The Palm Beach International Music Awards (P.B.I.M.A.) judging panel consists of the most experienced and accomplished musicians, writers, and producers in the Music Industry. These judges are pioneers, with dozens of GRAMMY, E.M.M.Y., Billboard Awards combined, many platinum and gold records, with TOP 10 hits from across the globe. This year’s judging panel included: Al Di Meola, Arturo Sandoval, Jon Secada, Carlos Oliva, Diego Torres, Leonid Agutin, Jimmy Rosenberg, Richard Bravo, Angelica Maria Varum, Orlando “Maraca’ Valle, Slava Moroz-Gutman, Mikhail Reva, Tasula Mia, and Harold Ortiz, Frantisek Brikcius, and Hobart Earle.
The judging panel has announced this week their decision to award David Serero for Best Song Arrangement Award. A world-renowned musician, Richard Bravo, commented upon David Serero’s arrangement of Thriller: “Very impressive interpretation of a timeless classic!”
David Serero arranged and produced his Jazz Big Band version of “Thriller,” initially recorded by Michael Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones, as part of his new Broadway project: “Scarface, The Al Capone Musical,” where he extensively showcases his talents as an arranger and producer with premiere arrangements of Jazz, Hip-Hop, adding colors of Opera, and Musical Theater. Before being a worldwide renowned opera singer, actor, and producer, he started his music career as a jazz pianist, arranger, and record producer.
Listen to David Serero’s “Thriller” from “Scarface, The Al Capone Musical” with vocals performed by Frank Humphrey. Available on all platforms: https://youtu.be/Vqcu0jOqPAw
David Serero is a critically acclaimed and awards-winner opera singer, actor, director, and producer. He has performed more than 2,500 performances in more than 45 countries, directed and produced nearly 100 theatrical productions, starred in over 100 films and T.V. series, recorded and produced over 100 albums and, played more than 50 lead and title roles (in several languages) from the Opera, theatre, and musical repertoire. In New York, he starred Off-Broadway in iconic roles such as Shylock, Cyrano, Othello, Barabas, Yiddish King Lear, Don Giovanni, Figaro, Romeo, Nabucco, as well as new works such as Napoleon by Kubrick, Queen Esther, Anne Frank a Musical, among others. In his native Paris, he also starred as Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha) and Happy Mac (Beggar’s Holiday by Duke Ellington). He entered the prestigious Who’s Who America for demonstrating outstanding achievements in the entertainment world and for the betterment of contemporary society. In 2019, he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, the Morocco Day Distinguished Achievement Award, the Trophy of the Culture of Morocco, and was named among the fifteen most influential Moroccans worldwide by Morocco’s airline Royal Air Maroc. David is a member of the Recording Academy and the Television Academy and a voting member of both the Grammys and Emmys. In 2020, David Serero received the UNESCO Award for Diversity in Paris and became an Honorary Member of the United Nations of Arts and Science. In 2021, he won 4 BroadwayWorld Awards for Best Performer of the decade, Best Producer of a Musical of the decade, Best Producer of a Play of the decade, Best Opera singer of the year. He was awarded the Certificate of Recognition by the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, for his contribution to the City’s dynamic cultural landscape, enriching the vibrant performing arts sector, and uplifted and inspired diverse New Yorkers: www.davidserero.com