Ernesto Cortazar Lara
Ernesto Cortazar was born in Mexico City where he began his
fascination with the guitar
young child. By the age of ten he was playing and learning to master his
instrument. He is
mainly a self taught guitarist, although when he was fourteen he began
three years of
study at the National Conservatory of Mexico.
As an adult he lived for a while in New York City and studied with some
of the greatest
players that call that city home: Kurt Rosenwinkel, Wayne Krantz,
Christopher Rosenberg ,.
to name a few.
Ernesto has been a professional musician for more than twenty years
working in live
performances as well as being highly in demand as a session musician.
been home since 2003.
From 1994 through 1996 he toured the world with Ricky Martin and has
Carlos Santana, Kermit Driscol and other giants of the music world.
Ernesto is one of the few guitar players in the world with the skill and
talent to combine
great virtuosity with an emotional depth that touches the soul of all who
hear his music.
His improvisations are well known for their exceptional creativity and
Releasing two new CDs in 2009, Signal and You Are Welcome now
Cortazar Duo and Ernesto Cortazar Trio as compilations of original
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