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Shelly Berg

Pianist, composer, arranger and educator Shelly Berg brings a considerable array of talents to the contemporary music scene. Versatility coupled with innate talent has shown to be the keynote of his career.

Describing Berg's work as a jazz pianist, the Los Angeles Times stated, “Berg burns hard, his fingers flying over the keyboard while his body nearly levitates off the bench. Exhilarating . . . filled with breakneck parallel runs, sudden rhythmic shifts and harmonic modulations that leave the crowd breathless!” The LA Jazz Scene added, “Who invented Happiness? Walt Disney? Wrong. It was pianist Shelly Berg. It didn’t matter what tune or tempo, Berg genuinely found happiness with the music. His smile and body language were infectious. Berg’s deeply swinging, fluid, and often funky solo work was awesome.” Shelly was a finalist in the 1988 Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and his CD, “The Will”, spent eight weeks in the Top Ten of the Gavin Definitive Jazz Radio Chart. The Shelly Berg Trio's CD “Blackbird” (Concord) reached Number One on Jazz Week's radio chart (2005), and is still played frequently on radio and internet sites. His solo CD “Nearness of You” is also critically acclaimed (Arbors).

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