One of the most sought-after music producers, engineers, arrangers, and remixers in the entertainment industry, eight-time Grammy Award and five-time Latin Grammy Award winner Humberto Gatica is in demand not only for his pristine technical ability and faultless ear, but also for the passion he brings to every single project he undertakes. His peerless artistry blends the sonic and the creative into an inspiring package that has led some of the best-selling and most beloved artists in the world — including Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Julio Iglesias, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and Mariah Carey — as well as legendary producers David Foster and Quincy Jones — to want to work with him. Over the course of his nearly four-decade career, the Chilean-born Gatica has had a hand in many landmark, multi-platinum albums and singles including Chicago’s 17, Tina Turner’s Private Dancer, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, USA For Africa’s “We Are The World,” Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” Josh Groban’s Noel, and Michael Buble’s recent No. 1 Crazy Love.
Voces Unidas Por Chile, a group of Latin America’s biggest stars — Shakira, Beto Cuevas, Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra, Laura Pausini, and Maná’s Fher Olvera, as well as Michael Bublé — whom Gatica has assembled to record the charity single “Gracias A La Vida.” Proceeds from its sale will go to the reconstruction efforts in Gatica’s native Chile after the massive earthquake that rocked the country in February.
Gatica’s other labor of love is producing a set of Spanish-language romantic classics, including “Bésame Mucho” and “Historia de un Amor,” sung by his adored Uncle Lucho in duet with such top-notch vocalists as Julio Iglesias, Alejandro Sanz, Luis Miguel, Juanes, and many others. These are passion projects that are truly in keeping with Humberto Gatica’s enduring compassionate and creative spirit.