First Singaporean nominated for Grammy falls short
Shenoy, who was born in the southern Indian state of Karnataka before moving to Singapore, received a Grammy nomination for his debut album “Rumbadoodle,” which he recorded during live performances around the world.
Shenoy has described his guitar work as a new perspective on gypsy rumba flamenco, merging the genre with other global influences.
The Grammy ultimately went to “Impressions” by Botti, whose pop-influenced jazz works had won him four previous nominations.
The other contenders in the category – saxophonist Dave Koz, for a live album recorded in Tokyo, and guitarist Larry Carlton – also had previous Grammy nominations.