Felipe Riveros started studying classical piano at the conservatory Escuela Moderna de Musica in Chile at age 11.
Four years later he became interested in Jazz and the age of 19 he left Chile for Boston to study at Berklee College of Music.
Graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor Degree in Music and a major in Music production and engineering, he moved to New York City and worked at Mike Manieri s record label NYC Jazz, worked as the food runner at the Blue Note Jazz Club and played a trio gig every Friday at Arthur Tavern and on Saturday at Arturo Pizzeria.
In 1996 he enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music where he graduated in 1998 with a Masters of music in Jazz Piano and Composition.
He stayed for 11 years in New York where he recorded five albums as a leader, in formats like duet, trio quartet, quintet and sextet.
He has played and recorded with some of the best jazz musicians including Nat Adderly, Jimmy Cobb, Kenny Garrett, Antonio Hart, Joel Frahm, Jay Anderson, Dan Weiss, Thomas Morgan, Walter Booker, etc.
He has performed at some of the best Jazz clubs in New York including the Blue Note, Smoke, Smalls, The Fat Cat, Kavehaz, The Rainbow Room, etc.
He came back to Santiago Chile in 2007 where he recorded the very succesful trio album entitled " Santiago" which was nominated for record of the year in the Jazz category of the Premos Altazor, the most prestigious award contest for the national arts.
In January of 2009 he opened the Festival de Jazz de Providencia in Santiago with his trio and quintet, a televised concert for all the country with an audience of 6000 people.
In 2010 he was invited to play at a Megaconcert for 10 thousand people with the Symphony Orchestra of Chile, the program included Astor Piazzolla and one composition of Riveros , this concert was also televised.
That same year he was also invited by the Chilean government to perform at the Expo Shanghai in China where he went for 20 days with his trio to play at the Chilean pavilion and also played a solo concert at the Australian pavilion.
In 2010 he released the first Box Set of Jazz in Chile called "Felipe Riveros de Coleccion", a pack of four cds; three recorded in New York plus the record Santiago mentioned earlier which was recorded live at the jazz club Thelonious of Santiago de Chile; the box set was financed by the government funds of the contest Fondart.
He is the Artistic Director and curator of one of the most important Jazz clubs in Chile, the Bistrot Le Fournil Jazz Club, he continues to perform all over Chile and has played in many cities in the world including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Paris, Rome, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Los Angeles and Shanghai.
He lives now alternating 6 months in Santiago de Chile and Paris, France