Some of Robert's Bands



Other Bands & Sessions:

Sarasota Fusion Work Page

Mason-Robert-Alejandro Session

Sonic Arts Quintet
Paolo Cerrone/Robert Nissim Quartet

Gregory's Wedding Band (30 June , 2000)
Susanna D'Orio Quartet
Fernandinho Group
Francesca Sortino Quartet
Mauro Verrone Bebop Quintet
Roman New Orleans Jazz Band
Roma Blues Band
Francesca Donato Quintet
Sabato di Eugenio Rubei Group
Claudia Catani Group
Fabiano Pellini Group
Flam Band
Dea and the Primitives
Gabriella Fazino Group
Villa Miani Wedding Band (7 maggio 1999)
Beverly Lewis Duo
Clive Riche Group
Roberto Nissim/Cicci Santucci Quartet
Kite Jazz Band
Fear And Hope Project (Eric)
Michael Chiella Project
Fededrica Baioni Quartet
Charlie Parket Tribute Quartet
Borgo di Ascanio Project
Jazz Set III
Francesco Forti Duo
Franco Bolignari Quartet
Paolo Farinelli Group (soul jazz)
Liliana Gimenez Quartet
Liana Mileti Group
Enrico Granafei Manhattan Project
Donatella Lottazzi Group
Elba Project - pop e leggera
Blue Mainstream Jazz Band
Michele Ariodante Quartet
Fabio Longo Quartet
Franco Bubbico Group
Natural Selection
Straight No Chaser
The Mike Clapson Quartet
Gothic Prince
Rob Tettero Group

  The Footnote Jazz Band
  Greg Nielsen - trombone/leader
Tim Eaton - trumpet
Dennis Connelly - tenor sax
Robert Nissim - piano
Paul Gormley - double bass
David Pruyn - drums
Live at Latin Quarters, January 9, 2024

The Feeling Of Jazz
I Let a Song Go Out Of My Heart
I Remember Clifford
It Don't Mean a Thing
Chelsea Bridge
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Birk's Works
Take The A Train

  The Dirty Duo
  Suzanne Lucas - voice, Robert Nissim - piano
  Model Performers: Odetta with Seth Farber


  Kelly Broadway Jazz & Pop Classics

Kelly Broadway - piano
Robert Nissim - piano




Demo Video, performing:
Come Fly With Me, Crazy, Moondance, Bye Bye Blackbird, Summertime, I Only Have Eyes For You, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, Route 66.

  Tropical Wave Duo


Phil Marucci - vocals, percussion, keyboard
Robert Nissim - piano




Samba De Verao/So Nice (Marcos Valle)


Medley: Little Boat/The Girl From Ipanema/So Nice (December 4, 2022)

Songs: Madalena/Berimbau/MasQue Nada (January 21, 2023)

  Dameronia Trio


Robert Nissim - piano
Mason O'Donnell - bass
Sebastian Contreras - drums



  The Hebrew Education Society
                     March 1, 2020


  Cute (by Neal Hefti)      Casbah (by Tadd Dameron)      Some Day My Prince Will Come      If You Could See Me Now
(by Tadd Dameron)
  You Look Good To Me   Our Delight (by Tadd Dameron)   Jeanie (by Sam Jones)      

Progress Map


  Piglet Trio


Robert Nissim - piano
Jack Redford - electric bass
Alejandro Luna - drums



  Manhattan Neighborhood Network
                               July 19, 2019


  Ellie   Tritones   Square One  


      Il Caffe Latte
June 28, 2019




  Evolution Trio


Robert Nissim - piano
Motonori Kobayashi - upright and electric bass
Alejandro Luna - drums



The three band members met at the City College Jazz Performance undergraduate program, and the trio was formed in February 2017 to showcase a Bill Evans arrangement of “Who Can I Turn To” for a Fred Hersch masterclass. Building on the adrenalin of this event, the trio has gone on to explore the repertoire and arrangements of famous piano trios like Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal, Monty Alexander, Kevin Hays, and Bob James.

The trio rehearses regularly, working hard to perfect and refine a challenging repertoire which spans from heart-wrenching ballads to up-tempo swingers, with forays into Brazilian samba, reggae groove, and Latin-jazz. Trio leader Robert explains: “We love to explore ideas about rhythm and swing, always looking for ways to make the music more exciting and dynamic”. Drummer Alejandro, a native of Columbia, contributes his extensive knowledge of rhythmic styles to provide a propulsive drive, while bassist Moto holds down the fort with rock-solid bass lines, providing the foundation for improvisation by each member of the band.

The trio is on an exciting journey of discovery, hence the name Evolution Trio.



Progress Map

      Senior Recital
 City College - April 18, 2019


  Soul Eyes (Mal Waldron)
  Red On Red (Claudio Roditi)
  Got To Go (Monty Alexander)
  Here's That Rainy Day
  Waltz For Debby (Bill Evans)
  Triste (A. C. Jobim)
  A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
  Darn That Dream

Video of Recital


Ensemble 3
(The New School - 2016)


Robert Nissim - Piano
Simon Mastri - Bass
Guy Paz - Drums
Giorgi Blackburn - Guitar
Diego Opperman - Trumpet
Ji Yun Kim - flute




  Bud Powell Tribute Sextet


Matt Brown - trumpet
Alex Stein - tenor sax
Bob Curtis - baritone sax
Robert Nissim - piano
Fred Zabin - bass
Ai Murakami - drums
Olivier Berney - arrangements



  Trumpets Jazz Club
             March 27, 2003

  Bouncing With Bud
  Dance of the Infidels
  John's Abbey
  Parisian Thoroughfare
  So Sorry, Please
  Strictly Confidential

The Fruit

Time Waits

Un Poco Loco

Webb City


  Robert Nissim Trio


Robert Nissim - piano
Joseph Lepore - bass
Gianni Filindeu - drums



  Live at Club Colle Verde, Rome
                        20 March, 1999

  You Don't Know What Love Is


  Alfa Recording Studio, Rome
                    29 October, 1999


  Franklin's Kite
  Elegant Amble
  New Route to Joy



  Ticket to Brazil


Marina de Sanctis - vocals
Robert Nissim - piano and keyboards
Ney Portilho - electric bass
Stefano Parenti - drums



  Alfa Recording Studio, Rome
               12 November, 1998


  Vou Deitar E Rolar
  E Com Esse Que Eu Vou
  Samba Com Pressa


  The Nissim Link


Robert Nissim - keyboards
Emanuele Basentini - guitar
Cristiano Micalizzi - drums
Matteo Esposito - eletric bass
Mario Castellari - percussion



  Studio Gnomo, Rome
           3 February 1995


  The End of The End


  Tribute to Bud Powell Trio


Robert Nissim - keyboards
Vittorio Sonsini - bass
Alfredo Romeo - drums



  Live at L'Incantesimo, Tivoli, Italy
                      March 19, 1995


  Shaw Nuff