Dean Shelly Berg Earns 5th Grammy Nomination

Dean Shelly Berg Earns 5th Grammy Nomination

By UM News

Dean Shelly Berg Earns 5th Grammy Nomination

By UM News
Shelton “Shelly” Berg, Dean of the University of Miami’s Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category “Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals”

Shelton “Shelly” Berg, Dean of the University of Miami’s Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category “Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals” for his arrangement of “I Loves You Porgy / There’s a Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon for New York.” From the album “Rendezvous” (L&L Music), the song pairs artist Clint Holmes with jazz chanteuse Dee Dee Bridgewater backed by The Count Basie Orchestra. This is Berg’s fifth Grammy nomination. He shares arranger credit on the song with Gregg Field, Gordon Goodwin, and Holmes.

Other nominees in the same category this year include Jorge Calandrelli, Joel McNeely (B.M. ’82), and Randy Newman. Winners will be announced at the Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018 in New York City.

Berg is a Steinway piano artist and multi Grammy-nominated arranger, orchestrator, and producer. His recording of “Rhapsody In Blue” and other Gershwin selections with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will soon be released worldwide by Universal Music Group. His album projects The Deep (Chesky), The Nearness of You (Arbors), Blackbird (Concord), and The Will (CARS) are critically acclaimed. Other recent projects include recording and/or performing with Tony Bennett, Seal, Lizz Wright, Andra Day, Renée Fleming, and Arturo Sandoval. Berg is host of the monthly radio show Generation Next on Real Jazz Sirius XM, music director of The Jazz Cruise, and artistic advisor for the Jazz Roots series at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. 

To view the entire list of Grammy nominees, please click here.