About Pete Nater

Pete Nater

As many of you might know. I’ve been playing in bands for 5 decades. From the early 70’s as a 14 year old, still in Junior High School in The Bronx, to where I am now, many years later. So far, I have many many great memories. God willing, I’ll have many more to come.

God willing, I’ll have more opportunities to play with legends, masters and even part-time musicians who do it for the love of the music.


Grammy Winner, Band Leader, Musical Director, Arranger, Trumpet, Composer

I have been blessed to play with and record with the following bands on a steady basis:

  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra 2002 to 2008 (2005 Grammy Award Winner)
  • The Mambo Legends Orch. 2009 to present
  • The Latin Giants of Jazz 2002 to 2009
  • Frankie Ruiz Orchestra 1995-1998
  • Musical Director Larry Harlow Orchestra 1974-1980, 1990 to present
  • Grupo Fascinacion 1983-present Co-founder/Leader (a/k/a Fascinacion)
  • Chico O’Farrill’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orch 2008 to 2014 (2014 Grammy Award Winner)
  • Conjunto Clasico 1996 to 2008
  • Ray Sepulveda Orchestra 1997 to present
  • Musical Director Hector Casanova Y Montuno 1980-1983
  • The Bronx Horns 2001 to present
  • Latin Legend Band 1994 to present
  • Ralph Irizarry’s Son Criollo 1998-2002
  • David Gonzales’ “Sofrito” play 1999 to present
  • Richie Viruet’s Blue Clave 1998 to present
  • Victor Cruz Orchestra 1995-1996
  • Nestor Sanchez Band 1996-1997
  • Junior Gonzales Orchestra 1990-1991
  • Seguida 1972-1974 Latin Soul Inc. 1972
  • Viento De Agua 2000-2002
  • Ray Martinez’ “Sabor Criollo” 2007 – Present
  • “Little” Johnny Rivero 2008-Present
  • Pete Nater & Associates 2009 to present
  • Ray De La Paz 2007- present
  • Musical Director Orlando Marin 2010-present

I have also played with, or recorded with, or sub-ed with, or jammed with, on and off, here and there over the years, the following artists:


Band Interests: International Salsa & Jazz Festivals