Nacho Gonzalez Nappa is an award-winning composer and producer, with a focus in film and video game. Recent scores include Queering, nominated to the prestigious South by South West SXSW Film Festival; Kingdom Rush Vengeance, considered one of the most popular mobile video games in the Apple Store in the US and China; Alexis Viera, documentary about the famous soccer player, released in Netflix. He has also worked in numerous projects for Spotify, Amazon Prime, and Exile Content, premium content Hollywood Studio.
González Nappa has worked with artists like Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Vives, Jorge Drexler, Ruben Rada, among others. He also worked with some of the finest jazz musicians in the world, including multi Grammy winner John Patitucci, Oscar nominated Terence Blanchard, multi Grammy winner Omar Hakim -drummer for Madonna, Sting, Miles Davis, among others.
In 2016, he founded ulabmusic.com, a platform for emerging artists incubated inside media giant Univision. At U-Lab he produced more than 10 albums with some of the most talented up and coming artists from New York and Boston area, and he also produced digital series and documentaries, including “CUBA: Music Revolution”, selected in the Madrid International Film Festival and Santa Barbara Film Festival.
González Nappa is also a journalist, worked for 4 years as literature reviewer, and worked 8 years in poverty reduction and social entrepreneurship in Latin America. He co-founded operations of techo.org in the US, and socialab.com
PODER Magazine named him one of the "TOP 20 under 40" Hispanics in the US. He has also received the Wayne Shorter Award, the Jazz Education Award –two of the most prestigious recognitions for young composers in the US, and some of his pieces have been premiered at Lincoln Center, by the big band of multi Grammy nominated Bobby Sanabria. Nacho González graduated from Universidad de Montevideo and Berklee College of Music.
*Pictures by Luis A. Zavaleta and Dani Portal