Relaxing backstage: James Moody, Shelly Berg, Jon Faddis
Sharing the stage: Bruce Hornsby and Shelly Berg
Ready to play: Chuck Berghofer, Shelly Berg, Gregg Field
On The Jazz Cruise: Bill Cunliffe (piano), Shelly Berg and Terrell Stafford (trumpet)
Pure rapture: jazz is the ultimate musical experience.
Recording session: Shelly Berg conducting his orchestrations for a Joe Cocker album (Los Angeles)
Pianist Gerald "The Wig" Wiggins holding court at an IAJE convention. We miss you Gerald.
Shelly Berg with the legendary Gerald Wilson and his equally legendary son, guitarist Anthony Wilson
Recording a track arranged by Shelly Berg for the movie "Men of Honor" with Bob Hurst (bass) and Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums)
Rufus Reid (bass) and Shelly Berg, while performing together on The Jazz Cruise.
In the presence of greatness: Shelly Berg with lyricists Marilyn Bergman & Alan Bergman
Musical collaborators: Shelly Berg and Ginny Mancini
Musical soulmates: Carmen Bradford and Shelly Berg
Shelly Berg and supreme jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton after performing at the famed Oak Room, Algonquin Hotel in NY
Celebrating with my muse and inspiration: Julia Berg
Jamming in California, Shelly Berg and Jimmy Buffett
Michael Tilson Thomas and Shelly Berg sightreading Mozart piano duets at an arts retreat
Way too much fun performing at the Aspen Comedy Festival with Bruce Gaitch (guitar), Shelly Berg and CJ Vanston (keyboards), comedians Cheech and Chong, and actress Catherine O'Hara
Shelly Berg has orchestrated approximately 100 arrangements for vocalists over the years including several for Gary LeMel, president of Worldwide Music for Warner Bros.
Shelly Berg with the incredible Jon Hendricks
Shelly Berg with good friends: producers Phil Ramone and Gregg Field
Dean Shelly Berg congratulates Frost School of Music alumni Dawnn Lewis and Joshua Henry (center) after their opening night performance of "The Wiz" on Broadway. Also pictured Donna Arbide and Julia Berg.
Frost School of Music faculty: Paul Posnak, Don Ogelsby, Frank Cooper, Shelly Berg, Ross Harbaugh preparing for a Bach Concert
At the podium after a great rehearsal: Shelly Berg (soloist) with conductor Cristian Grases and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Caracas, Venezuela
Shelly Berg with good friend and drummer Aaron Serfaty
Dave Grusin and Shelly Berg: after a concert featuring Dave Grusin with the Frost School of Music's Henry Mancini Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami
Shelly Berg: at Firehouse Recording Studio, Pasadena, CA
Recording engineer Les Williams has engineered all of my trio albums...a good friend for 30 years.
Mutual admiration club: extraordinary pianist Dick Hyman with Shelly Berg, after performing a two piano concert
Dynamic Duo: Shelly Berg and guitarist Frank Potenza
Always a blast: Shelly Berg with lyricist and musical collaborator, Lorraine Feather
In action: answering a question at a masterclass
Pure happiness: Shelly Berg at a summer music festival
In the zone: it's where I love to be...
We gave it our all: Ken Peplowski and Shelly Berg after a set on The Jazz Cruise
A few favorite photos from earlier years...
Shelly Berg at age 13.
Mentors: Albert Hirsch (left) and Lucien LeMieux (right) at a reception after my senior piano recital.
Ed Shaunessy was one of the first guest artists I invited to clinic my big band at San Jacinto College.
Trombone virtuoso Bill Watrous and master bassist Lou Fischer entered my life around this time and encouraged me in my jazz career
Woody Herman! Also pictured, former Stan Kenton saxophonist, Dick Wilkie
Shelly Berg at a rehearsal with Terry Gibbs (vibes), Buddy de Franco (clarinet), Bill Murry (bass), and Mike Lefevre (drums) Mike is sorely missed on the Texas Jazz Scene
Everyone who knows saxophonist Bunky Greene loves him. Here we are with Joe Siegel while performing at Chicago's Jazz Showcase
Exploring new technology: Shelly Berg demonstrates online teaching with a Yamaha Disklavier at a NAMM Show.
My father Jay Berg: doing what he loved best until the day he died.
A birthday celebration with my family.