5 Aug 2018

Shelly Berg - first call pianist and arranger

From Standing Room Only, 1:47 pm on 5 August 2018

American jazz pianist and arranger Shelly Berg is one of the great go-to's for American singers - his lengthy CV includes working with Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Gloria Estefan, Bobby McFerrin, Chicago, KISS and Carole King. Aside from pop and jazz, Shelly loves classical music too - he's heading to New Zealand to perform a concert ranging from Gershwin and Duke Ellington to Debussy. Shelly Berg's piano of choice is Steinway and he's been nominated for several Grammy Awards as an arranger and co-producer. Lynn Freeman asked just how he defines jazz in 2018: An American in Wellington is on this Thursday at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.