Point of View
John released his debut CD -'Point of View' on NBR Jazz. It was the "#1 Requested Album' on WGMC & made the 'Top 40 Contemporary Jazz albums of 1992' list for Rochester. Chuck Berg of JazzTimes- '...a variety of arresting poses...a welcome change of pace...' Jack Garner of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle -'...impressive debut...an intelligent, lyrical pianist...' At the Syracuse Jazz Fest: Ray Boyce of the Syracuse Post-Standard stated that 'John Nyerges...is a protean pianist...terrific technique and marvelous conceptions...' About the CD & in Buffalo at the 'Tralfamadore Cafe': Jeff Simon, Buffalo Evening News - ' ... superb pianist ...' John is the jazz pianist with trumpeter/conductor Jeff Tyzik with the Buffalo and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras. He has also worked with the Syracuse, Utica, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Stamford & Hartford CT., and Wilmington, DE orchestras. Guests included Doc Severinson, Allen Vizzutti, Don Potter, Linda Hopkins, Chris Vadala, Gerry Niewood, Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Daniels, Ray Ricker, Tony DiPaulo, Michael Civisca, Five Alive, New York Voices, Monica Mancini and Robin McKelle. Other performances: Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine, Jeff Campbell, Rich Thompson, & Cabo Frio. Teaching Assistantship/Fellowship - Masters of Music-Eastman. There he performed with the legendary Joe Henderson, composer/conductor Maria Schneider, and Benny Carter and with Bob Brookmeyer at Town Hall in New York City. CD Recordings as a sideman: Phill Freeman's CD 'Let's get Ready For Love' (cdbaby) Nancy Kelly's 'Singin' & Swingin'' Amherst Records Rick Holland & Evan Dobbins "In Time's Shadow", blujazz Those reviews: "fine soloing by John Nyerges on piano -- give this tune a unique identity"- Thom Jurek, allmusic.com "remarkable energy...impressive solos...most notably pianist John Nyerges." -Jack Bowers, allaboutjazz.com In 2008 John released his 2nd CD as a leader featuring Clay Jenkins (trumpet), Rich Thompson (drums), Jeff Campbell (bass), and Mike Karn (tenor sax) with all new originals by Nyerges entitled "Jazz, Pictures, & Poems". This CD contains art photography by (brother) Paul Nyerges and poetry by (daughter) Elissa Nyerges. John will be performing this music with his Quintet at the RIJF (Rochester International Jazz Festival) on June 19, 2009 in the Main Festival Tent at 6:00 PM!!