Luis Fernando Ochoa

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Luis Fernando Ochoa
Birth name Luis Fernando Ochoa
Also known as LuisFer
Monstruo del rock
Born (1968-08-16) August 16, 1968 (age 50)
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Rock, pop, pop rock, Latin pop, dance, merengue
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, record producer, art producer, sound engineer, arranger, backing vocalist
Instruments bass, guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, keyboard, mezcla, percussion
Years active 1984–present
Labels Sony BMG, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Live Nation, Roc Nation, RCA Records
Associated acts Shakira, Gustavo Cerati, John Hill, El Cata, Chayanne, Ricky Martin, Jose Gaviria

Luis Fernando Ochoa (born August 16, 1968) is an American musician, composer, record producer, art producer, sound engineer, arranger and backing vocalist known for his works with artists such as Shakira, Chayanne, and Ricky Martin.[1]


Luis Fernando Ochoa was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States on August 16, 1968. He lived in Chicago and at age 17 arrived in Medellin. From an early age, he became used to spending whole hours stuck to the sound system in which his parents heard songs from Elvis Presley, Engelbert Humperdinck and cumbias that they received from Colombia. Although not from a family with a great musical vein, his great-grandmother did play the piano very well and it was through that instrument that he began to discover the first notes.[2]


In the 70s he became a fan of rock and bands such as the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and in Medellín he was part of the group Nash. Later in Bogotá he joined Compañía Ilimitada, which he was linked until 1990. Back in Medellín, he was part of Dloop and Lakesis, he started making music for advertising. His career as a producer started when a BMG label executive asked him what he was doing at Lakesis and, without knowing why, he replied: "I am the producer". Since then he started working as a producer, not only with Shakira but also with other Colombian artists like Jose Gaviria. Between 1996 and 1998 his life was between Mexico City and Los Angeles, and since 1998, when he worked with Shakira in the production of Dónde Están los Ladrones? he established in Miami. "It has not been easy, in Miami it is difficult to break that outline of noises, partying". For him, artists such as Bacilos, Polo Montañés, Juanes and Shakira have been very important because they have exposed the music made in Miami to the world and have shown that in variety is the pleasure of learning, making and listening to music.[3] Ochoa received a nomination for Producer of the Year at the 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.[4]



  1. ^ Luis Fernando Ochoa en las ligas mayores
  2. ^ Luis Fernando Ochoa Detrás de la consola
  3. ^ señal radio colombia : Luis Fernando Ochoa productor de Shakira
  4. ^ "The nominees are ..." Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. July 23, 2003. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
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