an early episode of Ed Sullivan tonight on the Comcast Cable channel Decades. When you came on to play piano and lead orchestra of Rhapsody in Blue. What an awesome, enchanting and delightful performance. You are debonair. So, great!!!
Hello Mr. Nero, I am listening to your LP ‘Piano Forte ‘ and was moved to dash off this little note. I want to say how much I have enjoyed your music over the years, and to thank you for the enjoyment. God bless.
I first saw Peter play in person at the Ravinia Festival north of Chicago, IL. He was quite skilled and refined, especially compared to the popular music that was going around. I still like his style a lot.
Mr. Nero: Whatever happened with your album "NOW"? Why is that not out on CD??? Wizardry! Ellington never, and I mean, never sounded better. Can anyone help me understand why this is not available? What a loss! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was asked by Richard Stein to send you his regards. He is a great guy married to my mom. I could just imagine you guys having laughs together. Best regards, Guillermo