Roger Nutter

Roger Nutter


(719) 502-3200 |

Box D37, Downtown | DT-S210



Roger Nutter studied with Paul Parker and Bobby Montoya in Pueblo, CO, and also with Harry Leahey in Plainfield NJ, (all former students of Johnny Smith) and has been making a living since 1973 performing and teaching. Roger studied classical guitar, theory, and composition at the University of Northern Colorado and is a member of A.S.C.A.P.

Professional Experience

As a guitarist, bassist and vocalist Roger has entertained audiences ranging from politicians and first responders; to people of all ages ranging from children to senior citizens, residents of care centers, rehabilitation hospital patients, bar patrons, and bikers.
He has accompanied many fine musicians and vocalists, as well as provided guitar music for many religious groups, weddings, funerals, graduations, and subsequent related receptions and parties, art show openings, and fill-in guitarists at the Broadmoor, you name, he’s done it.

Roger was the music director for an off-Broadway musical called “The Brass Peddler” in New York City in 1984. Prior to that, he had been performing in the greater New York/New Jersey area and even played on the street corners in Greenwich Village a few times.
In the mid, to late ’90s his band played several outdoor music festivals and was the opening act at Falcon Stadium in 1999 for the recording artist Kenny Rogers. Roger was a member of Academy Jazz Ensemble, (big band), for their 2016 and 2017 seasons, and is currently with Colorado Country, Masquerade, (ballroom dance band), and Equinox, (PPSC faculty jazz duo through quintet).

Classes Taught

He has been an Adjunct Instructor since 1996 at Pikes Peak State College of Private Instruction on guitar and bass, as well as Music Theory and Guitar Performance Classes.