Toronto-born bassist Shelly Berger has been active as an arranger/composer and leader in many jazz and contemporary music settings. As an arranger and bassist his nine years in Los Angeles included record and/or tour dates with DIANA KRALL, the LOUIS BELLSON BIG BAND and QUARTET, and the musical director chair for ANITA O’DAY.
Highlights as a bassist include performances with: KENNY BURRELL, HERB ELLIS, LEW TABAKIN, ERNESTINE ANDERSON,MARK MURPHY, JOANNE BRACKEEN, RICHIE COLE, NORMA WINSTONE, DOROTHY DONEGON, RED NORVO, PETER APPLEYARD and DON MENZA to name a few.
Shelly has also worked as an arranger for TORONTO MASS CHOIR, QUARTETTO GELATO, MATT DUSK, and SESAME STREET. He has also produced/arranged and or recorded or played with a number of different pop acts including DAVID CLAYTON THOMAS, SAM & DAVE, LOREENA McKENNIT, CHAKA KHAN and DON ROSS.