Nacho Riveros

Venezuelan-born bass player Nacho Riveros has mastered the low frequency spectrum and established himself as a top tier hired gun within his local latin music circuit which has allowed him to gig around Latin America and the US, being one of his highlights his performance at the 2016 Latin Grammy Award ceremony in Las Vegas with then nominee and 2-time winner, pop artist Manuel Medrano, whose band he has been an integral part of since its inception in 2011.

He began his conservatory studies in double-bass in 1987 and then moved on to graduate in Music Education some years later. In 1997 he commenced his studies in electric bass at The Players School of Music in Clear Water, FL under the guidance of bassist extraordinaire Jeff Berlin.

He relocated to Colombia in 2000 where he continuously worked with various artists during the following years. In 2007 he began teaching at Berklee’s Global Partner EMMAT, and since 2017 has been a speaker at Berklee Latino Conferences. It is there that he became associated with 4-time Grammy award-winning Oscar Stagnaro with whom he plays in the “Bass en vivo” project. He’s also been responsible for directing and producing more than 50 music projects with EQ Music and YOP, as well as A&R with the latter. He currently tours with the aforementioned Manuel Medrano as well as with various upcoming latin artists such as Majo Gutierrez and David Monsalve.

Nacho lives a quiet life with his family in Bogotá where he dedicates most of his free time to his infant son and his wife.