Sebastian Krys

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Sebastian Krys
Born (1970-11-11) November 11, 1970 (age 47)
Origin Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Latin pop
Occupation(s) Record producer, audio engineer
Instruments Keyboards, Organ, Guitar
Years active 1992-Present
Associated acts Sandy e Junior, Gloria Estefan, Carlos Vives, Shakira, Luis Fonsi, Ricky Martin, Kinky, Los Rabanes, Obie Bermúdez

Sebastian Krys (born November 11, 1970) is an Argentine-born American audio engineer and record producer. A five-time Grammy and 12-time Latin Grammy winner, Krys has worked with many Spanish language pop and rock artists such as Sergio Dalma, Eros Ramazzotti, Sandy e Junior, Gloria Estefan, Carlos Vives, Shakira, Alejandro Sanz, Luis Fonsi, Vega, Kinky, Los Rabanes, Obie Bermúdez, Ricky Martin,[1] Marc Anthony, Lori Meyers, Fangoria, La Santa Cecilia and Will Smith.


Sebastian Krys (pronounced "Chris") was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and arrived in the United States of America in 1980 at the age of nine as an undocumented immigrant. His father was a travel agent and his mother a teacher. His brother and sister were also undocumented on arrival in America. His brother runs a real-estate investment firm and his sister is a psychologist at a liberal arts college. Krys became a U.S. citizen in 2012. He Lives with his wife Pamela Krys, and sons Nick and Gabe Krys.[2]


Krys started in 1992 as a recording intern at the legendary Emilio Estefan's Crescent Moon Studio in Miami, where he worked until the early 2000s. There he worked with major Latin artists such as Roberto Blades, Celia Cruz, Enrique Iglesias, David Bisbal, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Jon Secada, and, of course, Gloria Estefan.

In 2010, after moving to Los Angeles, Sebastian launched an independent music company called Rebeleon Entertainment.[3]


As a producer and mixer he won five American Grammys[4] and ten Latin Grammys.[5] He's currently in the fourth spot as the Most Latin Grammys won by a Producer third as Most Latin Grammys won by an Engineer or Mixer, and sixth as Most Latin Grammys won in a lifetime.

In 2007 Sebastian Krys was awarded the Producer of the Year[6] at the 8th Latin Grammy Awards

In 2009 he was inducted to the Full Sail University Hall of Fame.[7]

Selected discography[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Tsunami Entertainment Producers". Retrieved 28 Feb 2011. 
  2. ^ Krys, Sebastian. "Immigration Stories". The White House. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rebeleon Twitter
  4. ^ "Grammys awards search for Krys". 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Latin Grammys awards search for Krys". 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  6. ^ The Grammy Foundation (9 November 2007). "The 8th Latin GRAMMYs Sizzle". Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Full Sail University (2009). "Full Sail University Hall of Fame". Retrieved 28 February 2011.