Berklee Alumni Nominated for 2020 Latin Grammys

By 
Eugene Ahn
October 1, 2020
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Fourteen Berklee alumni are nominated across eight categories, including Album of the Year.

Miguel Zenón is nominated for Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album.
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Fourteen Berklee alumni have received Latin Grammy nominations for performing, songwriting, production, engineering, and mixing across a variety of categories ranging from Album of the Year to Best Latin Jazz Album. The 21st annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony, which takes place on Thursday, November 19, will be held remotely and broadcast on Univision. 

“Last year we were thrilled when Berklee alumna Nella Rojas [B.M. '15] won the Best New Artist Latin Grammy,” said Berklee President Roger H. Brown. "We’re incredibly excited, once again, to have many talented alumni nominated, and we look forward to seeing who wins this year."

Since the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences founded the awards in 2000, 39 Berklee alumni have received 99 Latin Grammy Awards. The nominees for 2020 include previous Latin Grammy winners Tony Maserati ’86, Gustavo Borner ’89, Rodrigo Cuevas '05, and Justin Moshkevich ’07. 

Below is a full list of Berklee alumni Latin Grammy Award nominees. Please note the list is subject to change as we receive updated information. 

Album of the Year

Pausa, Ricky Martin
Enrique Larreal ’04, album recording engineer

La Conquista del Espacio, Fito Páez
Gustavo Borner ‘89, album producer, album recording engineer, album mixer
Justin Moshkevich ’07, album mastering engineer

Cumbiana, Carlos Vives
Michelle Mancini ‘08, album mastering engineer

Best Pop Song

“Una Vez Más,” Ximena Sariñana
Elsa Carvajal ‘14, songwriter

Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album

Antología De La Música Ranchera, Aida Cuevas
Rodrigo Cuevas ’05, producer

Best Tango Album

Fuella Y Cuerda, Gustavo Casenave Quartet
Gustavo Casenave ’97, artist

Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album

Tradiciones, Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra
Lorenzo Ferrero ‘13, codirector
Arya Morales Badiola ’14, coproducer

Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera, Miguel Zenón
Miguel Zenón ‘98, artist

Best Classical Album

The Juliet Letters, Elena Rivera & Cuarteto Latinoamericano
JC Vertti '12, album producer

Best Arrangement

"La Flor De La Canela," Tradiciones, Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra
Lorenzo Ferrero '13, arranger

Best Engineered Album

3:33, Debi Nova
Daniel Bitrán Arizpe ‘13, engineer
Daniel Dávila ’13, engineer
JC Vertti ’12, engineer
Justin Moshkevich ‘07, engineer
Tony Maserati ’86, mixer
Paul Rubinstein ’06, engineer

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