Six-time Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer/arranger/producer/conductor Jorge Calandrelli, with 26 Grammy Nominations, has been honored for his work in the pop, jazz, Latin, and classical fields.
With the completion of Duets Album 2, Jorge Calandrelli, reaches a milestone celebrating a 25-year association with Tony Bennett. During his long relationship with Bennett, Jorge recorded eleven albums, receiving six Grammy nominations and winning two Grammy Awards for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals.
Jorge Calandrelli has arranged, composed and produced for the following recording artists: Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Sting, Diana Krall, Julio Iglesias, Marc Anthony, Madonna, Elton John, Placido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Johnny Mathis, Paul McCartney, Vanessa Williams, Barry Manilow, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé and Ricky Martin among others.
As both composer and orchestrator, Jorge Calandrelli has been involved in various films and television mini-series. Among the best known are: “Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon” (Director Ang Lee); “The Color Purple” (Director Steven Spielberg); “The Billionaire Boys Club” (Director: Marvin Chomsky) and “Tron” (Director: Steven Lisberger
He was recognized as “All Music Composer of the Year” for the London Wavendon Award for his classical composition “Concerto for Jazz Clarinet and Orchestra” premiered in several countries around the world and is singled out in Michael Roeder’s book “A History of the Concerto.” Another work, Escapade in D minor (2003), was commissioned and premiered by The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra for Arturo Sandoval, with Calandrelli conducting.
Originally from Argentina, Jorge Calandrelli has lived and worked in the United States for over 30 years. He makes his home in Los Angeles, where he serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC).