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Thu | August 29, 2024
SHELLY BERG TRIO's CD Release of "ALEGRIA' with: Carlitos Del Puerto and Dafnis Prieto
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Catalina Bar & Grill
All Ages
$25.00 Buy Tickets

Shelly Berg is a Steinway piano artist and multi-Grammy nominated arranger and producer. His newest album Alegría will be recorded with bassist Carlitos Del Puerto and drummer Dafnis Prieto and released in June 2024 through ArtistShare.

His prior album Gershwin Reimagined: An American in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by José Serebrier and produced by Gregg Field (Decca Gold). It is praised as “A magnificent tribute to the genius of George Gershwin, chock-full of major musical talent and delivered in superb sound,” by Colin Clarke in Fanfare, and described as “a bold leap in creating a hybrid mixture of seminal Gershwin that is fresh, inspiring and virtuosic,” by singer Michael Feinstein.

The All Music Guide says “Shelly Berg is one of the finest pianists around in the early 21st century playing modern mainstream jazz.” His recording project The Deep with bassist Dave Finck on Chesky Records is widely admired for its versatility and virtuosity with 4.5 stars from DownBeat magazine. His solo project Shelly Berg: The Nearness of You (Arbors) and a two-piano album with Dick Hyman Meeting of Minds (Victoria) are also both critically acclaimed. His album Blackbird, recorded with the Shelly Berg Trio on the Concord Records label, reached #1 in US jazz radio and garnered Record of the Year and Artist of the Year nominations (Jazzweek, 2005).

Berg was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals category as co-arranger of “I Loves You Porgy / There’s a Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon for New York” from the album Rendezvous (2018) featuring jazz singers Clint Holmes and Dee Dee Bridgewater with The Count Basie Orchestra. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocals category for his arrangement of “Be My Muse” on Lorraine Feather’s album Flirting with Disaster (2015), as well as his arrangement of “What a Wonderful World” on Gloria Estefan: The Standards (2014), and “Out There” on Lorraine Feather’s Tales of the Unusual (2013). He was also nominated for a Grammy as co-producer of Gloria Estefan: The Standards in the Best Traditional Pop Album category.