Thirteen Berklee Alumni Nominated for Latin Grammy Awards
Thirteen Berklee alumni working in one of the most vital segments of the music industry have been nominated for Latin Grammy Awards. The majority of nominees are Music Production and Engineering (MP&E) alumni, 10 in all, some of whom are competing against each other in the Record and Album of the Year categories. Others appear in the Best Engineered Album and Producer of the Year categories. Three MP&E alumni nominees are multi Latin Grammy Award winners: Benny Faccone with seven, Gustavo Borner with six, and five-time winner Gustavo Celis. Aureo Baqueiro, with two previous awards, is up for Producer of the Year for his work on recordings by six different artists.
Alumni nominated in performance categories were Al Di Meola, Bobby Sanabria, and Alexander Acha, who won the Best New Artist Latin Grammy in 2009.
Winners will be announced at the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony, November 10, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The Univision Network will broadcast the proceedings live at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Since the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences founded the awards in 2000, 19 Berklee alumni have received 54 Latin Grammy Awards. Berklee alumni have received a total of 205 Grammy Awards.
The complete list of Berklee alumni Latin Grammy Award nominees follows.
Record Of The Year
"Golpes En El Corazón"
Los Tigres Del Norte Featuring Paulina Rubio
Gustavo Borner '89, producer
Nick Baxter '07,
Gustavo Borner, Justin Moshkevich '07,
Track from: Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends MTV Unplugged
"Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tú"
Ricky Martin Featuring Natalia Jiménez
Enrique Larreal '04, J.C. Monterrosa '97, engineers/mixers
Track from: Musica + Alma + Sexo
Album Of The Year
Alex, Jorge Y Lena
Alex, Jorge Y Lena
Aureo Baqueiro '92, producer
Nick Baxter '07, Gustavo Borner '89, engineers/mixers
Carlos Paucar '93, producer
Carlos Paucar, engineer/mixer
Sale El Sol
Gustavo Celis '94, Alex Leader '05, engineer/mixer
Best Engineered Album
Drama Y Luz
Benny Faccone '78, engineer
Producer Of The Year
Aureo Baqueiro '92
• A Tiempo (Ha*ash)
• Afortunadamente No Eres Tú (Paty Cantú)
• Alex, Jorge Y Lena (Alex, Jorge y Lena)
• Dos Mundos Revolución En Vivo (Alejandro Fernández)
• La Marcha De La Vida (Benny)
• Tú (Leonel García)
Best Instrumental Album
Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody
Al Di Meola ‘74
Best Latin Jazz Album
Tito Puente Masterworks Live!!!
Bobby Sanabria '79 conducting The Manhattan School of Music
Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
Best Short Form Music Video