As a Composer, Musical Director, Arranger, Producer, Conductor and Performer, Cheche Alara has worked with some of the biggest names in the world of music.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cheche has lived most of his life in Los Angeles.
He moved to the U.S. after receiving a talent scholarship from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he obtained a B.A. in Arranging/Orchestration. This was followed by a talent scholarship from the University of Southern California, where Cheche obtained his Masters Degree in Jazz Studies.
As a Producer, he has worked withNatalia Lafourcade, Il Volo, Thalia, Robbie Williams, Estopa, Pepe Aguilar, Enrique Bunbury, and Lena Park. Cheche was Executive Music Producer for Jordan Smith's "'Tis The Season" PBS Special, featuring David Foster.
Cheche has been Musical Director/Conductor for Mike Patton, Colbie Caillat, Caetano Veloso, Natalia Lafourcade, Alejandro Sanz “MTV Unplugged”, 2 “American Idol” Tours, Christina Aguilera (Asst. Director), Disney’s “High School Musical” Tour (original cast), 5 Latin Grammys’ “Person of the Year” Concerts (Placido Domingo, Shakira, Caetano Veloso, Miguel Bosé, José José), Martina McBride, Jennifer Hudson, “The Alma Awards” (NBC), “To Tell The Truth” (ABC/Freemantle USA), “The Winner Is” (NBC/Talpa), Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino, Thalia, Chayanne, Paulina Rubio, Fantasia Barrino, Los Tigres del Norte (MTV Unplugged), Jordan Smith, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Juanes, Emmanuel, Rosario Flores, Marco Antonio Solís, among others.
He is the Composer for the TV shows “To Tell The Truth” (ABC), “Alma Awards” (NBC), “Dance Machine” (NBC-RDF USA), “Watchmen - Justice is Coming” Video Game (Warner Brothers), “Squash the Street” Video Game (Last Legion Games), “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” Video Game (Last Legion Games), “The Bonnie Hunt Show” (NBC), “Radio Disney Latin America”, “Another Cinderella Story” (Warner Premiere).
As an Arranger, Cheche has worked with Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Dionne Warwick, The SAG Awards, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Pepe Aguilar, The Producers Guild Awards, Enrique Bunbury, Alejandro Sanz, Thalia, Ricky Martin, The Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony with the Oslo Symphony Orchestra, Paulina Rubio, The Latin Billboard Awards, Enrique Iglesias, Alex Ubago and others.
He has recorded and played Keyboards for Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Kelly Clarkson feat. John Legend, Andrea Bocelli, Natalie Cole, Carole King, Natalia Lafourcade, Jennifer Lopez, Patti LaBelle, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, David Foster, Santana, Mya, Destiny’s Child, Eric Benét, Playing for Change, Laura Pausini, Robyn, Carlos Vives, Patti Austin, and many others. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under Conductor Gustavo Dudamel.
As a member of different House Bands, he has backed up Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Doobie Brothers, Alicia Keys, The Blacked Eyed Peas, Babyface, Jill Scott, Jessica Simpson, Gloria Gaynor, among others.
As a Lyricist, Cheche adapted the songs of the Disney hit album and movie “High School Musical” to Spanish, as well as coaching the cast from the movie.
His TV Performances include The Grammys, Latin Grammys, American Music Awards, Saturday Night Live, MTV Music Awards, The Tonight Show, The David Letterman Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Alma Awards, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Billboard Awards, The Essence Awards, Music in High Places - and many others.
He has given Master Classes at Berklee College of Music, USC, Musicians Institute, Fermatta School of Music (Mexico) and was a Faculty Member of Musicians Institute.
Cheche is fluent in English and Spanish.
He spends most of his time in his Los Angeles recording studio.
When not making music, you’ll find Cheche spending time with his family, sea kayaking, cycling, going to the L.A. Opera, listening to a lot of NPR , hiking, going to the beach, watching Monty Python and always trying to find crazy places to eat and try new foods.