Tickets are $100 VIP Seating; $50 General Admission; $5 Students.
The Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation, the Frost School of Music, and the Coral Gables Art Cinema present Mancini & Jazzmen at the Movies. Shelly Berg and Martin Bejerano will play famous Jazz scores in a live 2 piano concert accompanied by the film clips that made the music famous. Composers and film scores by Henry Mancini will be associated with Frost School of Music: Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Days of Wine & Roses. The performance begins at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a reception featuring light bites and drinks.
Shelly Berg is the Dean of the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, a position he has held since June 2007. In addition to his leadership role as dean, he is the Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music and teaches classical improvisation and private piano students. The All Music Guide says Shelly is one of the finest pianists around in the early 21st century playing modern mainstream jazz.” His CD, 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).
A graduate of the esteemed New World School of the Arts, Martin Bejerano received a full scholarship to attend Florida State University, where he studied classical piano with Leonidas Lipovetsky, and jazz piano, composition, and arranging with Bill Peterson, whom he cites as one of his most important influences. Today Martin performs with Christian McBride Band, Dave Holland, Pat Metheney, Ignacio Berroa, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lonnie Plaxico, Arturo Sandoval, Mingus Big Band, Marcus Strickland, and Chick Corea with recent performances at Symphony Space, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Jazz Gallery, and Festival Miami,”. Martin was also awarded the prestigious "New Jazz Works" composition and ensemble development grant by Chamber Music America. Currently, Martin heads the jazz piano department at the University of Miami, teaching jazz piano, improvisation, and composition, and continues to perform internationally.
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