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Rafa Sardina

Trustee, CPI member
The Latin Recording Academy (The Latin GRAMMYs)

Los Angeles based Thirteen-Time Grammy® & Latin Grammy® Winner Producer/Mixer/Engineer Rafa Sardina has built an eclectic and impressive client list over the years: Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, Elvis Costello & The Roots, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jordan Smith, David Foster, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Placido Domingo, Celine Dion, Rachel Platten, Harry Conick Jr, Josh Groban, Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey, Shakira, Dr. Dre, Dru Hill, Armando Manzanero, David Morales, Jessy Moss, Luis Miguel, Paco de Lucía, Chris Botti, Susan Boyle, Katherine Jenkins, Zaz, Stewart Copeland, Sheryl Crow, Soul Coughing, Angelique Kidjo, Beyonce, ChocQuibTown, Beto Cuevas, Kevon Edmonds, Kina, Eric Marienthal, Juanes, Angie Stone, Calle 13, Illya Kuriaki & The Valderramas, Alejandro Fernandez, blues legends Al Blake & Fred Kaplan, Juan Gabriel, Jumaane Smith, Jackie Evancho, Naturally 7, Michael Bublé, Cristian Castro, Clare Fischer Big Band, Macy Gray, Robbie Williams, Nick Jonas, Anitta, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Patti Austin, Soweto Choir, Alejandro Sanz, Natalia Lafourcade, Nelson Mandela “Symphony Soweto” with Wouter Kellerman, Miguel and Residente among many others. He has received over 60 Grammy & Latin Grammy Nominations for his work with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Luis Miguel, Diego Torres, Clare Fischer Big Band, Illya Kuriaki & The Valderramas, Alejandro Sanz, Calle 13, Camila Cabello and D’Angelo & The Vanguard.

In 2018 Rafa Sardina got another Latin Grammy recognition for Best Engineered Album. Rafa got recognized in 2016 with a Grammy for Best R&B Album for D’Angelo’s “Black Mesiah”.
Also in 2016 he received 5 Latin Grammy Nominations for Producer Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Pop Album, and Best Alternative Album, winning the Best Alternative Album Latin Grammy. Rafa Sardina is currently serving as Chairman of the Producers & Engineers Wing as well as Governor for the Los Angeles Chapter at the Grammy’s; Trustee of the Latin Grammy’s

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Events featuring Rafa Sardina
Events featuring Rafa Sardina