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Berklee Alumni and Faculty Earn 23 Grammy Award Nominations

BOSTON, MA, December 15, 2005 -

Eighteen Berklee alumni and three faculty members were nominated for a total of 23 GRAMMY® Awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The nominees were recognized for their outstanding contributions in a variety of categories, including pop, rock, metal, jazz, Latin jazz, hip hop, country music, film scoring, and for achievement in audio engineering/mixing, arranging, and art direction.

The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and broadcast on CBS at 8:00 p.m. (EST). The Caribbean Jazz Project Featuring Dave Samuels which includes Berklee faculty members Samuels, Oscar Stagnaro, and Mark Walker, and alumni Diego Urcola ’90, and Dario Eskenazi ’88 - was nominated in the category Best Latin Jazz Album. In other jazz categories, Branford Marsalis ’80, and Alan Broadbent ’69 were nominated in the category Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, while Luciana Souza ’88 and Tierney Sutton ’87 are both up for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Drummer Antonio Sanchez ’97 was nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, for The Way Up by Pat Metheny Group.

A list of Berklee alumni and faculty nominees in jazz categories for the 48th Annual GRAMMY® Awards follows. Category 45 Best Contemporary Jazz Album • The Way Up Pat Metheny Group, Antonio Sanchez ‘97, drummer [Nonesuch] Category 46 Best Jazz Vocal Album • Duos II Luciana Souza ‘88 [Sunnyside] • I'm With The Band Tierney Sutton ‘87 [Telarc Jazz] Category 48- Best Jazz Instrumental Solo • 'Round Midnight Alan Broadbent ’69, soloist Track from: 'Round Midnight [Artistry Music] • A Love Supreme - Acknowledgement Branford Marsalis ’80, soloist Track from: Coltrane's A Love Supreme Live In Amsterdam [Marsalis Music] Category 50 Best Latin Jazz Album • Here And Now - Live In Concert Caribbean Jazz Project Featuring Dave Samuels, faculty [Concord Picante], Mark Walker, faculty, Oscar Stagnaro, faculty, Dario Eskenazi ’88, and Diego Urcola ‘90 Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music. For over half a century, the college has evolved constantly to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. With over a dozen performance and nonperformance majors, a diverse and talented student body representing over 70 countries, and a music industry "who's who" of alumni, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today - and tomorrow.

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  • Artist / Group Name: Caribbean Jazz Project Featuring Dave Samuels
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