Ernesto Cortazar Lara was born in Mexico City where he
began his fascination with the guitar as a 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
Conservatory Nacional De Musica of Mexico City.
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: ,
Wayne Krantz, Christopher Rosenberg and Rodney Jones, to
name a few. He also study in Europe with Kurt Rosenwinkel
and Nelson Veras.
Ernesto is a world-class guitarist, a professional musician for
more than twenty years who has played with many of greats
in the art: Carlos Santana, Kermit Driscol and others