About me

Most of you that know me, know me as a Salsa musician, as I have been doing that for over 40 years. You may also know that I’m a Grammy winner, as I was a member and recorded on one of Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s Grammy winning recordings. Some of you who have come to know me more recently, know me as a Real Estate Investor. I am that as well.

Others may know me as the creator of “Salsa Legends And Masters Academy“, the place to learn about the history, legends and masters of the genre. Guilty on all counts. You may or may not know that I’ve also been and investigator with The City of New York for almost 25 years. Yes, that too. So, for many years, I have been traveling the world, meeting people, making connections, expanding my horizons and educating myself in many different ways. And, over time, I’ve also assembled a core team of business associates that facilitate a multitude of endeavors I’ve done, do and aspire to do.

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

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  1. Spanish Harlem Orchestra 2002 to 2008 (2005 Grammy Award Winner)
  2. The Mambo Legends Orch. 2009 to present.
  3. The Latin Giants of Jazz 2002 to 2009.
  4. Frankie Ruiz Orchestra 1995-1998 Musical Director.
  5. Larry Harlow Orchestra 1974-1980, 1990 to present.
  6. Grupo Fascinacion 1983-present Co-founder/Leader (a/k/a Fascinacion).
  7. Chico O’Farrill’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orch 2008 to present.
  8. Conjunto Clasico 1996 to 2008.
  9. Ray Sepulveda Orchestra 1997 to present Musical Director.
  10. Hector Casanova Y Montuno 1980-1983.
  11. The Bronx Horns 2001 to present.
  12. Latin Legend Band 1994 to present.
  13. Ralph Irizarry’s Son Criollo 1998-2002.
  14. David Gonzales’ “Sofrito” play 1999 to present.
  15. Richie Viruet’s Blue Clave 1998 to present.
  16. Victor Cruz Orchestra 1995-1996.
  17. Nestor Sanchez Band 1996-1997
  18. Junior Gonzales Orchestra 1990-1991
  19. Seguida 1972-1974
  20. Latin Soul Inc. 1972
  21. Viento De Agua 2000-2002
  22. Ray Martinez’ “Sabor Criollo” 2007 – Present
  23. “Little” Johnny Rivero 2008-Present
  24. Pete Nater & Associates 2009 to present
  25. Ray De La Paz 2007- present Musical Director
  26. Orlando Marin 2010-presentI
  27. .

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  • Ray Barretto
  • Machito
  • Johnny Pacheco
  • Tito Puente
  • Eddie Palmieri
  • Charlie Palmieri
  • Hector LaVoe
  • Marc Anthony
  • Cachao
  • Celia Cruz
  • Ruben Blades
  • Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez
  • Victor Manuel
  • Tito Rojas
  • Luis Perico Ortiz
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • El Gran Combo
  • Mongo Santamaria
  • Paul Simon
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Ismael Miranda
  • Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz
  • Orlando Marin
  • Jose Fajardo
  • Dave Valentin
  • Sonora Poncena
  • Tito Nieves
  • Toby Love
  • DLG
  • Tipica 73
  • Obie Bermudez
  • Ray Ruiz, Kako
  • Daniel Santos
  • Hilton Ruiz
  • Bill Evans
  • Ray Santos All-stars
  • Ornette Coleman
  • The Mingus Band
  • Cheo Feliciano
  • Valerie Capers
  • Michael Stuart
  • Yomo Toro
  • Adalberto
  • Tony Vega
  • Santiago
  • Yolanda Duke
  • Johnny Rivera
  • Joe Quijano
  • Janis Ian
  • Eddie Torres Mambo King Orch
  • Salseros Del Hudson & many many more
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My Latest Videos

Up-Coming Shows and Projects

I appreciate your interest in what I’m doing musically. I’ve provided two choices below which can inform you of what I have going on. Some of you many know, that I freelance with many bands, primarily in the New York City area and occasionally in other parts of the world. I also have my own band, “Pete Nater & Associates" You can pick between profiles on Revebnation and find out the latest news and up-coming performances. Thanks again for stopping by, I appreciate your interest and support.

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