Quantcast

First Singaporean nominated for Grammy falls short

LOS ANGELES – The first Singaporean to be nominated for a Grammy came up short on Sunday, with guitarist Arun Shenoy losing out to top veteran trumpeter Chris Botti for best pop instrumental album.

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.


Follow Us






Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94