Aneris Rivera-Wagner is a multifaceted percussionist, songwriter, rapper, bassist and producer from Buffalo, NY. Aneris comes from a musical family. His dad, a latin percussionist himself, encouraged him from a young age to take up music. At the age of 13, he began to study drum set with several different instructors. In addition, he studied and played upright bass in orchestra beginning in elementary through high school. At the age of 18 he was accepted to the Berklee College of Music where he majored in songwriting/musical theater writing, continued to study drum set with instructor Casey Scheuerell and studied both Latin and Brazillian percussion with instructor Ernesto Diaz. As of Fall 2021, he is a student of SUNY Buffalo state where he is currently studying percussion with instructors Mark Hodges and Ryder Shelley.
As an instrumentalist, Aneris is an exceptional drummer, orchestral/Latin percussionist and bassist and works actively as a professional musician, especially in the theater setting. In addition, he has substantial experience in songwriting and raps/produces under the name Nerix. His debut album “Jeremiah,” named after Leonard Bernstein’s 1st symphony, was released March 10th 2021. His 2nd project “Longbox EP” will be released in 2022.
- Upstate NY
Interested in touring?
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Theatrical Lyricist
- Music Assistant
- Music Copyist
- Pit Musician (Other)
- Home Studio Whiz
My Primary Instrument
- Bass - electric
- Bass - upright
Current HS, College, or Grad Student?